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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
28

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis

7:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel will explore the human impact of climate change, with special attention to those who live on the social, political and economic margins, and how communities are effectively addressing this global challenge.

LOCATION
Rothko Chapel

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Mar
4

Temporary Closure

10:00 AM

The Rothko Chapel will be closed for renovation from March 4, 2019 until winter of 2019.

LOCATION

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Mar
8

Offsite: International Women’s Day Observance

7:30 AM

Join us in partnership with the Houston Area Women’s Center for breakfast and a lively panel discussion as we share the latest data around gender equity in Houston.

LOCATION
Houston Area Women’s Center

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Apr
8

Offsite: Texas Light: The Art & Architecture of the Rothko Chapel

6:00 PM

This program will explore the role of light in creating intentional experiences and the history of the Chapel’s architectural design with special focus on the skylight, from conception to post-renovation.

LOCATION
University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

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Jun
5

Offsite: World Environment Day

All Day

LOCATION
Houston Arboretum

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February 2019
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Chapel Closed for Rehearsal
5:30 PM

Chapel Closed for Rehearsal
5:00 PM

Dancing on Thin Ice with The Seldoms

7:00 PM

Chapel Closed for Rehearsal
5:30 PM

Chapel Closed for Rehearsal
5:00 PM

Poetic Reflections by Gerling-Mut Duo

7:00 PM

Twelve Moments: Stewardship

12:00 PM

Offsite Program: “Toxic Tour” of Houston with t.e.j.a.s.

10:00 AM

Private Blessing Ceremony

10:30 AM 

The Chapel will close to the public between 10:30 AM - 12 PM for a private blessing ceremony.

Private Wedding Ceremony

4 PM

The Chapel will close to the public at 4 PM for a private wedding ceremony. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 5:30 PM.

Private Wedding Ceremony

2:30 PM

The Chapel will close to the public for a private wedding ceremony at 2:30 PM. The Chapel will reopen to the public at 4 PM.

Private Religious Service

1 PM

The Chapel will close to the public from 1-2 PM for a private religious service.

Private Wedding Ceremony

4:00 PM

The Chapel will close to the public between 4 - 5:30 PM for a private wedding ceremony.

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis

Starts : Thursday, February 28, 7:00 PM

Ends : Saturday, March 2, 4:30 PM

"Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis"
Rothko Chapel Symposium

Chapel Closed for Program
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

"Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis"
Rothko Chapel Symposium

Chapel Closed for Program
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Temporary Closure

Starts : Monday, March 4, 10:00 AM

Ends : Saturday, December 21, 6:00 PM

Offsite: International Women’s Day Observance

7:30 AM

This Season’s Experiences

The Rothko Chapel invites people from all backgrounds and walks of life to discover how to address the diverse and complex needs in the world around us. In addition to offering a quiet place for reflection, meditation, and prayer, the Chapel presents public programs that celebrate community, address contemporary human rights issues, explore the transcendent power of art, and lift up wisdom found in the world's religions. The Chapel is open to the public at no charge every day of the year.

We invite you to experience the transformative power of this sacred space. To view the 2018-19 Season Brochure, click here.

2019 Rothko Chapel Spring Symposium
"Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis"
February 28 - March 2, 2019 in partnership with the University of St. Thomas

To learn more about topics and presenters, click here. To view the postcard, click here.

Living Mindfully

Providing a space to explore the relationship between the sacred and the self, this series includes practices, discussions, and gatherings that cultivate a more spiritually focused and mindful life. To learn more about our Twelve Moments series, click here. To learn more about our International Days of Observance and Solidarity series, click here.

Transformative Power of Art

Witness the Chapel come to life with provocative music and original artist projects. To learn more about upcoming programs, click here.

Advancing Human Rights

For the next year, the Rothko Chapel’s programming will explore the human impact of climate change, with special attention to those who live on the social, political and economic margins, and how communities are effectively addressing this global challenge. To learn more about upcoming programs, click here.

Go Deeper

Schedule a group or guided visit, reserve the space for a private service, or view past events.