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Rothko Chapel

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Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Address: 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006-4839
Phone Number: +1 713-524-9839
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A tribute to contemporary art: this beautiful building contains 14...

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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An amazing must-see. Thank you to the de Menil Family.

If you love art, appreciate Rothko, are a spiritual person, or enjoy seeing unusual art installations, this is a must-see in Houston's Montrose area. The chapel itself features... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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tokyo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This chapel, located in an inconspicuous neighborhood in Houston, is home some of Rothko's most impressive, large paintings. They are subdued. Whenever I am i Houston, a visit this place. It is wonderful to enjoy the Rothko's and to meditate.

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indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rothko intended a tragic air to this extraordinary space for 14 (or so) site-specific paintings, but it can be quite uplifting, given the right weather conditions. We went in there on a sunny day with moving clouds, so that the lighting changed dramatically and often. Upon entry, it appears that there are nothing but black paintings inside on the walls.... More 

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Ft. Mohave, AZ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first visit to this over-rated place, we arrived with an architecture professor from a famous university. The chapel was pitch black inside. The guards got irritated because my wife, a painter, leaned close to a pitch black painting on the wall to try and see it. Then the guards threw the professor out for talking inside the chapel.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rothko was a weird person, and his art is weird. there's nothing there that would attract a real art lover. macabre, dark, devilish colors..no wonder Rothko committed suicide

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like some Rothkos ( my uncle owned 4) but these were dark and depressing as was both the interior and exterior of the chapel. Only wooden benches and paintings inside. I prefer my inspiration to come from beauty, not dispair.

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Thank ellentravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden treasure. In Houston. It is located among trees and green vegetation. The frescos inside the chapel invite to meditate deeply. During the summer Every month the society at Rothko Chapel promotes alive free concerts.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Rothko Chapel is very special. It is simple and quiet, and makes you become reflective and thoughtful.....even if you don't want to !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place enegizes you and lets you go deep int your tranquil place as fast as yo take your third breath, while it can be better when there are less people, it really does not matter, as the images that surround you bring you such level of peace that all is well.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you love art, appreciate Rothko, are a spiritual person, or enjoy seeing unusual art installations, this is a must-see in Houston's Montrose area. The chapel itself features the Rothko panel installations. The chapel visit can be a peaceful, inspiring experience, depending entirely upon the respectful nature of other visitors, outside the entry and inside. This is a gift from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Well, it does depend on whether you like the building. I always enjoy going there, especially if there's nobody else, but the guard can be a bit disturbing.

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