Artful Thursday Lecture: "Downton Abbey and Houghton Hall — Alike or Not?"

Photo by James Merrell

Downton Abbey, the critically acclaimed British television series, has captured attention the world over, making it one of the most widely watched dramas in TV history. How does this fiction based in truth relate to Houghton Hall, the great English country house built in the 18th century by Sir Robert Walpole and maintained, to this day, by members of the Cholmondeley family?

This Artful Thursday explores the striking differences and similarities between life in a fictional and a real English country house.

While you are at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, see the exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House for just $15. Admission provides access to the entire museum.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free.
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