Rothko Chapel in Montrose welcomes visitors again after $30 million renovation

ByMatt Dulin Community Impact Newspaper logo
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Rothko Chapel now open after $30 million renovation
Press play to learn more about the chapel. While admission is free, you'll still need to get a ticket to enter.

HOUSTON, Texas -- After a year and a half of renovation and restoration, the Rothko Chapel will reopen to the public Sept. 24.

SEE RELATED STORY: Rothko Chapel in Montrose undergoing $30 million facelift

The chapel is located at 3900 Yupon St.

Admission is free, but tickets will be required, and visits will be limited to 30 minutes. The chapel will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

The Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House, located at 1410 Sul Ross St., will serve as the check-in point for visitors. It will also house the Chapel Shop, which sells mementos and gifts.

The renovation was financed by the $30 million "Opening Spaces" campaign. The second phase of the work will include the construction of an administration and archives building, a program center, a guest house and a meditation garden.

The chapel, named for the painter Mark Rothko, who also helped design the space, will mark its 50th year in 2021. Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil funded the chapel as a nondenominational, contemplative space.

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