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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
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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The space is quite interesting. The peacefulness was great and reflected in the uses for the building. The light level difference from the outside is significant and so takes a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
KJones13
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The space is quite interesting. The peacefulness was great and reflected in the uses for the building. The light level difference from the outside is significant and so takes a while for your eyes to adjust and then appreciate the Rothko artwork.

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El Paso, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very dark but interesting place to visit. As part of the Menil Collection, this houses some of the most contemporary yet dark pieces of all the collection. Left highly to interpretation both the exterior as well as the interior lend itself to a wonderful experience.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit both the Rothko and the Menil. Within easy walking distance of each other and both free, it's a worth while experience.

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Thank brikadams
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rothko Chapel is a lovely quiet space that is open every day of the year 10am to 6pm. It is a nice place to go and sit to have some quiet time, read or contemplate the paintings in the chapel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been told people either seem to love or hate the place. Guess I am the later, interesting enough to have a quick look at, doesnt take longer than 5-10 minutes

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Houston and Texas are not especially subtle, in most cases. Rothko Chapel is an exception--an oasis amid H-town's riot of energy and unzoned vigor, an unexpected thin place where seen and unseen graze one another, serene yet humming with spiritual energy, small in scope, but an aperture opening to boundlessness. It's worth a visit!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting place to visit. Doesn't take up a huge amount of time, but kind of worth the trip.

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Crestview, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One door sign said please use the other door, but we didn't see any handles to open other doors! No one was going in or out. The reflecting pool was beautiful and there were a few people enjoying the sunshine. The plaque explaining the controversy over the obelisk was interesting, and added to our appreciation.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very original place in an original area as it sits on the edge of a beautiful park adjacent to Menil Gallery. Extremely nice ambiance, pleasant just to go there and sit on the grass.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a cute little building that contains four walls covered with BLACK paintings. Yes they have a little hint of an image within, but it's really a big nothing. You can find parking right there because nobody stays very long once they see it. If you are considering an alternative trip like going to Jack in the Box,... More 

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