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.

Feb
11

Private Service Feb 11 2023

1:15 PM

Rothko Chapel will temporarily close for a private service February 11th, 2023 from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10am to 6pm.

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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 family policing and reproductive justice.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
2

Private Service March 2, 2023

4:15 PM

The Rothko Chapel will close at 4:15 pm on Thursday, March 2nd 2023 for a private service. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10am to 6pm.

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Mar
8

International Women’s Day Observance

6:00 PM

Reflect on women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements with a call to action for accelerating women's equality. 

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
26

2023 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Ceremony

3:00 PM

2023 Awardees include Rev. Erika Ferguson, Principal, Envision Justice & Reproductive Justice Post Roe (Dallas, Texas); Secunda Joseph, Co-Founder & Director of Smart Media & Organizing with ImagiNoir/BLMTX (Houston, TX); and The People’s Paper Co-Op (Philadelphia, PA).

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Apr
22

Private Service April 22, 2023

2:15 PM

The Rothko Chapel will close for a private service Saturday April 22nd, 2023 from 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10am to 6pm.

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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May
13

Private Service May 13, 2023

2:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel will close for a private service Saturday May 13th, 2023 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10am to 6pm.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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May
18

“Seeking the Human Spirit” Performances by Houston Grand Opera

6:00 PM

HGO's six-year multi-disciplinary initiative highlighting spiritual themes raised in opera culminates with the world premiere of six chamber works.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
5

World Environment Day Observance

8:00 AM

Participate in an all-ages, family-friendly mindfulness off­ering in nature, encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

LOCATION
To Be Announced

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Jun
17

Private Service June 17, 2023

3:15 PM

The Rothko Chapel will close for a private service Saturday June 17th, 2023 from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm. The Rothko Chapel Welcome House will operate under its regular operating hours of 10am to 6pm.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Jun
21

Summer Solstice Morning Observance: Performance for Contemplation by Hamid Drake

8:00 AM

In observance of the longest day of the year, the morning contemplative music experience will feature American jazz drummer and percussionist Hamid Drake.

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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Images & Words: 2023 Annual MLK Birthday Observance

3:00 PM

MLK Day Observance Audio Installation

11:00 AM

Private Service

3:30 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