Visiting Scholar: Tony Berlant

Judd Foundation is pleased to announce programs in partnership with the 2019 edition of the Agave Festival in Marfa. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Visiting Scholar: Tony Berlant
Wednesday, June 5
6:00pm
Crowley Theater, Marfa, TX

Artist Tony Berlant will discuss Decoding Mimbres, an exhibition of Mimbres ceramics that he organized at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2018. The talk will explore the possible botanical basis, mostly relating to the datura plant, for the otherwise abstract design work in this extraordinary ceramic tradition of the Mogollon Culture. Tony Berlant is an artist and co-author of Walk in Beauty: the Navajo and Their Blankets, one of the primary books on the subject of Navajo textiles. He also helped the artist Donald Judd assemble his collection of Navajo blankets and Mimbres pottery, now on permanent view at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block. This program is part of the Visiting Scholar program at Judd Foundation.

 

Open Hours
Thursday, June 6

11:00am-1:00pm
La Mansana de Chinati/The Block
400 West El Paso Street

Judd Foundation will host Open Hours of La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Donald Judd’s home and studios. La Mansana de Chinati, informally known as The Block, is the site of some of Judd’s first large-scale architectural projects. Self-guided visits provide access to Judd’s three main studios and his library.