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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.

Jan
1

Twelve Moments: Renewal with New Year’s Day Crystal Bowl Meditation

12:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel honors the start of the New Year with the sound of crystal bowls resonating throughout the Chapel, led by yoga teacher and Bayou Bliss Yoga founder Dana Shamas.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
15

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

7:00 PM

In honor of the life and work of the Rev. Dr. King, the Chapel will host a conversation between civil rights activist and organizer Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. and Former Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao exploring the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Dr. King, moderated by Melanie Lawson.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
21

MLK Day Audio Installation

11:00 AM

In honor of MLK Day, the Rothko Chapel plays speeches from his life throughout the day. Come listen to the quiet of the Chapel resonate with MLK’s voice.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
31

Dancing on Thin Ice with The Seldoms

7:00 PM

Chicago-based company, The Seldoms, will share an excerpt of Floe, a new dance theater work that embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
5

Poetic Reflections by Gerling-Mut Duo

7:00 PM

Poetic Reflections is a performance of violin, voice, and piano, with pieces based on meditation, sacred text, or religiously inspired poetry, written by composers of different religious backgrounds and nationalities.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
6

Twelve Moments: Stewardship

12:00 PM

For the month of February, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation on the topic of "Stewardship" in the Zen Buddhist tradition, led by Mary Carol Edwards. 

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
16

Offsite Program: “Toxic Tour” of Houston with t.e.j.a.s.

10:00 AM

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) will lead a tour addressing toxic sites in and around the greater Houston community.

LOCATION

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Feb
28

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis

7:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel 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.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
4

Temporary Closure

10:00 AM

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

LOCATION

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Mar
8

Offsite: International Women’s Day

All Day

LOCATION

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Jun
5

Offsite: World Environment Day

All Day

LOCATION
Houston Arboretum

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Twelve Moments: Islamic Tradition

12:00 PM

Wedding Rehearsal

5 PM

A wedding rehearsal will be held inside the Chapel between 5-6 PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public but there will be talking and possibly music inside during this time.

Private Wedding Ceremony

5:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public for the day at 5:30 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public Sunday, May 13th at 10 AM.

Private Wedding Ceremony

10:30 AM

The Chapel will close to the public at 10:30 AM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public by 12 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.

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.

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.