Illumination Gala

may 14, 2019 at the astorian

Please join us as we honor 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, seated dinner by A Fare Extraordinaire, live music and dancing.

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
Joyce Echols & Steve Wyatt
Ludmila Golovine
Virginia Lebermann
Duyen & Marc Nguyen
Lisa & Josh Oren
Jessica Phifer
Michael R. Piana
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

 Additional Benefits: As a post-gala thank you, all table buyers and individual underwriter ticket ($1,500 each) buyers will be invited to an exclusive pre-opening night seated dinner with cocktails and wine pairings at MAD on May 23. (Major Underwriter: 10 invitations, Underwriter: 6 invitations, Benefactor: 4 invitations, Sponsor: 2 invitations, Individual Underwriter: 1 invitation)

To purchase online, please click here*

Fill out a Gala Reservation Form that can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the Chapel.

Make your reservation by Tuesday, April 2nd to be included on the invitation.

* 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!