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Chinati Foundation

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An art museum operated by the Chinati Foundation, housed in a former U.S. Cavalry post, Fort D.A. Russell.
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1 Calvary Row, Marfa, TX 79843
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+1 915-729-4362
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of our best life time decisions was taking the 4-hour Chinati Foundation tour (2 hours morning, 2 hours afternoon), a wonderful guide (Natalie??) who gave us time to just wander at our leisure and absorb the work of different artists in a wonderful peaceful...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nomailtoday
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like Donald Judd and his compatriots in the site specific art cadre, then you will really like Chinati. Make sure you get tour tickets for the entire collection and get them in advance. The tours fill up. Our guide, Josh, was very well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 397DawnH
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter tells me that every reaction to a piece of art is valid and uniquely yours, so view the installations at the Chinati with an open mind. Presenting mostly minimalist works, the art might not be for everyone, but the entirety of the experience...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the don flavin exhibit in addition to the Donald Judd work. Give yourself enough time to do all the exhibits within.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ellabellanyc
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Took the extended tour of the Judd Foundation installations at the airbase site and in Marfa. Each installation was stunning, unique, original. Judd and his friends offer some interesting mind benders in truly unique settings. A fair amount of walking is involved. Tour guide was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

I was somewhat disappointed by the Chinati foundation. It is very unique type of art that for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We took this tour combined with the Judd Foundation tour. Take your time in each building. Listen to your guide. These folks know their stuff and really combine the history of the location, Marfa and the artists well

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

The Chinati Foundation will certainly cause you to question what can and cannot be art. The main attraction are polished metal cubes meticulously placed in two hangers on an abandoned military base near Marfa, TX. The minimalist (he hated the term) sculptor Donald Judd bought...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matthias M
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

I felt like I was shopping for a kitchen island. I didn’t appreciate that grandmas glass bowls were thrown in the dirt or for the potato art but I did enjoy my rebirth and learning that all this time I really never needed to level...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Weird but interesting art. Would have been better to take a guided tour. Hours are sort of random. Xxxxxccccccccfffffffffffffffffgggggggg

Date of experience: January 2019
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