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Chinati Foundation, Marfa

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#78 of 308 in Museums in Texas
The Chinati Foundation is a contemporary art museum founded by the artist Donald Judd presenting permanent, large-scale installations by twelve artists and hosting special exhibitions and programs throughout the year.
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  • My wife is the artist and very much wanted to see the Chinati exhibits. I was converted! The permanent collections are seen via guided tours. They are well worth it. If you are a contemporary art fan,...  more »
  • Visiting the Chinati Foundation is like discovering a mysterious city of the past where the inhabitants have hidden their treasures in what appear to be rickety old, forlorn buildings. Walking along d...  more »
  • Most people have no idea that this truly impression art collection is hidden away in the mountains of Texas. If you love modern and contemporary art, this is a "Must-Do" item in your lifetime. Allocat...  more »
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  • There was a lot of rabbits. Not too many rabbits, but definitely enough rabbits. I’d say there was an acceptable amount of rabbits. They were running all around the art and seemed to appreciate the art as much as rabbits can, although they were very distracted by snacking on the grass. They were also very friendly rabbits but not overbearing; sort of the same level of friendliness I appreciate from a sales person when I am shopping for pants.
  • You will remember your visit to Chinati for many years to come. Do a tour. The guides will make your experience even more special.
  • I think the staff enjoyed turning away visitors at a place with eccentric and irregular hours. Not sure why I'd really want to make an extra-ordinary effort to travel all that way just to find that the exhibits can't be visited. But granted, it's their exhibits and their right to make it available to the public as they see fit.
  • If you want to understand why Marfa is the way it is today, you should understand the history behind Chinati. Who knows, you might even enjoy the minimalist art. The people are super cool and you will become cooler after visiting.
  • Great experience. Costs a lot for full entry though

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