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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.

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 Observance

7:30 AM

Join us in partnership with the Houston Area Women’s Center for breakfast and a lively panel discussion as we share the latest data around gender equity in Houston.

LOCATION
Houston Area Women’s Center

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Jun
5

Offsite: World Environment Day

All Day

LOCATION
Houston Arboretum

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Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Wedding Rehearsal

5 PM

There will be a wedding rehearsal held in the Chapel between 5-6 PM. The Chapel will remain open to the public during the rehearsal but there may be music and talking during this time.

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Private Wedding Ceremony

2:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public at 2:30 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 4 PM.

Twelve Moments: Reflecting on Forgiveness in the Face of Hate

12:00 PM

Chapel Hours

The Chapel's hours on November 7th will be from 10 AM to 2 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Chapel Hours

10 AM - 2 PM, 3 PM - 5 PM

The Chapel will be closed from 2 - 3 PM, and will close for the day at 5 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Private Wedding Ceremony

4:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public for the day at 4:30 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public on Sunday, November 11 at 10 AM.

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

34th Annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: “Care for Creation”

7:00 PM

Yoga on the Plaza

9:00 AM

Tai Chi by the Reflecting Pool

5:00 PM

Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here ​​​​​​​

7:00 PM

World AIDS Day Observance

8:30 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.