calendar & updates

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.

Oct
22

Private Service October 22 2022

4:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel will be closed for a Private Service on October 22nd 2022 from 4pm until close. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10am to 6pm.

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Nov
1

Private Service Nov 1 2022

4:30 PM

The Rothko Chapel will be closed on November 1, 2022 from 4:30pm to close. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10am to 6pm.

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Nov
2

A Time of Remembrance presented in partnership with Houston Hospice

6:00 PM

Contemplate cycles of life and death across cultures with music, poetry and personal reflections.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Dec
1

2022 World AIDS Day Observance

8:30 AM

Show support and stand in solidarity with the millions of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
15

Annual MLK Birthday Celebration

3:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jan
16

MLK Day Observance Audio Installation

11:00 AM

Listen to the quiet of the Chapel resonate with MLK’s voice.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Feb
15

Dorothy Roberts: Annual Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights

6:30 PM

This year’s lecture features Dorothy Roberts on the topic of women’s rights and reproductive justice.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
8

International Women’s Day Observance

7:00 PM

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
15

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

7:00 PM

Experience Aaron Copland’s iconic tone poem "Appalachian Spring," paired with a World Premiere ROCO Commission by Composer-In-Residence Adam Schoenberg.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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May
4

“Will and Soul” featuring Loop38

7:00 PM

A concert celebrating creativity and our shared humanity; featuring works by Chen Yi, Carolyn Chen, George Lewis, and a new commission and performed by the boundary-pushing, artist-driven new music ensemble Loop38.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Evening Observance: Kaminari Taiko of Houston

7:30 PM

Kaminari Taiko of Houston, a Japanese drumming ensemble, marks the end of the longest day of the year with an evening performance.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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International Day of Peace Observance

6:00 PM

Private Service Sept 24 2022

2:00 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