rights, reproductions, research
The Rothko Chapel welcomes opportunities to be included in journals, magazines, newspapers, online blogs, and other print publications. We have multiple high-resolution stock images of the interior of the Rothko Chapel and the exterior with Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk in the foreground. These are available for one-time-only purchase and use.
You may request additional contemporary or historic images. Please understand that the process can take longer and, depending on the request, cannot be guaranteed.
To obtain images of the Rothko Chapel and for permission to publish images, please download, complete, and sign the Rothko Chapel Image Permission Form. Submit your request by emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow two to four weeks for us to process, review, and approve your request. Once it is approved, we will send a signed copy for your files, and a digital invoice via Square for the associated fee, if one is deemed necessary.
We require prepayment by check, wire transfer, or credit card.
Please make checks, in U.S. dollars, payable to: Rothko Chapel
Mail completed forms and checks to:
1409 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006
You are responsible for any charges for international wire transfer and/or currency exchange. We cannot deduct these costs from the invoice.
Once we have received your payment, Rothko Chapel sends the requested images through DropBox.
Once your publication is complete, we ask you to send a digital link (if applicable) to email@example.com and a physical copy of the publication to the Rothko Chapel Archives and Library.
Professional journalists may request images to accompany media coverage of the Chapel, the Broken Obelisk, or events.
As an applicant or publisher, you agree to be responsible for obtaining any necessary third-party copyright clearance, and for indentifying the Rothko Chapel against any claims of copyright infringement.
We also require the following credit line to be Included In the caption, preferably on the page with the image:
Photographer credit line
Unless explicitly approved by the Rothko Chapel, the reproduction may not be bled off the page, guttered, or cropped. If a detail is used, it must be specifically captioned as such.
No type logo or other image may be superimposed on the reproduction. A black-and-white reproduction may not be printed on color paper stock.
To request general images of the Rothko Chapel or a specific image of an event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 2-4 days for the response.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING REQUESTS
The Chapel evaluates filming and photography requests on a case-by-case basis, based on the nature of the project. Any repeated or further use of the photographs and/or film requires a new application and further permission. Please, note that all professional photography and filming projects taking place on the Grounds or within the Chapel must go through the application process described below. Professional and/or commercial photography or filming projects are not allowed to take place on the Plaza, Grounds, or within the Chapel without the advance written permission of the Rothko Chapel.
ARCHIVE RESEARCH REQUESTS
The Rothko Chapel Archives currently includes more than 400,000 items documenting the Chapel’s 45-year history. Researchers may request access to these materials by completing and submitting the Rothko Chapel Archives Request Form.
Please note that accessing the archives requires an in-person visit.
Here are guidelines for accessing and using the archives:
No food or beverages are allowed in the Archives. Please use only pencils when taking notes. The Archive staff provides cotton gloves that must be worn when handling photographs and other delicate materials.
As a researcher, you must assume the responsibility for securing required permissions to copy, quote and/or publish any materials in the collection.
Our research hours are by appointment only.
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