Houston Matters

For Fans of Mark Rothko, Houston is the Place to Be Right Now

For fans of the famed abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko, there’s no better place to be than Houston right now. The exhibit, Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, is on display now through Jan. 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. And, of course, more of his works can be seen regularly at the Rothko Chapel and the Menil […]

For fans of the famed abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko, there’s no better place to be than Houston right now. The exhibit, Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, is on display now through Jan. 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. And, of course, more of his works can be seen regularly at the Rothko Chapel and the Menil Collection.

But while many of Rothko’s works call Houston home, many more do not. After the artist died, his estate gave about half of his works to the National Gallery of Art. Now, the retrospective at the MFAH allows Houstonians to see more than 60 of those works.

Here, we learn about the legacy of Mark Rothko – and why Houston is currently the ultimate destination for lovers of his work – from museum director Gary Tinterow, Rothko Chapel executive director David Leslie, and Menil Collection head librarian Eric Wolf.

Our piece was produced by Troy Schulze. You can see his video from the exhibition above and here.

Share