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Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

Courtesy The Estate of Mark Rothko.

Artist Mark Rothko’s name is widely known in Houston because of Rothko Chapel, a meditative sanctuary built by local philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil in 1971 to showcase 14 paintings by the “abstract expressionist.” Now, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is delving deeper into the artist’s work with Mark Rothko: A Retrospective. Running September 20-January 24, 2016, the exhibition includes more than 50 paintings by the Russian-born Rothko (1903–1970), tracing his career and stylistic milestones, from figure studies to his signature tiered rectangles.

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