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Rothko Chapel, Houston

3.4
#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Houston
The Rothko Chapel, founded by Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A tranquil meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of Russian born American painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970), the Chapel welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world. On the plaza, Barnett Newman's majestic sculpture, Broken Obelisk, stands in memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Chapel has two vocations: contemplation and action. It is a place alive with religious ceremonies of all faiths, and where the experience and understanding of all traditions are encouraged and made available. Action takes the form of supporting human rights, and thus the Chapel has become a rallying place for all people concerned with peace, freedom, and social justice throughout the world.

Before scheduling your visit, be sure to check our website event calendar for program offerings and chapel closures (http://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/).
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  • There's always something going on at the Chapel - amazing events to experience or just sitting inside to appreciate the space.  more »
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  • A serene place for reflection. The sculptures and design of the landscape lends itself toward peaceful sentiments. The events vary from performance to presentation. Very progressive. Can't wait for the re-opening to make it even better.
  • It’s currently closed for renovations after the flood. When opened, this is an amazing place. It is quiet and serene and allows for meditation. The openness to all beliefs is what is most beautiful.

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