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Chinati Foundation

1 Calvary Row, Marfa, TX 79843
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Guided Tour of Chinati Foundation

The four-hour tour with lunch break was awesome! Elizabeth, our guide, was terrific, giving us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jpmws44
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Modern Art in West Texas

Take a self guided journey through Donald Judd's 15 untitled works in concrete and also his 100... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shelleylyn1212
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An art museum operated by the Chinati Foundation, housed in a former U.S. Cavalry post, Fort D.A. Russell.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Closes in 16 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1 Calvary Row, Marfa, TX 79843
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The four-hour tour with lunch break was awesome! Elizabeth, our guide, was terrific, giving us information about and context for the installations and allowing us ample time to experience them at our leisure. A wonderful experience!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a self guided journey through Donald Judd's 15 untitled works in concrete and also his 100 works in milled aluminum. They will transform you. The times when you can see them are tricky and specific so check their website and definitely plan ahead! If...More

Thank shelleylyn1212
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

You end up spending a long time not seeing very much. Our docent told us they were not supposed to say anything, just unlock doors and make sure you didn't touch anything. Our docent was very informative and totally added to the experience.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Marfa as part of our spring break from North Carolina. It is a pilgrimage of sorts as it takes forever to get there. The Chinati was a highlight for sure. We did the self guided tour of the two redone hangers with 100...More

Thank Adrienne C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My husband and I have BFA's. We've sat through hours of slide lectures and Donald Judd is a big part of those. We weren't sure we were going to enjoy this place, but the art has a lot more depth in person. Obviously, if you...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I actually like modern art - or certain modern art - but I've never paid $50 for the two of us to take a guided tour even in NYC and the concrete cubes in the field frankly didn't do anything for me. The staff were...More

3  Thank Robb C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is one of the institutions that defines Marfa and must be on everyone's bucket list when in town. The guides are kind and helpful, and the installations are fun for everyone, even those who aren't die-hard art fans.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Although we didn't really know what to expect, the two buildings on site with the 100 Judd pieces was great, and the two buildings off-site were great - not big on the neon installations

Thank Fran U
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Donald Judd's work here is absolutely beautiful, and it is truly enhanced by the work the Chinati Foundation does to preserve and maintain the art. They also have pieces by other artists and are indescribable with words. This place is a must-see/do in Marfa.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I must recognize the staff at the Chinati Foundation first. I was in Marfa on a snow day, and the morning tour was canceled. They called me to let me know they were planning a tour in the afternoon. When I arrived, I was the...More

Thank SolowTraveler
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