Due to damage and repairs required as a result of Hurricane Beryl, the Rothko Chapel is closed indefinitely; the Welcome House will open 11am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Please continue to check our website for updates related to opening hours as we will update as more information becomes available. 


different perspectives

past events

June 21, 2024

Summer Solstice Evening Observance: Kaminari Taiko

June 21, 2024

Summer Solstice Afternoon Observance: Apollo Chamber Players

June 21, 2024

Summer Solstice Morning Observance: Apollo Chamber Players

April 20, 2024

Earth Day: Sustaining Climate Justice Action & Community Health

April 6, 2024

Neighborhood Community Day with Ars Lyrica & Express Children’s Theatre

March 7, 2024

International Women’s Day: Leadership in Labor Organizing Movements

February 10, 2024

“Simple Gifts” featuring River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO)

January 15, 2024

2024 Annual MLK Birthday Observance: Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence

January 15, 2024

2024 MLK Day Audio Installation

January 15, 2024

Memorial Installation for US Victims of Gun Violence

news archive

April 24, 2024

Houston’s Long-Awaited Rothko Chapel Expansion Breaks Ground
Art News

April 23, 2024

Crews use Ivory soap to move historic bungalow as part of $42M Rothko Chapel ex

April 22, 2024

Rothko Chapel lands $1M donation for expansion, restoration project
Houston Business Journal

April 20, 2024

Rothko Chapel Breaks Ground on Expanded Campus

April 19, 2024

This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet: Rothko Chapel Breaks Ground On Phase 2 Of $42M Expansion

April 17, 2024

Exclusive: First look at new renderings of Rothko Chapel’s phase 2 campus expansion in Montrose
Houston Chronicle

March 05, 2024

Rothko Chapel’s Art Auction Draws Powerhouse Artists Deeply Moved By One of Houston’s Truly Unique Icons Bidding Is Open Now With Coveted Works Available
Paper City

March 04, 2024

Rothko Chapel is moving a two-story, Montrose house using 75-foot slider beams and Ivory soap
Houston Chronicle

January 23, 2024

This is the most exciting city in America’s Deep South right now
The Times (UK)

January 15, 2024

A Moving Way to Celebrate MLK Day at the Rothko Chapel
Houston Life

January 14, 2024

Rothko Chapel presents its 2024 MLK Birthday Observance: Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence
The Leader News

January 12, 2024

Where to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Houston, from festivals to parades
Houston Chronicle

January 12, 2024

Paintings on paper reveal another side of Rothko

November 12, 2023

La Rothko Chapel, à Houston, ultime chef-d’œuvre d’un artiste à la spiritualité ardente
Le Monde

September 14, 2023

Rothko Chapel/s $35 Million Capital Campaign Receives Boost from Fondren Foundation
Houston Business Journal

September 08, 2023

Destination Houston: The Rothko Chapel

August 24, 2023

Here are 5 reasons to make your stay in Houston longer than a stopover
Delicious Magazine - Australia

May 03, 2023

Houston’s Loop38 celebrates debut of first major commission with Rothko Chapel concert
Houston Chronicle

April 18, 2023

Free Museums in Houston: Exploring the City’s Rich Cultural Scene Without Spending a Dime
Redfin Blog

April 02, 2023

The storied past and ever-evolving future of Houston’s Rothko Chapel
Houston Chronicle

February 10, 2023

Sacred Spaces in Houston
TX Highways

February 01, 2023

Spirituality and Social Justice at the Rothko Chapel
The Commons

January 16, 2023

Meditations on Life and Death at the Rothko Chapel
Texas Observer

November 18, 2022

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2023

September 01, 2022

A Desert Pilgrimage to the Texas Refuge of Artists Mark Rothko and Donald Judd
Montecristo Magazine

August 07, 2022

The Best Day Ever In Montrose
Houston Chronicle

July 21, 2022

Zimbabwean singer Thomas Mapfumo to play Rothko Chapel
Houston Chronicle

June 29, 2022

BTS’s RM Has Sent K-Pop Fans Flooding to Art Museums Thanks to His Instagram
Art News

May 12, 2022

A new composition for 50 years of the Rothko Chapel
BBC News

April 10, 2022

No Cash Crunch: Enjoy Houston With A Budget Of $0
The Travel

March 07, 2022

Music Fills the Rothko Chapel
New Yorker

February 24, 2022

At the Rothko Chapel, Tyshawn Sorey explores sound — and silence

February 21, 2022

Review: At Rothko Chapel, a Composer Is Haunted by a Hero Tyshawn Sorey’s “Monochromatic Light (Afterlife),” for the 50th anniversary of the space, closely echoes Morton Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel
New York Times

February 18, 2022

Rothko Chapel to celebrate 50 years of peace and quiet with a landmark commission by Tyshawn Sorey
Washington Post

February 18, 2022

50 Years Later, the Rothko Chapel Meets a New Musical Match
New York Times

February 17, 2022

Rothko Chapel Turns 50!
City Cast Houston

February 10, 2022

11 Of The Very Best Places To Cry In Houston
Secret Houston

February 03, 2022

Da Camera brings musician, MacArthur fellow as a guiding light at Rothko Chapel
Houston Chronicle

January 15, 2022

How US museums are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, from coast to coast
The Art Newspaper

January 14, 2022

7 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Houston
Houstonia Magazine

December 07, 2021

From a Turreted Mansion to an Iconic Chapel, Houston’s Preservation Triumphs Get an Overdue Spotlight — Defying the Teardown Trend
Paper City

December 02, 2021

Rothko Chapel Celebrates 50 Magical Years and an Extensive Renovation With a $650,000 Post Oak Hotel Night
Paper City

November 05, 2021

Rothko Chapel’s 50th Anniversary Brings Arty Wonders — and a London Dream
Paper City

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

press archive

May 23, 2024

We Remember the Legacy of Reverend William “Bill” Lawson

January 24, 2024

Art & Activism Drives Conversation with Dolores Huerta,  Cheech Marin, and Vincent Valdez

September 13, 2023

Rothko Chapel Awarded $500,000 By Fondren Foundation for its Opening Spaces Campaign

February 13, 2023

Rothko Chapel Announces 2023 Óscar Romero Award Recipients

December 19, 2022

Rothko Chapel Presents Its 2023 MLK Birthday Celebration Program:  IMAGES & WORDS:  MEDIA’S INFLUENCE ON THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

September 28, 2022

Rothko Chapel Unveils Its 2022-2023 Program Calendar

September 02, 2022

Rothko Chapel Announces September 2022 to June 2023 Programming

August 17, 2022

Highlights from the Beyond the Rhetoric Series Are Available!

August 09, 2022


July 01, 2022

Statement from Rothko Chapel on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

June 30, 2022

Rothko Chapel Presents Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited On The Plaza On July 21 at 7 PM

May 26, 2022

Summer Solstice Observance: Contemplation in Light

March 11, 2022

Rothko Chapel Presents Beyond The Rhetoric -  A Symposium Exploring Civil Rights And Shared Responsibility

January 06, 2022

Rothko Chapel Presents Songs For Justice:  A Series Exploring Music In Social Justice Movements

November 30, 2021


August 16, 2021

Rothko Chapel’s Opening Spaces Campaign Receives $3M Gift From Co-Founder Of WordPress

July 13, 2021

Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility

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’

November 19, 2018

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis

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

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

June 06, 2018

July Sizzles with Summer Sounds at Rothko Chapel

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 

February 20, 2018

Art and Activism: an Evening with Peter Sellars 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 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 24, 2017

Strings for Peace at the Rothko Chapel

August 11, 2017

Rothko Chapel releases calendar for Twelve Moments through July 2018

August 31, 2017

Reflection and Renewal after the storm at the Rothko Chapel

August 16, 2017

Honoring the legacy of Archbishop Óscar Romero

July 06, 2017

Peace of mind for the whole family

June 27, 2017

Soundtrack for a summer evening at the Rothko Chapel

June 13, 2017

Hot summer, hotter jazz – at the Rothko Chapel

June 02, 2017

Don’t worry, be happy

June 29, 2017

Finding healing from vicarious trauma at the Rothko Chapel

June 06, 2017

Spend the summer with the Rothko Chapel

May 12, 2017

Explore the diverse Sufi meditative traditions

May 10, 2017

Connecting spirit and nature – for World Environment Day

May 26, 2017

Rhythm and guidance for the year’s longest 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

December 19, 2016

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

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

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

December 13, 2016

Start the year off with meditation that resonates