Rothko Chapel, Houston

Rothko Chapel, Houston

Rothko Chapel is not oriented with any particular faith tradition. It is located in downtown Houston and was founded by John and Dominique de Menil. But calling this the place a chapel is an understatement of the work of art which is at this place. It was one of the first true ecumenical structures in the world. It is open for all faith traditions of the world to use and appreciate. In its history, it has been a proverbial Mecca for international culture and religious tolerance and exchange. It is also the spot for many performances. The center is also used as a house of prayer for many faith traditions.

The shape of the building is octagonal in nature. It also sits inside a Greek cross. The walls of the chapel hold 14 paintings done by Mark Rothko. In the year 2000, it was added to the National Registry for Historic Places. This in itself is quite the achievement, because buildings are typically not added to the NRHP until they are at least fifty years old.
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Sight Name: Rothko Chapel
Sight Location: Houston, USA (See walking tours in Houston)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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