Illumination Gala

may 14, 2019 at the astorian

Please join us as we shine a light on three extraordinary individuals who have carried on the work of our founders, Dominique and John de Menil, by building and lifting up communities around the arts, spirituality and social justice. 

With the Houston skyline as our background at the stunning Astorian, guests will enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, music by Raquel Cepeda, seated dinner by A Fare Extraordinaire, program celebrating our honorees, and special performance by Austin composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:00 to 11:00pm
The Astorian ~ Houston, Texas

Funds raised by the gala will support the Chapel's rich program offerings and help us to maintain and steward our landmark building, artwork and grounds.

Melanie Lawson & John Guess, Jr.
Nancy & Erik Littlejohn
Tatiana & Craig Massey

Lynn Wyatt, Honorary Chair
Suzanne Deal Booth
Lori Cohen & Christopher Rothko
Kate & Holbrook Dorn
Lisa & John Dorn
Joyce Echols & Steve Wyatt
Milly & Arne Glimcher
Ludmila Golovine
Jenny Laird
Virginia Lebermann
Duyen & Marc Nguyen
Lisa & Josh Oren
Jessica Phifer
Michael R. Piana
Andee Radu & Aziz Friedrich
Charles Ruger
Joyce & Mohammed Salhoot

Thank you for your interest in Illumination: The Rothko Chapel Gala. We hope to see you there!

For additional information, please contact Thuy Tran, Director of Advancement, at 713.660.1405 or by email.

Tables of ten are available for:

$5,000 Sponsor
$10,000 Benefactor
$15,000 Underwriter
​ $25,000 Major Underwriter

Individual tickets start at $500


Make your reservation by Tuesday, April 23rd to be included in the printed program.

* Please note when reserving online: If you wish to purchase multiple individual tickets, please list your desired quantity in the “Additional Information” box, choose “Other” for your donation amount and enter your total purchase amount there. Thank you so much!