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Dear Chapel Supporter,

The Rothko Chapel only holds a fundraising Gala for very special occasions. It is not an annual affair. This year marks 50 years since John and Dominique de Menil commissioned Mark Rothko to create a sacred place, a threshold to the divine.

As the Rothko Chapel's Cultural Ambassador, I am truly honored to chair the Gala to commemorate this occasion and to honor my friend, the inimitable Tilda Swinton.

Tilda is a creative force of international acclaim and the Rothko Chapel is delighted to present her with its Visionary Award. For over 25 years, she has forged a career that transcends conventional boundaries, integrating theater, film, art, and fashion. In addition to award-winning performances in feature films, she has dedicated herself to producing and performing in independent, groundbreaking cinema and arts projects.

We are delighted that native Houstonian and acclaimed director Wes Anderson will attend the Gala and introduce Tilda.  Wes’ films include Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, the short film Hotel Chevalier, the animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox, and, most recently, Moonrise Kingdom. His newest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, was released this March.

For a comprehensive list of benefits please see below. To attend the Gala and pay online, please click here or click on the list of benefits below. For more information, please contact Director of Advancement and Communications This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 713.660.1405.

I hope you will consider purchasing a table and I look forward to sharing in the excitement of what promises to be an unforgettable evening!

Warmest regards,

Lynn Wyatt
Rothko Chapel Cultural Ambassador and Visionary Award Gala Chair