During the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the wise words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu come to mind:
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
We are reminded in times like these that every action we take, no matter how small, has ripples in the world around us and affects our fellow humans. As such, to do our part in preventing the spread of the disease, the Chapel and related public spaces remain closed for restoration. Chapel staff and volunteers are limiting exposure to the public by working remotely and postponing group activities and programs until further notice. We will continue to update our website and social media networks (find links to our social media networks at the bottom of this page) with new information on the reopening of our public spaces.
As this crisis affects all of us, we want to make sure our community is aware of resources available for education on the global and local status of the virus, best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19, steps to take once symptoms begin to manifest, and recommendations from experts.
Stay Home, Work Safe Order for Harris County - Ready Harris
Where You Can Get Tested for COVID-19 in the Houston Area - Houston Public Media
During this time of social distancing, it is equally important to tend to our spiritual well-being and to maintain connections to our support networks and communities. We hope you are able to turn to previous Chapel programs and other important community resources to diminish the sense of distance, isolation and fear that so many of us are currently experiencing.
Care in the Time of Coronavirus - playlists curated by the Rothko Chapel on Vimeo and SoundCloud featuring collections of meditations, contemplative practices, music, poetry, and reflections to provide care, compassion and relief during times of uncertainty and change. New volumes are released every two weeks.
Common Field 2020 Convening, April 23-May 2 - a free, virtual convening of 500+ artists and arts organizers from across the United States to share ideas, resources, and methods for all types of art spaces. Click the link above to register today.
Thursday, March 19, 2020