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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
+1 915-729-4362
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Reviewed yesterday

Best thing in Marfa! Located in the residential part south of downtown. You can walk around here and see things from outside for FREE, I would give that a 2/3 star review. BUT if you can shell out for the $25 Guided Day Tour (starts...More

Thank LHOVancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having known nothing of Donald Judd or his particular taste in art and desolate geographical locations, I wandered around sort of confused and concluded that the cement blocks looked interesting. My friend however, who is more knowledgeable than me, found the Chinati exhibits fascinating and...More

Thank Lauryn C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The staff is business and rule oriented. The location is easy to get to. I would recommend for tweens and older not small children. It requires scheduling so call ahead. The outdoor exhibit was meh. I wish they let you take pics inside.

Thank Syl F
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of buzz but not that much substance. We were underwhelmed by the whole experience. Impressive concept and series of buildings but the lack of air snd high heat did not encourage taking time to appreciate. We just wanted to escape to outside. wondered why...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We did the four hour tour (with two hour lunch break). I was skeptical as I am not a huge modern art fan but all in all I found the tour and the works worthwhile. I didn’t like everything but some things I liked more...More

1  Thank SLKspingirl
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The Chinati Foundation is only open certain days and you can either self guide and see a few limited pieces or book a 2 or 4 hour tour. The 2 hour tour gets you through the main impressive works by Judd, Flavin, Robert Irwin and...More

Thank blackska
Reviewed 10 June 2018 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!!

1  Thank jpmws44
Reviewed 28 May 2018 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

1  Thank shelleylyn1212
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.

2  Thank MaryJo M
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

1  Thank Adrienne C
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