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The Contemplating Rothko Series: Mark Rothko: The Houston Connection, Chelby King, Talk

Presented by Rothko Chapel at Rothko Chapel, Houston TX

May 06 2014
The Contemplating Rothko Series: Mark Rothko: The Houston Connection, Chelby King, Talk

In celebration of 50 years since Mark Rothko was commissioned to create the Chapel, we are presenting The Contemplating Rothko Series, featuring art historians, curators, and musicians.

Rothko Chapel presents Mark Rothko: The Houston Connection. A talk by Chelby King (pictured).

How did John and Dominique de Menil come to commission Mark Rothko to create his masterpiece, the Rothko Chapel, in Houston?

Art historian Chelby King discusses Houston art professor Jermayne McAgy’s influence on the de Menil’s commission and her connection to Rothko.

Chelby King was awarded a M.A. in art history from

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$10 Suggested Donation

Contact: 713-524-9839


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Additional time info:

Talk at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 for guests who RSVP. All seats open at 6:45PM. A reception on the plaza follows the program.

We kindly ask that you do not operate cell phones, laptops, cameras and other electronic devices inside the Chapel. Please no photography of any kind inside the Chapel. Food and beverages are not permitted inside of the Chapel. Items such as backpacks, luggage, and umbrellas must be left in the Chapel foyer.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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