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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.


Opening Spaces Campaign and Temporary Chapel Closure March 2019-Early 2020

All Day

Rothko Chapel

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Farenthold Lecture “Meanwhile: Making Abolition Geographies” with Ruth Wilson Gilmore at UT Austin

5:00 PM

The 2019 Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture Series in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights at UT-Austin will feature Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a renowned activist and public scholar known for her work on prison abolition. 

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

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Wedding Rehearsal

5 PM

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

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 at 12 PM.

Twelve Moments: Resilience | Anniversary of Healing in Community After Hurricane Harvey

12:00 PM

Private Memorial Service

11:30 AM

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.


5:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public at 5:30 PM for a rehearsal.

International Day of Peace with Silkroad Ensemble

7:00 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. 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.