Rothko Chapel, Houston

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Montrose Neighborhood

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    Being and Nothingness in Houston

    by yooperprof Updated Oct 3, 2002
    Rothko Chapel

    Favorite thing: The Rothko Chapel is the one building that is indispensible in Houston. Its blankness, its modesty, its calm all make it the most un-Texan building in Texas. The Chapel is the gift of philanthropists John and Dominique Menil, and is located in the Montrose neighborhood. It was designed by Philip Johnson to be a non-denomination interfaith chapel. Inside are seven unforgettable chromatic "panels" by contemporary American painter Mark Rothko. The Chapel is a place for spiritual reflection and quietude, in the midst of one of America's most money and status-driven cities.

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