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past events

December 1, 2021

2021 World AIDS Day Observance

November 6, 2021

Illumination: Rothko Chapel’s 50th Anniversary Gala

October 13, 2021

Defending & Advancing the Rights of Immigrants

September 30, 2021

American Indian Worldview and the Concept of Rights

September 8, 2021

The Struggle for Equality: LGBTQIA+ Rights

August 4, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Mindfulness for Families

July 22, 2021

Our Moral Obligation: Ensuring the Dignity of All

July 7, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Laughter Meditation

June 9, 2021

Rothko Chapel Revisited with Sheldon Nodelman & Christopher Rothko

June 2, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Unitarian Universalist Tradition Celebrating Pride Month

May 12, 2021

Cultivating Contemplation presented by Rothko Chapel & Garden Club of Houston

May 10, 2021

Pace Gallery: Monday Meditation at the Rothko Chapel

May 5, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Islamic Tradition

April 7, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Zarathushti (Zoroastrian) Tradition

March 31, 2021

Filming the Rothko Chapel: A Conversation with Francois de Menil and David Leslie

March 11, 2021

“Rothko in Jazz” with Māris Briežkalns Quintet

March 3, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Hindu Tradition

February 28, 2021

50th Anniversary Interfaith Service & Community Celebration

February 27, 2021

Book Release: Rothko Chapel: An Oasis for Reflection

February 26, 2021

Rothko Chapel & the Journey of Its Restoration

February 3, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: Baha’i Tradition

January 15, 2021

2021 Annual MLK Birthday Celebration: The Radical King and the Quest to Change America

January 1, 2021

Contemplation & Sound: New Year’s Day Crystal Bowls

news archive

November 05, 2021

Here’s what became of Rothko Chapel’s original doors, baffle and bungalows amid $32 million overhaul
Houston Chronicle

June 29, 2021

In Houston, a glowing new home (and a remade old one) for modern art
Dallas Morning News

May 25, 2021

Restoring the Rothko Chapel Skylight to Achieve the Artist’s Vision
Architect Magazine

April 23, 2021

Rice’s Mody Center commemorates Rothko Chapel’s 50th anniversary
Houston Chronicle

March 26, 2021

A Chapel of Hope with David Leslie
UST MAX Studios

March 09, 2021

In Pictures: Rothko Chapel’s 50th anniversary celebrated in new publication
The Art Newspaper

March 02, 2021

At 50 years old, Rothko Chapel still mystifies and reveals Houston
Houston Chronicle

March 01, 2021

At 50, Rothko Chapel Is ‘Mesmerizing’ Sacred Space Houstonians Shouldn’t Take for Granted
Houston CityBook

March 01, 2021

Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration

February 25, 2021

At 50, the Rothko Chapel is as Relevant as Its Ever Been

February 23, 2021

Houston’s Rothko Chapel celebrates 50 years. Here’s why it matters
Houston Chronicle

February 04, 2021

50 Years Later, We Need the Rothko Chapel More Than Ever
Texas Highways

January 15, 2021

Crashing Silence
Texas Architect

January 04, 2021

Two Longhorns Lead the Charge on Reopening the Rothko Chapel

December 09, 2020

Rothko Chapel in a New Light
Wall Street Journal

September 22, 2020

The Ambitious Restoration of Houston’s Rothko Chapel is Now Complete
Architectural Digest

September 16, 2020

A first look at Houston’s renovated Rothko Chapel opening next week
Houston Chronicle

September 09, 2020

Broken Obelisk and Racial Justice in Houston
Rice Design Alliance

September 08, 2020

Inside The Holy Restoration of Houston’s Rothko Chapel
WSJ Magazine

August 29, 2020

Leap of faith - how Mark Rothko reimagined religious art for the modern age

August 21, 2020

Rothko Chapel Finally Comes to Light
Houston Public Media

July 22, 2020

Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz on His Gardens for the Rothko Chapel & Hudson Yards

June 24, 2020

Rothko Chapel to Honor Óscar Romero Award Recipients With June 30 Virtual Ceremony

May 04, 2020

The Iconic Rothko Chapel in Houston Is Getting a Makeover

April 27, 2020

Rothko Chapel’s Óscar Romero Awardees Announced

March 04, 2020

How the Rothko Chapel Creates Spiritual Space

March 04, 2020

The Rothko Is Getting a $30 Million Revamp

February 12, 2020

Rothko Chapel Will Reopen in June

January 16, 2020

Take a ‘toxic tour’ of Houston with Rothko Chapel and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
Houston Chronicle

January 07, 2020

Houston Event In Honor Of MLK Explores The Intersection Of Civil Rights And Environmental Justice
Houston Public Media

January 03, 2020

Architecture Research Office Wins 2020 AIA Architecture Firm Award
Architect Magazine

December 18, 2019

Rothko Chapel in Montrose undergoing $30 million facelift

December 02, 2019

New film dramatizes struggle to get the truth about use of torture by U.S.
Houston Chronicle

October 30, 2019

Wind issues delay Rothko Chapel reopening
Houston Chronicle

October 18, 2019

‘Rothko’ PBS documentary pulls back the layers of the artist’s life
Houston Chronicle

October 04, 2019

Activist talks US prison abolition, flaws in prison system
The Daily Texas

September 03, 2019

Lynn Wyatt and the Rothko Chapel takeover MAD restaurant in River Oaks District for VIP dinner
Houston Chronicle

July 27, 2019

Keeping migrants alive shouldn’t be a crime
Houston Chronicle

July 15, 2019

Rothko Chapel raises over $12.5M for restorations after new grant
Houston Business Journal

June 17, 2019

Confusion of Angels

June 17, 2019

Interview with David Leslie, Executive Director, The Rothko Chapel
Fly Over the Groove

June 12, 2019

Rothko Chapel to celebrate Summer Solstice, welcomes new board members
Houston Chronicle

May 17, 2019

Luminous Rothko Chapel gala unites art lovers and social justice advocates at the Astorian
Houston Chronicle

April 15, 2019

Why you’ll be seeing Houston’s Rothko Chapel in a new light
Houston Chronicle

March 11, 2019

Removing art from Rothko Chapel is a moving experience
Houston Chronicle

March 04, 2019

Rothko Chapel is officially closed for the rest of the year

February 28, 2019

The Push to Preserve a Rothko Masterpiece
Wall Street Journal

February 28, 2019

We can’t wait for someone else to address climate change
Houston Chronicle

February 27, 2019

Rothko Chapel to Be Seen in New Light
The New York Times

February 20, 2019

Climate Change Symposium: Will Houston Become Beachfront Property?
Houston Press

February 12, 2019

The Big Impact of “Small” Works
United Religions Initiative

February 09, 2019

Tour highlights environmental costs of Houston’s energy industry
Houston Chronicle

January 24, 2019

Rothko Chapel Closes In March For Major Renovations
Houston Public Media

January 09, 2019

Former Ambassador Nirupama Rao to speak on Gandhi’s influence on Dr. King in Houston on Jan. 15
The American Bazaar

January 04, 2019

One Square Mile Texas: Houston

December 30, 2018

Restoring Rothko Chapel, Renovating Houston Campus In $30M Multi-Phase Project

December 12, 2018

ICYMI: You Have Less Than 3 Months to Enjoy the Rothko Chapel

December 04, 2018

The Seldoms Perform Work About Climate Change At Rothko Chapel
Broadway World

November 29, 2018

5 Things To Do On World AIDS Day
Houston Press

November 28, 2018

Art for advocacy: Artist’s ‘Open Letters’ project tells stories of death row inmates
Houston Chronicle

November 15, 2018

Faith leaders tie climate change to their scriptures at Rothko Chapel prayer service
Houston Chronicle

October 14, 2018

Peace Day Celebrations Spark Connections, Understanding
United Religions Initiative

September 26, 2018

4 Neighborhoods in Houston for Getting Involved

August 07, 2018

An Off-the-Beaten Path Guide to Houston’s Museum District

July 16, 2018

What’s Going on at the Border? The Rothko Chapel Asks Questions and Offers Answers

May 21, 2018

Houston’s Rothko Chapel vandalized with paint, handbills: ‘It’s okay to be white’
Houston Chronicle

April 26, 2018

Rothko, Life Beyond the Abstract
Oregon Public Broadcasting

April 23, 2018

NASA engineer says God intervened in Apollo 13 explosion
Houston Chronicle

April 13, 2018

Art Church: The Rothko Chapel
Museum Confidential

April 04, 2018

The MLK tribute that Houston’s power brokers couldn’t abide
Houston Chronicle

April 02, 2018

10 Remarkable Revelations From a New Biography on Trailblazing Art Patrons John and Dominique de Menil

March 08, 2018

Women Across Country Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 07, 2018

How the De Menil Family Raised Good Taste to an Art Form
Town & Country

February 22, 2018

Rothko Chapel presents quilt honoring survivors of rape, sexual abuse
Houston Chronicle

February 19, 2018

Take a Deep Breath at the Rothko Chapel

January 08, 2018

10 Places Houston Insiders Take People Visiting Town
Houston Press

December 11, 2017

14 Budget-Friendly Things to do in Houston
Trips to Discover

December 07, 2017

What Art History Tells Us About Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year

November 28, 2017

Houston leads state in number of people living with AIDS, HIV

November 25, 2017

Two making a difference
Houston Chronicle

November 11, 2017

In Praise of the Tiny Museum

November 08, 2017

Walkable Houston: Menil Campus
365 Things To Do In Houston

October 18, 2017

Mark Rothko: Answering the Dark
The Art Section

October 17, 2017

Some Reflections on Human Comprehension
Engines of our Ingenuity, Houston Public Media

September 26, 2017

The Case for Mark Rothko
PBS Digital Studios, The Art Assignment

September 25, 2017

Feeling Overwhelmed? The MFA Says One Minute With A Rothko Painting Could Help
WBUR, The ARTery

September 12, 2017

A Most Epic Book — Houston Author Spends More Than a Decade Working on Highly-Anticipated Tome
Paper City

September 02, 2017

How to cope after Harvey’s trauma
Houston Chronicle

August 28, 2017

Pastor pens a Houston Harvey poem that perfectly captures the spirit of the city
Houston Chronicle

August 27, 2017

Waterlogged Texas Museums Assess the Damage Caused by Hurricane Harvey

August 23, 2017

The Rothko Chapel
The New York Times Magazine

August 22, 2017

This Podcast Will Help You Understand the Rothko Chapel

August 21, 2017

Houston is Fertile Ground for a New Wave of Local Learning

August 11, 2017

Mark Rothko in Houston
Houston Public Media

August 11, 2017

Dominique de Menil changed Houston, one art treasure at a time
Houston Chronicle

August 02, 2017

My Father and Music: how Mark Rothko’s love of Mozart made his paintings sing
The Art Newspaper

July 24, 2017

Take In Tilda Swinton’s Wisdom With This Beautiful Speech From The Rothko Chapel
Indie Wire

July 24, 2017

10 Best Houston Museums for Art, History, Nature and Culture
Your City Your Style

July 18, 2017

Top 10 Accessible Attractions in Houston
Accessible Go

July 14, 2017

Family-Focused Mindfulness Makes Its Way to Rothko Chapel

press archive

August 16, 2021

Rothko Chapel’s Opening Spaces Campaign Receives $3M Gift From Founder Of Wordpress

July 13, 2021

Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility

June 07, 2021

Sheldon Nodelman to Lecture About Design of Rothko Chapel

May 28, 2021

Twelve Moments: Exploring Spiritual and Faith Traditions Family Friendly Virtual Offerings

January 27, 2021

Rothko Chapel Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

December 23, 2020

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor to Deliver the Rothko Chapel’s 2021 Annual MLK Lecture

September 14, 2020

Journalist Charles Blow to Deliver Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights

August 11, 2020

Announcing Rothko Chapel’s New Spirituality & Social Justice Cohort

June 19, 2020

Rothko Chapel to Host Virtual Ceremony to Celebrate 2020 Óscar Romero Award Winners on June 30

May 21, 2020

Rothko Chapel Official Reopening to Take Place September 12-13

April 23, 2020

Rothko Chapel Announces 2020 Óscar Romero Award Recipients

February 13, 2020

Rothko Chapel to Reopen in June

December 19, 2019

Take a “Toxic Tour” of Houston with Rothko Chapel and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services

December 17, 2019

Rothko Chapel and Texas Southern University Celebrate MLK Birthday with Environmental Justice Program

October 30, 2019

Rothko Chapel Restoration to Ensure Building’s Longevity for Generations to Come

October 17, 2019

Announcing the 35th Annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

May 29, 2019

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Rothko Chapel on June 21

May 09, 2019

Observe World Environment Day with the Entire Family

April 16, 2019

Learn How Light Impacts the Way Your Brain Sees Art

February 27, 2019

Texas Light: The Art and Architecture of the Rothko Chapel

February 18, 2019

Gender Parity is the focus for 2019 International Women’s Day on March 8

February 11, 2019

Exploring Climate Change in the ‘Energy Capital of the World’

January 09, 2019

The Gerling-Mut Duo Brings Their “Poetic Reflections” to Rothko Chapel on February 5

January 07, 2019

Rothko Chapel and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services Host a “Toxic Tour” of Houston

December 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. and Former Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao Explore Gandhi’s Influence on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 05, 2018

Rothko Chapel Announces Board of Directors

December 05, 2018

Dance Performance about Climate Change to be held at Rothko Chapel

November 19, 2018

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis

November 08, 2018

Elizabeth Yeampierre, Activista de Justicia climática, Ponente Principal para Cátedra Farenthold ed 29 de Noviembre en Rothko Chapel

November 01, 2018

2018 World AIDS Day Observance at the Rothko Chapel

October 25, 2018

Rothko Chapel to Host 34th Annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

October 10, 2018

Elizabeth Yeampierre, Climate Justice Activist, is Keynote for Farenthold Endowed Lecture on November 29 at Rothko Chapel

September 12, 2018

Artist Invites Citizens to Examine Capital Punishment in Texas on October 10

August 27, 2018

Rothko Chapel Hosts Silkroad Ensemble on International Day of Peace

August 23, 2018

Rothko Chapel Presents Twelve Moments | Sharing Hurricane Harvey stories is the focus of the September 5 practice

July 02, 2018

Program on Immigration and Family Separation Set for July 17

June 15, 2018

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Rothko Chapel on June 21 

June 06, 2018

July Sizzles with Summer Sounds at Rothko Chapel

April 03, 2018

A Meditation, Moment of Silence and Audio Installation at the Rothko Chapel

March 28, 2018

Moonrise Party Raises Funds for Unique Programming

March 05, 2018

Anniversary of Archbishop Óscar Romero’s Martyrdom: Music and Spoken Word

February 20, 2018

Art and Activism: an Evening with Peter Sellars at Rothko Chapel

February 19, 2018

Press for Progress at the Rothko Chapel: Celebrate International Women’s Day

January 24, 2018

“Breath,” a site-specific work, created by the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective for the Rothko Chapel

January 19, 2018

Exploring the intersection of cosmology and theology with Ilia Delio at Rothko Chapel

December 18, 2017

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at the Rothko Chapel

November 22, 2017

Cultural Survival’s Suzanne Benally and Rothko Chapel’s David Leslie join for discussion of indigenous spirituality

November 21, 2017

Rothko Chapel to Commemorate World AIDS Day

November 13, 2017

An Interfaith Gathering at the Table, hosted by the Rothko Chapel

October 23, 2017

Rothko Chapel announces 2017 Óscar Romero Award Recipients

October 13, 2017

Shedding a Light on the Global Sex Trade and its Victims

October 12, 2017

Seeking a voice for the silenced at the Rothko Chapel

September 22, 2017

Music, art and a continued conversation about ending mass incarceration at the Rothko Chapel

September 08, 2017

Cultivating loving kindness through the Baha’i tradition after Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017

Reflection and Renewal after the storm at the Rothko Chapel

August 24, 2017

Strings for Peace at the Rothko Chapel

August 16, 2017

Honoring the legacy of Archbishop Óscar Romero

August 11, 2017

Rothko Chapel releases calendar for Twelve Moments through July 2018

July 06, 2017

Peace of mind for the whole family

June 29, 2017

Finding healing from vicarious trauma at the Rothko Chapel

June 27, 2017

Soundtrack for a summer evening at the Rothko Chapel

June 13, 2017

Hot summer, hotter jazz – at the Rothko Chapel

June 06, 2017

Spend the summer with the Rothko Chapel

June 02, 2017

Don’t worry, be happy

May 26, 2017

Rhythm and guidance for the year’s longest day

May 12, 2017

Explore the diverse Sufi meditative traditions

May 10, 2017

Connecting spirit and nature – for World Environment Day

April 27, 2017

Explore feminist perspectives within Islam

April 19, 2017

Site-specific music and labyrinth-inspired dance at the Rothko Chapel

April 17, 2017

Rise Above the Negativity Through Meditation

April 04, 2017

Nothing but the Sound – Loop 38 debuts work by Austrian Composer George Friedrich Haas in Houston

March 23, 2017

Striking the right chords

March 23, 2017

Meditation to Ease a Racing Mind

March 09, 2017

Investigating Criminal Justice Reform at the Rothko Chapel

February 24, 2017

Reflecting on solidarity and compassion at the Rothko Chapel

February 23, 2017

Guided meditation by Imam Mohammad Ahmad Khan

February 15, 2017

An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration

February 01, 2017

A Resounding Tribute

January 23, 2017

The poetry of family at the Rothko Chapel

January 04, 2017

Begin February with Peace of Mind

December 19, 2016

Museum Experience Zone 1 returns on Saturday, January 28, 2017

December 19, 2016

A Legacy of Justice – Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at the Rothko Chapel

December 13, 2016

Start the year off with meditation that resonates

November 29, 2016

Working Toward a Better World, Together

November 29, 2016

For Peace of Mind, Remember to Breathe

November 15, 2016

Rothko Chapel to Commemorate World AIDS Day

November 07, 2016

Finding Unity in Gratitude

October 19, 2016

Looking Inward to Better See the World

September 23, 2016

The Melody of Faith

September 13, 2016

Practicing Self-Renewal

September 05, 2016

Exploring the Intersection of Arts and Human Rights

September 01, 2016

Across the arc of time and space

August 29, 2016

Twilight Meditation at the Rothko Chapel

August 09, 2016

Presence, Patience and Love at the Rothko Chapel

July 19, 2016

Celebrate South American Culture

July 15, 2016

Rothko Chapel on the Road A contemplative space in Medellin, Colombia for museum exhibit

July 13, 2016

Meditation, with a Side of Ginger

June 28, 2016

Dance the Night Away at Rothko Chapel

June 20, 2016

Bringing it All Together

June 15, 2016

Party Like It’s 1399