Books & Media

The Rothko Chapel: Writings on Art and the Threshold of the Divine
Dominique de Menil

This elegant collection commemorates the timeless words and inspired thoughts of Dominique de Menil, a woman whose life’s task was to inspire a better world. With her husband John, Dominique founded the inter-religious Rothko Chapel in Houston in 1971. The de Menils’ dream was for the Chapel to promote interfaith dialogue, human rights, and the arts. They famously commissioned the artist Mark Rothko to create a suite of paintings specifically for the Chapel. (Softcover)

Price: $20.00 + s&h

Image of the Not-Seen: Search for Understanding
The Rothko Chapel Art Series

This book documents a lecture series presented by the Rothko Chapel in 2005. Josef Helfsenstein, Peter Marzio, Dore Ashton, David Anfam, Marti Mayo and others explore some of the questions raised by this challenging sacred space created by Mark Rothko (Softcover).

Price: $30.00 + s&h

The Rothko Chapel: An Act of Faith
Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes has written an incredible journey of the Chapel’s beginnings, including John and Dominique de Menil’s vision, and the work of artist Mark Rothko (Softcover).

Price: $25.00 + s&h

Contemplation and Action in World Religions (Colloquium I)
The Rothko Chapel

Selected papers from the first Rothko Chapel Colloquium “Traditional Modes of Contemplation and Action.” (Softcover).

Edited by Yusif Ibish and Ileana Marculescu

Price: $10.00 + s&h


Ethnicities and Nations (Colloquium V)
The Rothko Chapel

Processes of Interethnic Relations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific from renowned leaders. (Hardcover)

Price: $10.00 + s&h

MURAL Live at the Rothko Chapel (CD)

MURAL’s lush and inviting sound-world incorporates a wide range of percussive, harmonic, and timbral effects and suggests the vastness and mystery of time, as do Rothko’s paintings. With Jim Denley on flute and saxophone, Kim Myhr on acoustic guitar, and Ingar Zach on percussion, the trio created a site-specific and improvisational work relating to, and inspired by, the Rothko murals in the Chapel. 
Recorded at the Rothko Chapel, March 4, 2010.

Track List:
1. Doom and Promise

Price: $10.00 + s&h