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Rothko Chapel

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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No, they aren't black

I first learned about this installation during a History of 20th Century Art course in college in... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
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Houston, Texas
Visiting the Rothko Chapel in Houston

Mark Rothko said it himself the best. "...the people who weep before my pictures are having the... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
brad c
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Los Angeles, California
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A tribute to contemporary art: this beautiful building contains 14 paintings by the famous artist Mark Rothko and a sculpture by Barnett Newman.
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1409 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4829
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I first learned about this installation during a History of 20th Century Art course in college in 1994. In 2009 when I learned I'd be moving to Houston, one of the first things I said was "OMG I GET TO SEE THE ROTHKO CHAPEL". The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Mark Rothko said it himself the best. "...the people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when painting them." The chapel is modest and dim and quiet, no photography. Rustic benches. Once your eyes adjust the paintings begin to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Opinions are different about this place, we found it depressing and reminded us of a grave, not a sacred place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Lovely little chapel, frugally furnished and with some large monochromatic Rothko "paintings." Not much to it. Perhaps good for contemplation.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

I've read articles by people who felt that this was the most peaceful and awe-inspiring place, which allowed them to work through grief, or whatever. The 4 of us who came here must be Philistines, because we didn't feel anything. There are a series of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem in Houston; very tranquil place. The Rothko chapel offers a quiet place to retreat from busy Houston and enjoy the silence of the chapel, submerge in the amazing paintings. The surrounding grounds are equally nice, especially the Barnett Newman statue. Volunteer staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I was very pleased to find the Rothko Chapel after hearing about it at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. What a peaceful, beautiful, simple attraction! The grounds are well maintained and the pool with the obelisk is very serene. The chapel is simple octagon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

I have visited this chapel many times over the years, and while I understand that it may not speak to every visitor, I have found it to be an exceptionally beautiful and tranquil space. The paintings are austere and beautiful, and invite contemplation and meditation....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Interesting place very tranquil. Frankly it confused me big room with 4 large black canvases one on each wall . The grounds around chapel were nice and sculpture in reflection pool is unique . It was a tag onto a visit to the Manil museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Addison G
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a welcome respite, in times when you just need to be still and reflect. A quiet place to meditate. It is free...donations excepted, and is near other museums, and the Montrose/Arts area.

Date of experience: March 2018
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