Rothko Chapel COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

Illumination Gala

Illumination: Rothko Chapel's 50th Anniversary Gala

November 6, 2021 at The Post Oak Hotel


Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko
Daniella and Carlos Correa / Correa Family Foundation
Reverends Juanita and Rudy Rasmus

Saturday, November 6, 2021
The Post Oak Hotel • Houston, Texas

Please join us as we shine a light on extraordinary individuals who have carried on the work of our founders, Dominique and John de Menil, by building and lifting up communities around the arts, spirituality and social justice. 

Hosted by the illustrious Post Oak Hotel, guests will enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, dinner, music and some surprises along with a program celebrating our honorees.

Funds raised by the gala will support the Chapel's rich program offerings and help us to maintain and steward our landmark building, artwork and grounds.


Sanford L. Dow
Isabel and Ignacio Torras


Joyce Echols and Steve Wyatt
Christina and Troy Porter
with art auction by Barbara Davis


The Muriel Pollia Foundation


Architecture Research Office
Art Blocks
Maire and David Baldwin
Correa Family Foundation
Sanford L. Dow
Fabergé Inc.
Ann & J Kent Friedman / Esther Friedman Family Foundation
Fairfax Dorn and Marc Glimcher
Bennie Flores Ansell and David Ansell / Holly and Josh Hudley
Karen Rosa and Jim King
Virginia and Lee Lahourcade
Linbeck Group, LLC
Marek Brothers
Katherine and Joseph Mele
Oniel and Jan Mendenhall / Trini Mendenhall
Micheline and German Newall
Michael R. Piana
Christina and Troy Porter
Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko
Rocky Lai / STOA International Architects, Inc.
Isabel and Ignacio Torras
Thomas L. Woltz
Joyce Echols and Steve Wyatt
Phase 1 Construction Team (Ruppert Landscape, Humphrey Company, Galindo & Boyd, Diffco, Renfrow + CO, Pieper-Houston Electric, Kauffman Co.)

Click Here to Purchase Tables, Tickets or Donate to the event. 

Art auction curated by Barbara Davis Gallery
and silent auction organized by Joyce Echols and Steve Wyatt & Christina and Troy Porter

Thank you for your interest in Illumination: Rothko Chapel's 50th Anniversary Gala. We hope to see you there!

For additional information, please contact Thuy Tran, Director of Advancement, at 713.660.1405 or by email.

Sponsorship tables are available for:

$100,000 Luminary Underwriter
$50,000 Presenting Sponsor RESERVED
$40,000 50th Anniversary Underwriter
$25,000 Major Underwriter
$15,000 Underwriter
​ $10,000 Benefactor

For additional sponsorship opportunities contact Thuy Tran at 

Click Here to Purchase Tables Online

Click here to download a printable reservation form.
Attire: Black Tie Optional

Each gala seat has a fair market value of $225 for a total of $2,250 for a table of ten.


Health and Safety

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of our guests, we are requring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test to attend the gala.
Full vaccination must have occurred at least 14 days prior and the negative PCR COVID-19 test must have been administered less than 72 hours prior to the date of the gala. 

At the event, we also ask that when you are not eating or drinking, to please wear a mask. Pre-event protocols will be shared prior to the event. For further information, please contact Thuy Tran, Director of Advancement, at