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Free Admission to the Byzantine Fresco Chapel in Houston

You get free admission every day to the Byzantine free admission to houston's byzantine chapelFresco Chapel, which opened in 1997 in Houston’s Museum District on the Menil museum campus that is anchored by Renzo Piano’s first American building.

Like the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapelis an expression of the spirituality that lies at the heart of all de Menil passions and projects. It is also a manifestation of the redemptive power of art: the chapel was expressly built to house thirteenth-century Byzantine frescoes that had been looted from their original home in a small chapel in Lysi, Cyprus. of the Menil Collection, the Byzantine Chapel Fresco Museum’s glass walls serve as a modern backdrop for the antiquated fragments of frescoes stolen and smuggled from Cyprus. Get caught up in the stillness, and soak in the history without paying a dime.

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