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Chinati Foundation

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Address: U.S. 67 ( 1/2 mile south of Marfa), Marfa, TX
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+1 915-729-4362
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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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An art museum operated by the Chinati Foundation, housed in a former U.S....

An art museum operated by the Chinati Foundation, housed in a former U.S. Cavalry post, Fort D.A. Russell.

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Seriously odd but a must see

If you come to Marfa, you must visit Chianti. We took the selections tour which took 2 and a half hours. We had an excellent guide. The art is very (as in VERY) modern and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Oliverjulian
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you've seen this once you've seen it enough times. The first time it's kinda cool but I don't think it warrants a second viewing. It's ok and you get to see some Marfa hipsters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this experience. It is worth it to plan to spend the entire day to appreciate the landscape and exhibits. Make time prior to arrival or after the tour to walk outside around the concrete works. I've done it twice and highly recommend the full Chinati tour as well as touring The Block, which is part of the Judd... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come to Marfa, you must visit Chianti. We took the selections tour which took 2 and a half hours. We had an excellent guide. The art is very (as in VERY) modern and reactions vary. It is also on a very large scale wit h plenty of walking. We both liked the 100 unnamed objects in mill aluminium,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Donald Judds work and the Chianti Foundation are the reason modern day Marfa is on the map so a must see to understand the modern history of this fascinating town.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to let your imagination flow and grow. We had a great guide, a very knowledgeable person, told us everything about the works and life of Donald Judd. The sunrise, sunset and electrical light gives a very versatile way of appreciating the works. The more one gets to know the artists in MArfa specially D Judd, the more you... More 

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Redlands, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called ahead to ensure they’d be open but wasn’t told that I would need to be part of a tour. On the day I visited I was told that self-guided indoor tours were not allowed. I was able to visit the outdoor concrete structures, and I peered through the windows of the buildings. The gift shop is especially small... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinati Foundation is indeed interesting even if you have only the slightest interest in modern minimalist art. The concrete pieces and the aluminum collection is worth seeing at least, but plan ahead because their opening hours are limited! If you have the time and patience, register for a tour. Only problem I have is that this establishment is not... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I appreciate art but don't know much about contemporary artists, I stepped into this oasis plumb ignorant. Believe it or not, even in this small desolate area of Texas, the full exhibit was sold out (we went between Christmas and New Year's). The outdoor stations though are free, and the potential for this installation is what brought Donald Judd... More 

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Blanco, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this place is very nice and the setup and renovations are nice. It is a good thing for the art community. The reason I ranked it so low is that the employees or at the main building were so rude. They acted like if you were from the country you had no appreciation of art and could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a wonderful visit. Definitely book the guided tour, well worth it with lots of fascinating insights and access to exhibits you can't otherwise see.

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