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“Cool barracks museum” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chinati Foundation

Chinati Foundation
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Marfa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An art museum operated by the Chinati Foundation, housed in a former U.S. Cavalry post, Fort D.A. Russell.
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cool barracks museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

I found the art projects interesting in relation to light. I wasn't overly thrilled at some of the exhibits. I should have seen the light installations but they were booked. Worth a trip.

Visited January 2013
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Austin, TX
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“brilliant!`”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Chinati is a must see for anyone interested in minimal art. Judd's mill aluminum boxes are like diamonds glistening in the sunny and rural west texas expanse

Visited December 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We did the "100 Works" tour and wished we had time to go on the 3 hour tour. The Chinati foundation is truly one of a kind and the guided tour was interesting and informative.

Visited January 2013
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Baton Rouge
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74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Splendid!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Well worth the detour, this wonderful art oasis will change your life! The day-long tour allows the combination of shapes and lights and spaces to begin to (re)shape your perceptions--and gives you a chance to delight in the site (one huge art project in itself). World class.

Visited December 2012
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Austin
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187 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Hugely disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Well, I've tried to like modern art and this just proved to me why I don't. The exhibit was 100 stainless steel rectangular boxes that allegedly were each unique. Ah huh. And for that we paid $20 bucks? No explanation, no nothing. I wouldn't go back that is certain.

Visited December 2012
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