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.
International Women’s Day: Leadership in Labor Organizing Movements
Hear from iconic women leaders in unions and labor organizing movements, including labor leader Dolores Huerta.
Private Service March 23, 2024
The Rothko Chapel will close at 3:45 pm for a private service on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Neighborhood Community Day with Ars Lyrica
A cast of multi-talented actors and musicians bring fuse storytelling and live classical music to inspire contemplation and art appreciation.
Earth Day: Sustaining Climate Justice Action & Community Health
This year's observance provides space for learning, restoration and renewal through a conversation and meditative moment on sustaining action focused particularly on youth organizers working for climate justice.
Meditative Moment for Families
Join for an all-ages, family friendly mindfulness meditation.
Summer Solstice Morning Observance: Apollo Chamber Players
In observance of the longest day of the year, the morning contemplative music experience will feature local string quartet Apollo Chamber Players.
Summer Solstice Afternoon Observance: Apollo Chamber Players
In observance of the longest day of the year, the afternoon contemplative music experience will feature local string quartet Apollo Chamber Players.
Summer Solstice Evening Observance: Kaminari Taiko
Kaminari Taiko of Houston, a Japanese drumming ensemble, marks the end of the longest day of the year with a sunset performance
Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award
The biennial award recognizes up to 3 individuals working within the areas of art, spirituality, and human rights, who have committed their life’s work toward justice and the creation of a more sustainable, livable and possibility-filled world.
Experience past ORA ceremonies on Vimeo or Soundcloud.
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
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.
--Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights Vimeo
--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
--2021/2022 Symposium - Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility Vimeo Soundcloud