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Rothko Chapel

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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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I didn't experience anything and thus my statement that it is not for everyone. It is not an intuitive experience per say as you are not quite sure what and if you should be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I am a HUGE fan of Rothko, so I was really looking forward to experiencing what I thought would be a magical visit to the Rothko Chapel. I am surprised by how disappointed I was by what appeared to my eye as monochromatic works without the luster and luminescence so characteristic of Rothko's works. I still recommend a visit so... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I didn't experience anything and thus my statement that it is not for everyone. It is not an intuitive experience per say as you are not quite sure what and if you should be feeling based on the darkness. I think you could fake some serenity if you chose, but why....

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 54 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 42 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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