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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.

Mar
1

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
3

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
7

Twelve Moments: Zoroastrian Tradition

12:00 PM

Led by Fali Engineer of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston, this session will explore contemplative practices from the Zoroastrian perspective.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
8

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
8

International Women’s Day Observance

6:00 PM

View a display of FORCE's The Monument Quilt, a quilted collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, followed by an evening meditation.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
10

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
15

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
17

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
20

“Art and Activism”: An Evening with Peter Sellars

7:00 PM

Join us for a conversation exploring the role of arts and activism in society today.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
22

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
23

Moonrise Party

6:30 PM

Toast the Moon and the Chapel's mission by supporting our Moonrise Party!

LOCATION
MATCH Gallery - 3400 Main Street - Houston 77002

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Mar
24

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
24

Music and Spoken Word: The Sounds of El Salvador

4:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
27

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

7:00 PM

Join us for this special reading celebrating the launch of William Middleton¹s book on the de Menils: Double Vision.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
29

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
31

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
4

Twelve Moments: Zen Buddhist Tradition

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
7

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
10

In a Moss Garden: The Sounds of Japan

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
14

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
17

Concept of the Divine: Jerry Woodfill

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
21

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
28

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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May
2

Twelve Moments: Islamic Tradition

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
5

Twilight Moments: World Environment Day Observation

6:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
6

Twelve Moments: Sikh Tradition

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Sunrise Observation

6:20 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Sunset Observation

8:20 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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Aug
1

Twelve Moments: Laughter Meditation

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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World AIDS Day Observance

8:30 AM

Late Opening

12 PM

The Chapel hours for the day will be 12 PM - 6 PM. 

Twelve Moments: Christian Tradition

12:00 PM

Filming in Chapel

10 AM - 1 PM

From 10 AM to 1 PM, a film crew will be documenting the Chapel for a French documentary. The Chapel will remain open to the public during this time. Please note that by entering the Chapel during these hours, you are agreeing to being potentially included in the film they are creating.

Chapel Hours

The Chapel hours for the day will be 10 AM - 3 PM, 5 PM - 6 PM. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Concept of the Divine: A Navajo Perspective on Reverence for Life with Suzanne Benally

7:00 PM

Offsite Film Screening: SACRED

5:00 PM

Twelve Moments: New Year’s Day Crystal Bowls

12:00 PM

Late Opening

1:30 PM

The Chapel hours for the day will be 1:30 PM - 6 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.