Rothko Chapel COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

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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.

Feb
19

Tyshawn Sorey: Rothko Chapel Commission

7:00 PM

DACAMERA and Rothko Chapel have commissioned boundary-breaking composer Tyshawn Sorey to create a new work inspired by the Chapel and by Morton Feldman’s 20th-century masterpiece, Rothko Chapel, composed for the opening celebration.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
20

Tyshawn Sorey: Rothko Chapel Commission

3:00 PM

DACAMERA and Rothko Chapel have commissioned boundary-breaking composer Tyshawn Sorey to create a new work inspired by the Chapel and by Morton Feldman’s 20th-century masterpiece, Rothko Chapel, composed for the opening celebration.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
3

Loss, Grief & Hope for the Future: Meditation on the Two-Year Anniversary of COVID-19 Pandemic

6:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
8

Songs for Justice: International Women’s Day Songs for Murdered Sisters

7:00 PM

A live premiere of music confronting violence against women with composer & pianist Jake Heggie and baritone Joshua Hopkins, featuring original poems by Margaret Atwood.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
20

21-22 Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture Series in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights

6:00 PM

The lecture will be delivered by Indian author-activist Arundhati Roy at The University of Texas at Austin.

LOCATION
Rapoport Center UT Austin

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Apr
22

Ocean Music Concert for Earth Day featuring The Knights

6:30 PM

Audiences will be serenaded with a program of music inspired by the ocean, followed by a volunteer clean up of Buffalo Bayou.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel (Plaza)

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Morning Observance: Contemplation in Light

8:00 AM

Experience a moment of meditation and reflection through a program of ancient music of the ninth through twelfth centuries.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Afternoon Observance: Contemplation in Light

12:00 PM

Join us for a moment of meditation and reflection through a program of ancient music of the ninth through twelfth centuries.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Evening Observance: Kaminari Taiko of Houston

7:30 PM

Observe the end of the longest day of the year with an evening performance by Kaminari Taiko of Houston.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel (Plaza)

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Tyshawn Sorey: Rothko Chapel Commission

7:00 PM

Tyshawn Sorey: Rothko Chapel Commission

3:00 PM

2020 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award
The recent award recognized 3 individuals working within the areas of art, spirituality, and human rights, who committed their life’s work toward climate justice and the creation of a more sustainable, livable and possibility-filled world. 

View the 2020 ORA Ceremony in English or Spanish on Vimeo. 

Experience past ORA ceremonies on Vimeo or Soundcloud.

Living Mindfully

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

Transformative Power of Art

Witness the Chapel come to life with provocative music and original artist projects through video and audio recordings of past concerts and performances on Vimeo and 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.

--2020 Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights Vimeo

--2019 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