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Temporary Closure - Health & Safety During COVID-19

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Health & Safety Tips for Visiting

The Rothko Chapel and new Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House are currently closed due to COVID-19. We anticipate opening on a limited basis in late summer, pending any new health advisories or restrictions.

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.

As we plan for reopening our public spaces and welcoming you back to our site in late summer, we recognize that each of us plays a critical role in creating a safe and healthy environment. We have created the following guidelines and practices based on recommendations by the CDC, local, and state governments that will help to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff. For our full health and safety guidelines, click here.


Keep Connected & Engaged

In conjunction with the Houston Museum District, the Chapel will refrain from hosting in-person public programs, tours, gatherings, and private events until it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we will offer virtual public programs and opportunities for engagement, including the curated playlists of past public programs listed below. Visit our calendar to learn more about upcoming programs and opportunities.

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.


We hope you, your family, and loved ones remain safe and healthy, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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