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.
The Rothko Chapel will be closed for renovation from March 4, 2019 until winter of 2019.
Offsite Program: Texas Light: The Art & Architecture of the Rothko Chapel
This program will explore the role of light in creating intentional experiences and the history of the Chapel’s architectural design with special focus on the skylight, from conception to post-renovation.
University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
Illumination: The Rothko Chapel Gala
Join us as we honor Fairfax Dorn & Marc Glimcher and Reverend William "Bill" Lawson, three extraordinary individuals who have carried on the work of our founders by building and lifting up communities around the arts, spirituality and social justice.
The Astorian - 2500 Summer Street - Houston 77007
Offsite: World Environment Day
A film crew will be documenting the space between 10 AM - 12 PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public at this time. By entering the Chapel during this time, you are agreeing to potentially being included in the film they are creating.
There will be a filming held in the Chapel between 1 and 2 PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public. By entering the Chapel during this time, visitors are granting permission to the film crew to potentially include them in the film they are making.
3:00 - 3:30 PM
The Chapel will close temporarily from 3:00 - 3:30 PM in preparation for an afternoon concert.
5:00 - 5:30 PM
The Chapel will close temporarily from 5:00 - 5:30 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.
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.