Getting Ready for the Mark Rothko Pavilion

Rothko Pavilion rendering at dusk
What’s Happening Now 

Preparation for the Mark Rothko Pavilion continues as the new loading dock is being constructed on the south end of campus along Southwest Jefferson Street. This move not only makes way for the Pavilion but provides a safer and more efficient way to move art and exhibitions in and out of the Museum. Progress includes the careful removal of the brick garden wall followed by larger-scale excavation and the commencement of building the new loading dock. Visitors inside the Museum will notice galleries on the south end of the Main Building are closed. This is because of the vibrations of the machinery and increased encroachment into the Museum interior as construction progresses. Concurrent with the construction
of the new loading dock, there is work throughout the Main Building to upgrade mechanical systems like sprinklers.

In August, preparations to begin work on the Mark Rothko Pavilion will be visible, with fencing going up in the courtyard and other work taking place. 

How to Visit 

The Museum will remain open to visitors throughout the project. We encourage members and visitors to refer to the website, subscribe to our email newsletter, and follow us on social media before visiting to ensure that you get the most out of your visit while construction is underway. Some galleries may be inaccessible during various phases of construction. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of construction (filtering air and reducing noise, for example) and ensuring visitor and staff safety; our visitor services associates are always here to help. 

Get Involved 

Making this project a reality is a monumental undertaking, and we are so grateful to all of the donors and partners who have gotten us this far. Are you interested in learning more about the project and how you can be involved? Please contact 

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