Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol presents a sweeping survey of the cavalcade of kings, queens, princes, and princesses who have graced the British crown over the last 500 years. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue to host this unprecedented exhibition, which presents many works of art that have never been seen outside of England until now.

These lively, private tours—offered when the rest of the Museum is closed to the public—explore Tudors to Windsors to show how masterworks of painting, sculpture, and photography tell the fascinating story of Britain’s monarchy.

  • The November 19 & December 10 tours are led by David Bomford, Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European art, and chairman of conservation.
  • The January 7 & 14 tours are led by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art.

About Exclusive Tours 
Exclusive Tours offer access to select Museum exhibitions on special Mondays, when the Museum is closed to the public. In these lively, in-depth walking tours, Museum experts share their expansive knowledge about the featured exhibition. After the tour, discuss your experience over a glass of sparkling wine.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; W. A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Swergold Family Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and Lubrizol Foundation. 

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider


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