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Chinati Foundation, Marfa
(3.6/5 based on 190+ 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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  • Show up at Chinati on any given day and you will have to see it by guided tour. It takes a couple hours and if you like mid century modern art you are in for one heck of a treat of so many grand piece...  more »
  • We did the full tour and we loved it. Elizabeth was a great docent and had answers to all my many questions. Take the time (4ish hours with a 2 hour lunch) and immerse yourself in this experience; you...  more »
  • We had the "short" collections tour (which was still about 3 hours). Our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant, guiding us through the various buildings housing the collections. It is easy to see ...  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.