Rothko Chapel COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

Health & Safety

ensuring a safe experience

your safety is our priority

We recognize that each of us plays a critical role in creating a safe and healthy environment. While preparing for our reopening, we have created the following guidelines and practices based on recommendations by the CDC, government and health officials that will help to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Note that all of our COVID-19 health and safety policies listed below will continue to be in effect March 10 and on. Any updates or changes to our policies will be posted here.

for visitors

We are excited to welcome you back to the Chapel campus. In preparation for your visit, please note the following health and safety practices that will be required of all visitors:

  • admission to the Chapel will be managed by free, timed-tickets
  • masks will be required for all visitors over the age of 10
  • maintain social distancing of 6 feet inside Chapel buildings and on the grounds
  • minimize contact points - only pick up items you plan to purchase or keep
  • high-touch surfaces will be regularly sanitized
  • credit card transactions only in the Chapel Shop
  • storage for personal belongings is currently unavailable

If there are any questions or concerns around visiting within these guidelines, please contact 

timed-ticket entry

The Rothko Chapel is now open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm. 

Admission to the Chapel will be managed by free, timed-tickets. 

  • Advance ticket reservations are required for entry
  • Timed entry sessions allow a 30 minute visit to the Chapel which begins at the session start time listed on your ticket
    • The first and last sessions of the day allow for a longer, 45 minute visit
  • Each visitor may reserve up to 5 tickets per timed entry session
  • Tickets only grant entry to the Rothko Chapel and are not valid for the Menil Collection
  • Tickets that are not claimed at the Welcome House 15 minutes after the session start time will be released to walk up visitors
  • Walk up visitors will be able to reserve tickets via their phones if tickets are available

Upon arrival, visitors will check in at the Welcome House located across the street from the Chapel at 1410 Sul Ross.

- reserve your ticket -

for staff & volunteers

All staff members and volunteers are undergoing training to implement and manage our health and safety guidelines and practices. Staff and volunteers will be required to wear personal protective equipment including gloves and masks, provided by the Chapel for their safety and yours.

Staff and volunteers are here to help make sure the Chapel experience is safe for you and for others, please respect any instruction provided to you by our team.

for public programs, tours, gatherings & private events

For the remainder of 2020, the Chapel will refrain from hosting in-person public programs, tours, gatherings, and private events until it is safe to do so. 

In the meantime, we will offer virtual public programs and opportunities for engagement. Visit our calendar to learn more about upcoming programs and offerings.

Street parking is free and available on Yupon, Branard, and Sul Ross streets around the Chapel. Please pay attention to all parking regulation signs.

Rothko Chapel visitors are also welcome to use the Menil Collection parking lot located at the intersection of Mulberry and West Alabama streets. 

The Moran Parking Garage at the intersection of Graustark and West Alabama streets on the campus of the University of St. Thomas is also available for parking for $5 per car. 

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