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Rothko Chapel Hosts Four-Day Symposium on Income Inequality

Posted on · On Thursday (March 31, 2016), the Rothko Chapel begins a four-day symposium called “Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities.” It’s a series of discussions with academics, activists, artists and spiritual leaders intended to spark further conversations about income inequality. We learn more from Rothko Chapel Executive Director David Leslie. (Above: Rothko Chapel Executive Director David Leslie. Photo: Amy Bishop, […]

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Profiling, Rothko Symposium, and Pest Control: Monday’s Show (March 28, 2016)

Posted on · Following last Tuesday’s (March 22, 2016) attacks in Brussels, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas called for “empower[ing] law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” It’s the latest such comment from the two leading Republican presidential candidates suggesting Muslims should be in some way singled out for scrutiny even […]

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

Posted on · 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 […]

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Storm Protection and Rothko Retrospective: Friday’s Show (December 4, 2015)

Posted on · Research from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is offering new solutions to better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of future hurricanes and storms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with three researchers about the legal implications of the proposals, the costs and benefits of each, and how climate change […]

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David Leslie and His Vision For Rothko Chapel

Posted on · Rothko Chapel’s new executive director is getting re-acquainted with Houston. David Leslie is back in his home state after 18 years in Oregon. News 88.7’s Arts and Culture Reporter Amy Bishop recently sat down with Leslie to talk about his vision for the next chapter of the Houston landmark. MORE: Rothko Chapel Names Their New Executive […]

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Events Planned to Mark 50 Years Since Rothko Chapel Commission

Posted on · In 1964, Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil commissioned the famed Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko to create the Rothko Chapel, a sacred space for both art and contemplation located in the city’s museum district. Now, 50 years after the commission, there’s a series of events reflecting on the artist and his work planned […]

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Alternative Education, Managing AMBER Alerts & the Rothko Chapel: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014

Posted on · You may have heard that this is “School Choice Week” – it’s an awareness campaign to promote alternative education options. Some see that as code for school vouchers. For others, it represents a desire to highlight the fact there are lots of educational options out there. It’s with the latter in mind that we’ll highlight three non-traditional […]