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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
3

Contemplation & Sound: Baha’i Tradition

12:00 PM

For the month of February, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Bahá'í tradition, led by representatives of the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Houston​​​​​​​, organized by Marcel Wormsley.

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Feb
26

Rothko Chapel & the Journey of Its Restoration

6:00 PM

This conversation explores the original design of the Rothko Chapel, the importance of light within the building, the Chapel’s growing campus, and the creative process of the Opening Spaces Design Team.

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Vimeo

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Feb
27

Book Release: Rothko Chapel: An Oasis for Reflection

6:00 PM

Commemorating the first monograph on Rothko Chapel in more than 20 years, the book’s contributors speak about the Rothko Chapel’s history and how the restoration project came to fruition.

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Feb
28

50th Anniversary Interfaith Service & Community Celebration

2:00 PM

This commemorative celebration includes Sufi Whirling, prayers, reflections, and music to lift up the last 50 years of the Rothko Chapel's work and mission.

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Mar
3

Contemplation & Sound: Hindu Tradition

12:00 PM

For the month of March, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Hindu tradition led by Dr. Hansa Medley and representatives of ISKCON of Houston.

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Mar
11

“Rothko in Jazz” with Maris Briezkalns Quintet

6:00 PM

In honor of Mark Rothko’s Latvian heritage, Latvian jazz ensemble the Māris Briežkalns Quintet commissioned ten Latvian composers to each create an original jazz compositions to illustrate the moods and atmosphere evoked by an iconic Rothko painting.

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Vimeo

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Apr
7

Contemplation & Sound: Zarathushti (Zoroastrian) Tradition

12:00 PM

For the month of April, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Zarathushti tradition, led by representatives of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston.

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May
5

Contemplation & Sound: Islamic Tradition

12:00 PM

For the month of May, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Islamic tradition, led by Mohamed Hussein and organized by the Minaret Foundation.

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Jun
2

Contemplation & Sound: Unitarian Universalist Tradition Celebrating Pride Month

12:00 PM

For the month of June, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Unitarian Universalist tradition celebrating Pride Month, led by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen and Mark Vogel of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston.

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Jul
7

Contemplation & Sound: Laughter Meditation

12:00 PM

For the month of July, the Rothko Chapel presents a family-friendly laughter meditation, led by Stephen Findley.

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Aug
4

Contemplation & Sound: Mindfulness for Families

12:00 PM

For the month of August, the Rothko Chapel presents a family-friendly contemplative experience focused on mindfulness and music, led by representatives of the Texas Children's Hospital Music Therapy Program.

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Announcing the 2020 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Awards

Starts : Thursday, April 23, 12:00 AM

Ends : Sunday, May 31, 11:59 PM

2020 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award
The recent award recognized 3 individuals working within the areas of art, spirituality, and human rights, who committed their life’s work toward climate justice and the creation of a more sustainable, livable and possibility-filled world. 

View the 2020 ORA Ceremony in English or Spanish on Vimeo. 

Experience past ORA ceremonies on Vimeo or Soundcloud.

Living Mindfully

Explore the relationship between the sacred and the self through video and audio recordings of past practices, discussions, and gatherings that cultivate a more spiritually focused and mindful life.

-Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual & Faith Traditions Soundcloud
-Twilight Meditations & Days of Observance Soundcloud
-Concept of the Divine Series Vimeo Soundcloud
-Interfaith Thanksgiving Services Vimeo Soundcloud

Transformative Power of Art

Witness the Chapel come to life with provocative music and original artist projects through video and audio recordings of past concerts and performances on Vimeo and Soundcloud.

Advancing Human Rights

Examine intersectional social justice issues from a local to global perspective through video and audio recordings of past symposia, conversations and lectures.

--2020 Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights Vimeo

--2019 Annual MLK Birthday Celebration Vimeo Soundcloud

--2016 Symposium: Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities Vimeo Soundcloud

--2017 Symposium - An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration Vimeo Soundcloud

--2019 Symposium - Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis Vimeo Soundcloud