Rothko Chapel: An Oasis for Reflection

New Release - Rothko Chapel: An Oasis for Reflection

Celebrating the release of the first monograph on the Rothko Chapel in over 20 years

This exciting new publication offers a first look at the recently restored Rothko Chapel, a world-renowned destination for spiritual renewal, with all-new photography and scholarship of the renovated building and campus, published on the occasion of the Chapel's 50th anniversary.

The Rothko Chapel--home to 14 monumental modernist paintings by the pioneer Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko--is an interfaith sacred space dedicated to global human rights, art, and spirituality, located in Houston. The Chapel was founded in 1971 by arts patrons and philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, who placed their utmost faith in Rothko's vision to express the profound, the miraculous, and regard for the sanctity of the human spirit in this oasis for the intellect and the spirit.

Through photographic testimony and the insights of scholars, this large-format volume gives an intimate look at this sacred space, where visitors seek solace and inspiration within this truly ecumenical sanctuary featuring Rothko's iconic paintings. Pamela Smart discusses the spiritual side and Stephen Fox puts the architecture in the context of Houston.

Purchase your copy today

Rothko Chapel: An Oasis for Reflection is available for purchase in hardcover or in hardcover with a limited edition, commemorative 50th anniversary sleeve in the Rothko Chapel Shop beginning Saturday, February 27th. The Chapel Shop is located within the Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House across from the Chapel at 1410 Sul Ross Street. 

Purchases can be made onsite at the Welcome House Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm, or online through the Chapel Shop for curbside pickup and shipping within the United States. 

Shipping for international orders is still in process. For international shipping inquiries, email

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Street parking is free and available on Yupon, Branard, and Sul Ross streets around the Chapel. Please pay attention to all parking regulation signs.

Rothko Chapel visitors are also welcome to use the Menil Collection parking lot located at the intersection of Mulberry and West Alabama streets. 

The Moran Parking Garage at the intersection of Graustark and West Alabama streets on the campus of the University of St. Thomas is also available for parking for $5 per car. 

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