Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Rothko Chapel

In 1971, Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil partnered with Mark Rothko to create one of Houston’s timeless landmarks, The Rothko Chapel. Fourteen of Rothko’s canvases adorn the walls of this interfaith place of meditation and reflection, and during this, its Fortieth Anniversary year, several events are scheduled.

Photos are not permitted inside, but this is an image shot across the reflecting pool where Barnett Newman’s “Broken Obelisk” resides. A visit here is a very moving, yet tranquil experience.

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