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Guided visits to Judd Foundation properties in Marfa offer visitors direct engagement with Donald Judd’s art and vision. Judd’s formerly private living and working spaces provide firsthand experience of Judd’s concept of permanent installation in the Chihuahuan Desert.

Advance reservations for guided visits are required.

Judd Foundation offers two different guided visits of properties in downtown Marfa, La Mansana de Chinati/The Block and The Studios. Judd Foundation offices at 104 South Highland Avenue are open daily from 9:00am–5:00pm to assist you with questions or concerns regarding tours. For more information please contact marfa@juddfoundation.org or +1 432 729 4406.

Judd Foundation Marfa spaces are closed Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend, December 24 & 25, and New Year’s Day.

 

La Mansana de Chinati / The Block
Daily, 4:30-5:45pm. Doors open at 4:20pm. Visits to The Block begin promptly at 4:30pm. Advance reservations are required.

Guided visits start at the gated entrance to La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, across from Godbold feed mill, at 400 West El Paso Street, which is at the intersection of Kelly and El Paso streets, 3 blocks west of Judd Foundation offices.

La Mansana de Chinati, Judd’s residence and studio in Marfa, informally known as The Block, is the site of some of the artist’s first large-scale architectural projects. Guided visits provide access to Judd’s three main studios, which are permanently installed with his early work, and his personal library, which houses his collection of over 13,000 books.

Ticket Prices
$25 per person, $12.50 students and seniors, with valid ID. Guided visits are free for full-time residents of Presidio, Brewster, and Jeff Davis counties.

 

 

The Studios (Architecture Studio, Art Studio and the Cobb and Whyte Houses)
Friday and Saturday, 2:00-3:45pm. Visits to The Studios begin promptly at 2:00pm. Advance reservations are required.

Guided visits start at the Judd Foundation offices, 104 South Highland Avenue, south of the railroad tracks, across the street from the Hotel St. George.

The Studios visit provides access to a selection of Juddʼs downtown spaces, including the Architecture Studio, Art Studio, and the Cobb and Whyte Houses. These spaces contain furniture by Judd, as well as his early paintings from the 1950s and 60s, along with an extensive collection of modernist and period furniture, and works by other prominent twentieth century artists and designers.

Ticket Prices
$25 per person, $12.50 students and seniors, with valid ID. Guided visits are free for full-time residents of Presidio, Brewster, and Jeff Davis counties.

 

Visitor Guidelines
Visitors must be accompanied by a guide at all times. Please help us preserve Judd’s spaces and collection by not touching the works or objects.

• Bags pose hazards to the collection; large bags will not be permitted inside the spaces.
• Food and beverages are not permitted.
• Guided visits include walking outdoors. Sensible footwear is recommended. Please note there is one flight of stairs on the Studios Visit.
• Photography and videography are not permitted on public guided visits of Judd Foundation spaces to preserve the quality of experience for all visitors. Commercial requests should be directed to press@juddfoundation.org.
• Cellular phones and other electronic devices must be turned to silent.
• Visitors must be at least 12 years of age.
• Pets are not permitted but documented service animals are welcome.

 

Download the Marfa Travel Guide

 

For information on tours offered by the Chinati Foundation, please visit their website.

 

Public visits are supported, in part, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Judd Foundation is a participant in Blue Star Museums 2016, offering free admission for active duty military personnel and their immediate families. For more information contact us at marfa@juddfoundation.org.

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