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Inside the MFAH

“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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    Closer Look: William Shakespeare’s Second Folio October 10, 2018

    Houston just happens to have a delightful fall lined up for Anglophiles all around the city! One Shakespeare-themed play—The Book of Will, at Main Street Theater through October 21—inspired us to take another look at one of the rarest yet most influential books in the MFAH collection.

    A Taste of the Scottish North Highlands in Houston October 5, 2018

    This fall, Houstonians won’t have to travel across the pond to find a taste of British royal fare to pair with experiencing the Museum’s exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol.

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    A New Type of Royal Portrait: Queen Victoria & Photography October 3, 2018

    Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol illustrates how Britain’s kings and queens were memorialized in art. One monarch, especially, set a new precedent for how royals were depicted: Queen Victoria (1819–1901).

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    The British Are Coming! Regal Portraits of Henry VIII & Elizabeth I Visit for “Tudors to Windsors” September 14, 2018

    Just two of the masterpieces to keep an eye out for in Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol are a powerful father-daughter duo: a vivid portrait of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein, and Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger’s extraordinary painting of Elizabeth I.