Visiting Scholars Program

Judd Foundation is pleased to announce a new public program in partnership with Marfa Book Co. The series is an opportunity for scholars conducting research in the Judd Foundation Archives to present informal talks on new research while working in Marfa. The presentations will explore and engage scholarship for the larger topics of which the researcher is involved including the work of Donald Judd.

The first program within the series will be on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Crowley Theater with art historian Alex Kitnick who will discuss Donald Judd’s early paintings installed in the Cobb House and Whyte Building, as well as works from 1959 to 1961 that will be included in the exhibition Donald Judd: Paintings at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami this April. The event is free and open to the public.

Judd Foundation archival holdings include published and unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, film and video, drawings, museum and gallery files, fabricator files, exhibition records and ephemera, and publications, totaling 1,200 linear feet. The Judd Foundation Archives remain the primary source for scholarly research related to Donald Judd.

Alex Kitnick, The Brant Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Arts, is an art historian and critic based in New York. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. An editor of numerous volumes, including a collection of John McHale’s writings, The Expendable Reader: Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media, 1951-1979, and October 136 on New Brutalism, he is also a frequent contributor to publications including Artforum, May, October, and Texte zur Kunst.

For more information on the Visiting Scholar program please contact or 432-729-4406 ext. 1.