Explore with the curator of “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” Rothko’s early painting Thru the Window (1938–39), never before exhibited in the United States and on view in the exhibition, as a starting point for our examination of the evolution of the artist’s artistic vision. Davis gives pecial attention to Rothko’s admiration for the art of the Old Masters as described in his writings with the working title, The Artist’s Reality.

Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas


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