Due to damage and repairs required as a result of Hurricane Beryl, the Rothko Chapel is closed indefinitely; the Welcome House will open 11am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Please continue to check our website for updates related to opening hours as we will update as more information becomes available. 


for the media

rights and reproductions

The Rothko Chapel welcomes opportunities to be included in journals, magazines, newspapers, online blogs, and other print publications. We have a selection high-resolution stock images of the interior of the Rothko Chapel and the exterior with Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk available for one-time-only purchase and use. Historic images and archival materials are available by request. Please understand that the process for these materials can take longer and, depending on the request, cannot be guaranteed. 

Please download, complete, and sign the Image Publication Request Form. Submit your request by emailing the form to will.davison@rothkochapel.org.

Please allow up to 5 business days for a response and 2-4 weeks for your request to be processed. Before materials are provided, your request must be approved, signed, and the payment received.

We require pre-payment by check, wire transfer, or credit card. Please make checks, in U.S. dollars, payable to: Rothko Chapel

You are responsible for any charges for international wire transfer and/or currency exchange. We cannot deduct these costs from the invoice.


press images

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 indemnifying the Rothko Chapel against any claims of copyright infringement.

We require the following credit line to be included in the caption, preferably on the page with the image:
Rothko Chapel
Houston, TX
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 media@rothkochapel.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.

To make your request, please complete, sign and send the Film Request Form or the Photography Request Form to will.davison@rothkochapel.org. Please allow up to 5 business days for a response and 2–4 weeks for your request to be reviewed and processed. 


archive research requests

The Rothko Chapel Archives currently includes more than 400,000 items documenting the Chapel’s 48-year history. Researchers may request access to these materials by completing and submitting the Rothko Chapel Archives Request Form to archives@rothkochapel.org. If you are interested in publishing any materials from the Archives, please inform the archivist.

Please note that accessing the archives requires an in-person visit. Our research hours are by appointment only.

For additional information or questions contact archives@rothkochapel.org.

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