After extensive renovation, Rothko Chapel set to welcome visitors again

Rothko Chapel
Admission to the Rothko Chapel is free, but tickets will be required, and visits will be limited to 30 minutes.. (Courtesy Rothko Chapel)

Admission to the Rothko Chapel is free, but tickets will be required, and visits will be limited to 30 minutes.. (Courtesy Rothko Chapel)

After a year and a half of renovation and restoration, the Rothko Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon St., Houston, will reopen to the public Sept. 24.

Admission to the Rothko Chapel is free, but tickets will be required, and visits will be limited to 30 minutes. The chapel will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.


The Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House, located at 1410 Sul Ross St., will serve as the check-in point for visitors. It will also house the Chapel Shop, which sells mementos and gifts.

The renovation was financed by the $30 million "Opening Spaces" campaign. The second phase of the work will include the construction of an administration and archives building, a program center, a guest house and a meditation garden.

The chapel—named for the painter Mark Rothko, who also helped design the space—will mark its 50th year in 2021. Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil funded the chapel as a nondenominational, contemplative space. 713-524-9839. www.rothkochapel.org