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Rothko Chapel

Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Address: 1409 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713 524 9839
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Description: 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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Overlooked gem

Sitting next door to better known Menil Collection. Simple and small chapel though unless you were told, not obvious place of worship. Quiet space in bustling city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had read about the Rothko Chapel years ago and was happy to get the chance to actually go see it when I was on business in Houston. Having read about the concept and the many challenges the artist had faced when designing the chapel, I was maybe expecting too much. Sure, it is a place of tranquility, but it... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had high expectations for this chapel. The reflection pool on the exterior of the chapel was a calm, lovely spot, but given the traffic in the area, it was not a very contemplative spot. The interior of the building was cool, a relief from the 100 degree heat. I think that we may have enjoyed the chapel more had... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

this chapel opens for all faiths. The most outstanding experience is the quiet. The walls are hung with various sizes of larger canvasses canvasses of dark grey-black. With backless benches placed in a circle. You have thoughts of introspection and consider you place in the world.

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Hempstead, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the most relaxing places in the area. A great place to meditate or to just experience his art.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Probably a controversial review, but I have to tell it like it is. I was super excited to visit this Chapel, loving the idea of interfaith chapels and the calm reflection it promised. Unfortunately, my favorite part was the outdoor reflecting pool and sculpture. The interior was too dimly lit for my taste and the Rothko paintings, while very contemplative,... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

By far one of my favorite places to seek solitude in Houston. Its a wonderful place for quiet contemplation and observing the depth of Rothko's work. Must see if you're a Houston native or just passing through here.

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

beautiful stillness, space and softly shifting light ..... I visit here every time I am in Houston, beautiful and quieting

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Sitting next door to better known Menil Collection. Simple and small chapel though unless you were told, not obvious place of worship. Quiet space in bustling city.

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New Paltz, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to the Rothko chapel partly because I had been so many times and had loved sitting in the Rothko room at the Philips Collection in Washington DC. The Chapel is reminiscent in many ways, but it is a much larger space with much larger paintings, with, however, less going on to engage my eyes. We spent about 30-35... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was very excited to visit the Rothko Chapel as I love art and the idea of an interfaith chapel, but I am sad to say I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. My favorite part was the reflecting pool outside with the Newman sculpture. Very peaceful and pretty. A woman greeted us as we walked... More 

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Additional Information about Rothko Chapel

Address: 1409 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713 524 9839
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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