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Rothko Chapel

1409 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4829
+1 713-524-9839
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Dark Art and Meditation

We were so excited to go see this. We'd heard wonderful things. The entrance was wonderful and we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
8vntrer
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Rockville, Maryland
Chapel of Dark

Small dark place near the Menil Collection. Did not make an impression on me. Maybe if I had some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mislouro
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“reflecting pool” (12 reviews)
“quiet space” (5 reviews)
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1409 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4829
Neartown/ Montrose
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+1 713-524-9839
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so excited to go see this. We'd heard wonderful things. The entrance was wonderful and we loved the sculpture and story of it just outside with the reflecting pool,. A guide told us the history as we entered. The shock was how disappointing...More

Thank 8vntrer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small dark place near the Menil Collection. Did not make an impression on me. Maybe if I had some guided tour I could understand a little more about it. The one thing I really liked it was the offer of several religious books of different...More

Thank mislouro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paintings Mark Rothko, very worth the trip. Lighting comes from a skylight so the ambient light level varies as clouds come and go. Inside the octagon building it is a cool reprieve from the heat of Houston. There are some simple wooden benches and cushions...More

Thank Suz T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is difficult to describe Rothko Chapel. When I first entered it, I did not like it but afterwards I thought about it a lot, so it means it left a big impression on me which is exactly what art should do. I would revisit...More

Thank 134AlexG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a very quiet and still space in a large octagonal stone room with tall, dark panels painted by Mark Rothko. Lighting comes from a skylight so the ambient light level varies as clouds come and go. There are some simple wooden benches and cushions...More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and peaceful place. Entrance is free. Parking is close by and free. It has a nice group of Rothko's paintings. It is dark and cold. The fountain is nice. I suggest to visit the Chapel before or after visiting the Menil collection. As such,...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A great place to reflect and meditate, to come before God and be still, let him speak to you and draw you close to Him.

Thank Marti66
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I'm sure people's responses to this place will vary depending on your their tastes in art, but I found it incredibly peaceful. It was easy to be mindful and focus on the beautiful space and Rothko's paintings as they offer little to direct your thoughts...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 20 August 2017

There is just something to this very large, peaceful place. I try to stop by several times a year - especially when I am alone and just want to walk and meditate. And then you always have the visual of the nearby Menil Collection to...More

Thank ATM666
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This won't take you long to go through, but it's definitely worth a visit. I recommend reading up on Rothko and how this chapel came to be. Google it, and it'll make your visit much more fulfilling

Thank nitemonkey
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