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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Rothko’s Contemporaries at Midcentury

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

03:00 PM – 03:45 PM
US/Central

 Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1953, mixed media on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko

This 45-minute tour explores one of the outstanding strengths of the Museum's collections: the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Long recognized as among the foremost figures of the Abstract Expressionist vanguard, Mark Rothko (1903–1970) embraced the possibility of beauty in pure abstraction with a painterly eloquence that gave a new voice to American art. Although the artists known as Abstract Expressionists, or the New York School, were never a formal association, they did share some common values, favoring spontaneity and improvisation; dynamic, energetic gesture; and highly abstract images.

Image: Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1953, mixed media on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko

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HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Admission is $65 for the general public or $55 for MFAH members, and includes an hour-long tour and a glass of sparkling wine. Availability is limited; advance reservations are required and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directions & Parking

  • Beck Building

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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