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.
Immigration and Family Separation Crisis: A Call to Understand, Connect and Act
Hear first-hand accounts of what is occurring on the border and in Houston area immigration detention centers and learn about actions to take on the local, state and national level to address this issue.
Summer Sounds: Mariachi Imperial de America
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.
Twelve Moments: Laughter Meditation
Led by MD Anderson Chaplain and Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Stephen Findley, this session explores the history and role of laughter and silence in this experiential family-friendly meditation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Witness the Chapel come to life with soul-stirring and provocative music, spoken word and movement. To learn more about upcoming concerts, click here.