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“Incredible icons but now in Greece”
Review of Byzantine Chapel Fresco Museum - CLOSED

Byzantine Chapel Fresco Museum
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Owner description: A small chapel featuring Byzantine frescoes of religious images.
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Incredible icons but now in Greece”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

This was the best example of Byzantine Art in North America but unfortunately they have been returned to their native Greece and are no longer in Houston. The story of how they were sold on the black market but saved and restored by the Menils is very much a part of their history.

Visited February 2012
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Seabrook
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Frescoe Treasure”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Before the museum was closed to return these gifts os our past, I went
to see them one last time. No other museum in Harris County could touch the beauty and chaaracter of these early frescos of earlier centuries of the Mediterrean cultures. The Menil preserved them for all generations to see and enjoy. Someday maybe they will be seen in this area again.
BW

Visited March 2012
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Thank Barbara W
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USA
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Unorthadox Orthadox”
Reviewed 21 October 2012

On the University of St Thomas campus, the chapel is definitely a place for those who want to see something that is both sublime and spectacular. Can be viewed as a church or a work of art. Not large but what is well done has been done well.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Hermann48
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Part of the Menil”
Reviewed 16 June 2012

I really like the lighting of this exhibit it draws a lot of attention to the Frescos and makes the room peaceful

Visited February 2012
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Thank Mike H
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“small gem”
Reviewed 9 June 2012

This is walking distance from the Rothko chapel and Menil collection, and is a beautiful little gem of a building. Historical Byzantine mosaics from a chapel in Cyprus, this is a rare treat to see in this part of the world. Fantastically set in a modern building, with great lighting and atmosphere.

Visited October 2011
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