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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.

Jun
21

Summer Solstice Sunrise Observance

6:20 AM

We celebrate sunrise on the summer solstice with a performance of classical Indian ragas by Prema Bhat starting at 6:20am, followed by a labyrinth walk facilitated by Jay Stailey on the Rothko Chapel grounds.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Sunset Observance

8:20 PM

Join Kaminari Taiko of Houston, a Japanese drumming ensemble, to mark the end of the longest day of the year at 8:25 PM with a performance on the Plaza.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
28

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jul
11

Twelve Moments: Mindful Moments for Parents and Families

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jul
12

Summer Sounds: Arazeel

7:00 PM

Arazeel’s repertoire includes: forró, a musical genre that originated in Northeastern Brazil and has African roots, Palestinian folksongs, Lebanese folksongs, and popular songs by Iraqi and Egyptian composers.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jul
26

Summer Sounds: Mariachi Imperial de America

7:00 PM

Led by Jose Longoria and including his sons, Mariachi Imperial de America's members represent various regions of Mexico including Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, and San Luis Potosi.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Aug
1

Twelve Moments: Laughter Meditation

12:00 PM

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

Each season, the Rothko Chapel brings together programs engaging the breadth of human experience. This program season brings you discussions with human rights luminaries and religious leaders, dialogues on issues affecting the world, site-specific music experiences, and activities that encourage a more spiritual and mindful way of living.

Experience the transformative power of this sacred space. Download the program brochure here

2017 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Ceremony

The biennial Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award (ORA) is given in recognition of courageous, grassroots human rights advocacy. Named after Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, the 2017 Award will be particularly meaningful as it falls on the centennial of Archbishop Romero’s birth. This year the Chapel recognizes two individuals leading efforts in undoing and addressing the impact of mass incarceration. To learn more, click here.

Concept of the Divine

Gather as speakers from diverse faith communities and sectors of society share their personal spiritual journey, how it has shaped their views about their place in the cosmos, and impacted their service to community. To learn more, 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.

Concerts in the Chapel

Witness the Chapel come to life with soul-stirring  and provocative music, spoken word and movement. To learn more about upcoming concerts, click here.

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