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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.

Sep
5

Twelve Moments: Resilience

12:00 PM

For the month of September, the Rothko Chapel presents a contemplative practice around sharing stories one year after Hurricane Harvey.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Sep
21

International Day of Peace with Silkroad Ensemble

7:00 PM

In observation of International Day of Peace, the Rothko Chapel presents a performance by the Silkroad Ensemble, while in residency at Rice University.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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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
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

7:00 PM

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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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

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

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Audio Installation

11:00 AM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
5

Poetic Reflections by Gerling-Mut Duo

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
6

Twelve Moments: Stewardship

12:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
28

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Twelve Moments: Daoist Tradition

12:00 PM

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Concept of the Divine: A Hunger for Wholeness with Ilia Delio and Bill Kerley

7:00 PM

Private Memorial Service

2:30 PM

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

Chapel Closed

4:30 PM

The Chapel will close early at 4:30 PM for a program rehearsal.

Chapel Closed

5:00 PM

The Chapel will close early at 5 PM in preparation for an evening concert.

Breath: The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

7:00 PM

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Private Wedding Ceremony

4 PM

The Chapel will close to the public at 4 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 5:30 PM. 

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 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. Check back for an updated 2018-19 Season Brochure.

2019 Rothko Chapel Spring Symposium
"Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis"

During the 2018-2019 season, the Chapel will focus on the human costs and responsibilities related to climate change – with special attention on those who live on the social, political and economic margins. Engaging this topic is particularly timely as there is an unprecedented interreligious, artistic, scientific, environmental, academic and philanthropic convergence and consensus that climate change is one of the most critical, moral and ethical issues facing us today. Since Houston is the self-proclaimed “energy capital of the world,” we have a unique opportunity to engage a larger constituency and place our regional work within the context of broader national and international climate change efforts. 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.

Offsite Programs

The Rothko Chapel is scheduled to be closed for renovation March through October 2019. Several offsite programs will take place during that time. Please check back for updates on events, locations, and times.

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