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Chinati Foundation, Marfa

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#76 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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  • To visit the foundation one needs to book a tour. We did the 4 1/2 hour one and if one likes land art or minimal art it is a must visit. Everyone was super friendly and we enjoyed our visit very much  more »
  • I toured the Chinati Foundation recently and was so impressed with its work and contributions to the art world. Of course, the Donald Judd aluminum box exhibit is not only very impressive, but fun. Ea...  more »
  • We enjoyed the Chinati but it can be somewhat confusing. All the exhibits are not open at the same time, nor at the same place. The facilities are impressive and visually stunning. I believe when you ...  more »
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  • A must see if in Marfa. Beautiful scenery, art, and history explained by wonderful guides. I would recommend the long tour if your schedule allows it- it takes you to three different locations managed by the foundation around town with a lunch break. You will see literally hundreds of pieces of art on this tour from many different artists, and there is so much variety that even non art lovers couldn't get bored. The tour requires walking from building to building, which while always along sidewalks, could be exhausting for some on hot days. Small children likewise could get tired and would need to be watched- the art is not behind glass or cordons.
  • This place is very neat! The foundation really appreciates the communities involvement. I loved the simplicity of the art installments it brings a sense of order. A great day trip.
  • One of the best art destinations in the world! Each visit is different as the light and landscape change with seasons and times of day. A truly inspiring place.
  • You must get the full tour pass if you have the time. The guides are patient and very thorough. They were also able to answer our various questions!
  • Epic art space and impressive collection of large scale art. A must visit!

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