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Chinati Foundation, Marfa
(3.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We took the shorter of the two guided tours offered and Carolyn was our guide. She was both passionate and knowledgeable about all the installations. First up: the 100 aluminum boxes of Donald Judd, h...  more »
  • A fantastic combination of land, light, architecture and art all working together. Guided half day tour with Jessica was very worthwhile. Different times of day create different moods. We visited twic...  more »
  • I was a little underwhelmed by the setup: Two POW building full of one-ton aluminum cubes, each one a little different than the others. If you're willing to get on your knees, walk around each one, an...  more »
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  • World class minimalist art in the middle of the desert, best setting ever. You must visit at least twice. Go self guided as well and get lost on the grounds. Incredible place this meditate.
  • ~ JUST WENT ON THE TOUR this last week!!! &t was WONDERFUL (: The ART was fabulous& our guide, a woman (name??) was ever so sweet& made the time it took worth-while. The pieces are BEYOND amazing..... So if you are interestIed in art@ ALL, I suggest you go. Wear COMFORTABLE SHOES& bring a big bottle of water with..... REUSEABLE, OF COURSE!! LoL (, Also, know that although the tour IS long, they give you a whole TWO HOURS for a lunch break, so there is time for lunch AND A NAP!! Yippppppy!!!! LoL (, I will do the tour every time I visit, as there will be something NEW to discover EVERY TIME!!! &It is only $25 Cannot WAIT to reurn to Chinati&&& MARFA!!
  • The outside exhibit is free, and involves some walking. The indoor stuff appears to be via tours only, the tours are on the long side and pricey. With a 2yo in tow, we didn't bother with the tours.
  • Thank you for getting me in free, but no thanks. The guy there was very strange and the woman there creeped us out. He was very judgmental and he thought he was boss. Don't go, it's boring.
  • It's fairly interesting and if you're in Marfa already then you should check it out.