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.
Twelve Moments: Renewal with New Year’s Day Crystal Bowl Meditation
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.
Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
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.
MLK Day Audio Installation
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.
Dancing on Thin Ice with The Seldoms
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.
Poetic Reflections by Gerling-Mut Duo
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.
Twelve Moments: Stewardship
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.
Offsite Program: “Toxic Tour” of Houston with t.e.j.a.s.
Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) will lead a tour addressing toxic sites in and around the greater Houston community.
Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis
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.
The Rothko Chapel will be closed for renovation from March 4, 2019 until winter of 2019.
Offsite: International Women’s Day
Offsite: World Environment Day
There will be a wedding rehearsal in the Chapel between 5 - 6 PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public during this time but there will be talking and possibly music.
Private Wedding Ceremony
The Chapel will close to the public at 10:30 AM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 12 PM.
Private Memorial Service
The Chapel will close to the public for a private memorial service at 11:30 AM. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 1 PM.
The Chapel will close to the public at 5:30 PM for a rehearsal.
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.
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.