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Chinati Foundation

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Address: U.S. 67 ( 1/2 mile south of Marfa), Marfa, TX
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+1 915-729-4362
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An art museum operated by the Chinati Foundation, housed in a former U.S....

An art museum operated by the Chinati Foundation, housed in a former U.S. Cavalry post, Fort D.A. Russell.

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Loved it! Great atmospheric location - the space is huge and interesting as a former housing of WWII prisoners of war with German and Russian signs. I was only able to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philippa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Chinati is the reason to visit Marfa. We made reservations for the full-day tour. Every bit of the tour was worth it. The vision of Donald Judd is quite amazing. Seeing his work along with Flavin, Chamberlain and the other artists was wonderful.

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Thank Kenneth C
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! Great atmospheric location - the space is huge and interesting as a former housing of WWII prisoners of war with German and Russian signs. I was only able to see the concrete blocks outside and the aluminium boxes in 2 of the hangers. Gutted to have travelled from Fort Worth while visiting from England to find the tours... More 

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Thank Philippa B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing to know is that if you want to see the good stuff you need to go on a guided tour, so it might be best to plan ahead and not just show up at random. The Donald Judd work is amazing, so well worth the effort. Our docent was extremely knowledgable and not condescending at all. I... More 

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Thank Gary H
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must be stupid. Just don't get it - cool - kind of - deep - maybe to some people - but trying to make this more than it is = somewhere between pathetic and insane.

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Thank 20000leagues
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 1 1/2 tour. Judd's art installation of 100 metal boxes in converted military structures were interesting. The same size all in rows. The material was shiny and matte at the same time. Some of the cutouts looked like mirrors. Also there was a series of 12 spaces with fluorescent colored lights. As u walked closer the lights... More 

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Thank Marilyn A
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably not something the average person would be interested in. The exhibits are very minimalist and could be daunting for someone not hip to the art world. The outside "boxes" are stretched out over more than a 1/4 mile with no shade. The aluminum exhibits are in 2 warehouses retrofitted for display spaces. The works are very exquisite... More 

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Thank stein-a-dyne
Canyon Lake, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a half-day tour, which included buildings with works by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and John Chamberlain, and the fairly new building and courtyard designed by Robert Irwin. It was all tremendously interesting and informative. (And our guide was great!) The sparse west Texas landscape is a perfect backdrop for these minimalist masters. It's a bit of walking, so... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in on a Sunday and all tours had been booked for the exhibits already. You can do a self guided tour of the 15 huge cement block sculptures outside and there are two open exhibits from 12-3 and 3-5 that can be accessed without a reservation. It was interesting to see all of the cement and aluminum block... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an all day tour, with a break for lunch. we were a group of art loving women and artists, and it was fascinating to hear about Donald Judd and his cohorts. I really don't think without the guide I would have understood the whole "Marfa" thing. The other sites we were brought to were also fascinating.

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Thank cbuchman
Dallas, TX
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We did the self guided tour of the outdoor concrete works (which is free). We really enjoyed it. You have to walk about a mile and it can get very hot. It is very peaceful out there. The contrast between the sky, sculptures and wheat colored grass is striking. Would highly recommend this.

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