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 Site Development & Temporary Chapel Closure March 2019-Early 2020
Farenthold Lecture “Meanwhile: Making Abolition Geographies” with Ruth Wilson Gilmore at UT-Austin
The Rothko Chapel and Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice present the 5th Annual Farenthold Endowed Lecture Series in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights. The lecture will take place at UT-Austin featuring 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
35th Annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Covenant Church
Leaders and members of nine different faith communities across the city come together to share prayers, readings, chants and reflections.
Covenant Church 4949 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
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.
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.