MFAH Master Tours: Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

Photo by © James Merrell

Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House brings the renowned collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from England's Houghton Hall to the United States for the first time. Family portraits by Hogarth and Sargent, unique furniture by William Kent, and exquisite objects in porcelain, gold and silver tell the fascinating stories behind one family's collecting over three centuries, all presented in re-creations of the original room settings.

On two Mondays, July 28 (led by MFAH director Gary Tinterow) and Aug. 4 — when the museum is closed to the public — take part in Master Tours, a series of in-depth events led by art historians who share their expansive knowledge of the works on view. Each tour is an hour long and may be enjoyed as a single tour or as a two-part series.

After the tour, discuss your experience over a glass of champagne.

Availability is limited, so advance reservations are encouraged and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.



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


Individual tours are $65 general admission, $55 MFAH members. Two-part series tickets are $115 general public, $100 MFAH members.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.