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Rare / Major Mark Rothko Retrospective in Houston
Rare and Major Mark Rothko Retrospective at Museum of Fine Arts Houston Mark Rothko, recognized as one of the foremost figures of the Abstract Expressionist vanguard, has an unparalleled exhibit ?Mark Rothko: A Retrospective? at the acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from September 20, 2015 to January 24, 2016. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the only venue in the United States for this exhibition, and this is the first comprehensive overview of the work of artist Mark Rothko seen in the United States since 1998. This definitive retrospective draws upon the unrivaled holdings of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., with the addition of works lent by The Menil Collection, Houston. This display is an absolute must for any art lover to see, and the presentation and setting at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is absolutely impeccable.
In fact, the display is not only a must see for art lovers, but also for anyone who thinks deeply about humanity, about emotion, about unbridled passion, and desires to seek peace and truth in an impassioned, intellectual and spiritual manner. For creating such an astounding and impactful exhibit which is impeccably designed and organized, Alison de Lima Greene, Curator of Contemporary Art and Special Projects, Whitney Radley, Publicist, and Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, are to be greatly appreciated and thanked for their monumental and herculean efforts to procure, arrange and organize this exceptional and important display to be viewed in the United States. Artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970) embraced the possibility of beauty in pure abstraction with a painterly eloquence that gave a new voice to American art. He explored the tragic and the sublime, and the complex, deeply thoughtful, passionately colored, and emotionally charged canvases remain a testament to the divine expression and feeling he brought to modern painting. At the epochal exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, more than 60 of artist Mark Rothko?s magnificent paintings trace the artist?s full career and highlight milestones in the evolution and development of his unique, visionary and distinctive style. www.Artist.com would like to express great thanks and gratitude to Ms. Whitney Radley, Publicist for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, to Ms. Alison de Lima Greene, Curator of Contemporary Art and Special Projects, and to Mr. Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. They have been an invaluable source of information, and have, through their extraordinary and untiring efforts to bring this monumental collection to Houston, helped enhance and enlighten the lives of all viewers who are fortunate to visit this exhibition at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, for a once in a lifetime experience. Artist.com would also like to thank the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. www.Artist.com also thanks the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., The Mark Rothko Foundation, and Ms. Kate Rothko Prizel and Mr. Christopher Rothko, for permitting us to display images, and for their wonderful and generous contributions to the world of art. Images belong to National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. ? 1998 by Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, and are shown with permission and courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Reproduction, including downloading of Rothko Artworks is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express permission of the copyright holder. Requests for reproduction should be directed to Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.