The Tudors

Portrait from The Tudors

Art and Majesty in Renaissance England
The Tudors is the first major exhibition of Tudor portraiture, textiles, sculpture, silver, jewelry, and manuscripts in the United States. The exhibition follows the development of the arts in England from Henry VII’s seizure of the throne in 1485 to the death of his granddaughter Elizabeth I in 1603.

The Tudor period in England saw the end of medieval feudalism, the rise of absolute monarchy, the English Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the expansion of maritime trade. Art and luxury goods were used to legitimize the Tudor dynasty and reinforce shifting religious and foreign policies. Including iconic portraits of England’s most enduring monarchs and lavish works of art in a variety of media, the exhibition traces the evolution of courtly taste in Tudor England, culminating in the distinctly English Elizabethan style.

About the Legion of Honor
Opened in 1924, the Legion of Honor showcases European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts, ancient art, graphic arts, and contemporary art. Together, the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park make up the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the largest public arts institution in the city and one of the largest art museums in the United States.

The Tudors Art and Majesty in Renaissance England
Through September 24th
Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street) in San Francisco
Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM

You can purchase tickets on the Legion of Honor website.
And, get information about planning your visit here.


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