Mark Rothko

The Decisive Decade 1940-1950

Sep 14, 2012 to Jan 6, 2013

Rothko on Rothko

Christopher Rothko

This series of videos features the unique perspective of Mark Rothko's son, Christopher Rothko. He talks about subjects ranging from Rothko's progression as an artist to the development of techniques that created revolutionary paintings. To get further insight from Christopher Rothko, ask about the TAP mobile tour when you visit the exhibition.

A conversation with Christopher Rothko

The Columbia Museum of Art welcomed artist Mark Rothko's son, Christopher, to the Museum for a book signing and an engaging conversation with exhibition catalogue editor Dr. Brad Collins on November 30, 2011.

"Having Christopher share heartfelt insight on his father's work gives our visitors a unique and very personal connection to the artist's family," CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius, said. "CMA visitors are responding to Christopher's involvement in the TAP multimedia tour and his introductory essay in the catalogue in a powerful way. His visit will add more depth to their CMA experience."

Christopher has lectured extensively on his father's work at museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. He writes and edits numerous pieces on his father's artwork, prepares many of the Rothko exhibitions and was closely involved with the planning of the Rothko Centennial celebrations in Latvia and Russia in 2003. He is the editor of the book of his father's philosophical writings on art, The Artist's Reality.

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