Mark Rothko was an internationally acclaimed artist who explored the idea of unifying all religions. Most notable among his work are his luminous abstract canvases and, of course, his final legacy, The Rothko Chapel here in Houston, a nondenominational, meditative space. In today's fittingly titled lecture, "Rothko on Rothko," his son Christopher Rothko speaks about his father's life, beliefs and work as he's learned about them through organizing countless exhibits all over the world and editing the book The Artist's Reality: Philosophies of Art. Find out why Christopher Rothko thinks his dad is No. 1 (and why many critics agree) at 7 p.m. The Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-524-9839 or visit www.rothkochapel.org. Free.
Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., 2008