Visual Art

Video: Mark Rothko In Houston

For fans of the famous abstract-expressionist, there’s no better place than Houston right now.

Detail of "Untitled," 1957, by Mark Rothko, The Menil Collection, Houston
Detail of “Untitled,” 1957, by Mark Rothko, The Menil Collection, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston director Gary Tinterow, Rothko Chapel executive director David Leslie, and Menil Collection head librarian Eric Wolf talk about the legacy of abstract-expressionist artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970), and why Houston is currently the ultimate destination city for lovers of Rothko’s work. The MFAH is currently showing Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, an exhibition of more than 60 paintings tracing Rothko’s entire career arc, on view through January 24, 2016.

This video will be featured on the Houston PBS program Arts InSight, airing Friday, November 20, 8:30pm, on TV 8.

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