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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.


Temporary Closure

10:00 AM

The Rothko Chapel will be closed for renovation from March 4, 2019 until winter of 2019.


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Offsite Program: Texas Light: The Art & Architecture of the Rothko Chapel

6:00 PM

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

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Illumination: The Rothko Chapel Gala

7:00 PM

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

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Offsite: World Environment Day

All Day

Houston Arboretum

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Twelve Moments: Zen Buddhist Tradition

12:00 PM

50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination Audio Installation

1:00 PM

Private Memorial Service

4:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public for the day at 4:30 PM for a private memorial service. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 10 AM April 6th.

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Chapel Closed

3:45 - 6:00 PM
The Chapel will close for a concert rehearsal from 3:45 - 6:00 PM.

Chapel Closed

5:00 - 6:00 PM
The Chapel will close in preparation for the evening concert.

In a Moss Garden: The Sounds of Japan

7:00 PM

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Private Memorial Service

5:30 PM

The Rothko Chapel will close to the public for the day at 5:30 PM for a private memorial service. The Chapel will reopen the morning of April 15th at 10 AM.

Concept of the Divine: Jerry Woodfill

7:00 PM

Wedding Rehearsal

12:30 PM

There will be a wedding rehearsal in the Chapel between 12:30-1:30 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.

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

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.

2019 Rothko Chapel Spring Symposium
"Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis"
February 28 - March 2, 2019 in partnership with the University of St. Thomas

To learn more about topics and presenters, click here. To view the postcard, 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. 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.

Go Deeper

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