The mission of the Rothko Chapel is to inspire people to action through art and contemplation, to nurture reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and to provide a forum for global concerns.
Founded by Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. The tranquil meditative environment was inspired by the mural canvases of painter Mark Rothko (1903–1970).
The Chapel has two vocations: contemplation and action. It is a place alive with religious ceremonies of all faiths, and where the experience and understanding of all traditions are encouraged and made available. Action takes the form of supporting human rights, and thus the Chapel has become a rallying place for all people concerned with peace, freedom, and social justice throughout the world.
Open 10–6 every day of the year
3900 Yupon Street, Houston, TX 77006
Like much of the nation, the Chapel has been wrestling with our response to the lack of justice in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and the possibilities for action going forward. Please join us for “Black Lives Matter,” which builds on our yearlong program series on Living As If: The Art, Spirituality, and… Read More