Rothko Chapel and its collection

Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas , founded by John and Dominique de Menil . The interior serves not only as a chapel, but also as a major work of modern art. On its walls are fourteen black but color-hued paintings by Mark Rothko . The shape of the building, an octagon inscribed in a Greek cross , and the design of the chapel was largely influenced by the artist. The chapel sits two miles southwest of downtown in the Montrose neighborhood, situated between the building housing the Menil Collection and the Chapel of Saint Basil on the campus of the University of Saint Thomas . About 55,000 people visit the chapel each year. Susan J. Barnes states "The Rothko Chapel...became the world's first broadly ecumenical center, a holy place open to all religions and belonging to none. It became a center for international cultural, religious, and philosophical exchanges, for colloquia and performances. And it became a place of private prayer for individuals of all faiths" On September 16, 2000, the Rothko Chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places .

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Rothko Chapel
Yupon Street 3900
TX 77006 Houston

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00


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Yupon Street 3900, Houston

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