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Rothko Chapel

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Hm, depressing ....

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

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Munich, Germany
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Not what we expected.

Lovely little chapel, frugally furnished and with some large monochromatic Rothko "paintings." Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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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
Neartown/ Montrose
+1 713-524-9839
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank 994beat
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Klugeco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank 281hansv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank senojt358
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Addison G
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank angelaholland1
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If in Houston you must take out time to visit this extraordinary celebration of art, architecture and spirituality. The Rothko Chapel was first commissioned by the Catholic University as a way of brining back aesthetics and excellence in theological art. The De Menill Family took...More

Thank Sanjoy R
Reviewed 5 September 2018

While I've viewed Rothko's paintings in many museums, and sat in contemplation for long periods, I was disappointed by his chapel. I've wanted to visit for years, and the setting is serene (including the Barrett sculpture), but the stark experience did not move me. We...More

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