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People from all parts of the world and all walks of life visit the Chapel for renewal and restoration. They come to experience prayer, meditation, religious services, lectures, concerts, or simply sit in silence among the magnificent Mark Rothko murals.

Oct
3

Twelve Moments: Difference

12:00 PM

For the month of October, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation on the topic of "Compassion" in the Jewish tradition, led by Rabbi Dan Gordon of Temple Beth Torah. 

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
4

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
6

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
10

Open Letters by Mark Menjivar

7:00 PM

Open Letters is an ongoing project by artist Mark Menjivar that engages Texas communities in dialogue around capital punishment issues.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
11

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
13

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
18

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
20

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
25

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Oct
27

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
1

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
3

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
7

Twelve Moments: Forgiveness

12:00 PM

For the month of November, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation on the topic of "Forgiveness" in the Islamic tradition, led by Imam Dr. Wazir Ali of Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed and Masjid Al-Qur’an. 

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
8

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
10

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
15

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
15

34th Annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: “Care for Creation”

7:00 PM

Leaders and members of nine different faiths across the city offer prayers of thanksgiving and read sacred texts on thankfulness.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
17

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
29

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Nov
29

Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture Series in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights with Elizabeth Yeampierre

7:00 PM

The 4th annual lecturer will be Puerto Rican attorney and climate justice activist Elizabeth Yeampierre. 

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Dec
1

World AIDS Day Observance

8:30 AM

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Rothko Chapel will host a morning meditation to show support and solidarity with the millions of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS. 

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Dec
5

Twelve Moments: Justice

12:00 PM

For the month of December, the Rothko Chapel presents a contemplative practice on the topic of "Justice," led by Rev. Francene Young of St. Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
1

Twelve Moments: Renewal

12:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel honors the start of the New Year with the sound of crystal bowls resonating throughout the Chapel, led by yoga teacher and Bayou Bliss Yoga founder Dana Shamas.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
15

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
21

MLK Day Audio Installation

11:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
31

Dancing on Thin Ice with The Seldoms

7:00 PM

Chicago-based company, The Seldoms, will share an excerpt of Floe, a new dance theater work that embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
5

Poetic Reflections by Gerling-Mut Duo

7:00 PM

Poetic Reflections is a performance of violin, voice, and piano, with pieces based on meditation, sacred text, or religiously inspired poetry, written by composers of different religious backgrounds and nationalities.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
6

Twelve Moments: Stewardship

12:00 PM

For the month of February, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation on the topic of "Stewardship" in the Zen Buddhist tradition, led by Mary Carol Edwards. 

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
16

Offsite Program: “Toxic Tour” of Houston with t.e.j.a.s.

10:00 AM

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) will lead a tour addressing toxic sites in and around the greater Houston community.

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Feb
28

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis

7:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel will explore the human impact of climate change, with special attention to those who live on the social, political and economic margins, and how communities are effectively addressing this global challenge.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Private Wedding Ceremony

4:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public for the day at 4:30 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 10 AM on October 2nd.

Twelve Moments: Baha’i Tradition

12:00 PM

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Wedding Rehearsal

5 PM

There will be a wedding rehearsal inside the Chapel between 5-6PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public during the rehearsal but there will be talking and possibly music inside during this time.

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Private Wedding Ceremony

2:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public at 2:30 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 4 PM.

Filming in Chapel

10 AM

Between 10 - 11 AM, BBC will be filming a documentary inside the Chapel. The Chapel will remain open to the public during this time. By entering the Chapel during these hours, you are granting permission to BBC to potentially include you in their documentary.

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity

7:00 PM

Wedding Rehearsal

5 PM

There will be a wedding rehearsal in the Chapel between 5-6 PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public but there will be talking and possibly music inside during this time.

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Private Wedding Ceremony

3:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public at 3:30 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 5 PM.

The Chapel will close to the public at 4pm for a private event. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 10 AM on Thursday, October 19th.

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Off-Site Program: Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights

5:30 PM

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Private Memorial Service

1:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public at 1:30 PM for a private memorial service. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 3 PM.

Healing in Community after Hurricane Harvey

12:00 PM

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Twelve Moments: Hindu Tradition

12:00 PM

This Season’s Experiences

The Rothko Chapel invites people from all backgrounds and walks of life to discover how to address the diverse and complex needs in the world around us. In addition to offering a quiet place for reflection, meditation, and prayer, the Chapel presents public programs that celebrate community, address contemporary human rights issues, explore the transcendent power of art, and lift up wisdom found in the world's religions. The Chapel is open to the public at no charge every day of the year.

We invite you to experience the transformative power of this sacred space. To view the 2018-19 Season Brochure, click here.

2019 Rothko Chapel Spring Symposium
"Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis"
February 28 - March 2, 2019 in partnership with the University of St. Thomas

To learn more about topics and presenters, click here.

Living Mindfully

Providing a space to explore the relationship between the sacred and the self, this series includes practices, discussions, and gatherings that cultivate a more spiritually focused and mindful life. To learn more about our Twelve Moments series, click here. To learn more about our International Days of Observance and Solidarity series, click here.

Transformative Power of Art

Witness the Chapel come to life with provocative music and original artist projects. To learn more about upcoming programs, click here.

Advancing Human Rights

For the next year, the Rothko Chapel’s programming will explore the human impact of climate change, with special attention to those who live on the social, political and economic margins, and how communities are effectively addressing this global challenge. To learn more about upcoming programs, click here.

Go Deeper

Schedule a group or guided visit, reserve the space for a private service, or view past events.