Marfa

Judd Foundation will reopen for public guided visits on July 22. The guided visit program in Marfa will operate at a limited schedule and capacity. The number of available tickets will be reflected in the ticketing calendar for guided visits to La Mansana de Chinati/The Block and will be released on a monthly basis. Please note guided visits to the Studios will not resume until the fall. 

Safety protocols apply to all visitors regardless of vaccine status. Please see below for important Visitor Guidelines. 

La Mansana de Chinati/ The Block Guided Visits

La Mansana de Chinati/ The Block Guided Visits

La Mansana de Chinati, Donald 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 he permanently installed with his early work, and his personal library, which houses his collection of over 13,000 volumes.

Advance reservations required.

$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.

By purchasing a ticket to a guided visit you agree to the following policies:

  • Masks are required while in Judd Foundation spaces and for the duration of the visit.
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • Entry is by reservation/timed ticket only. Tickets are only available for purchase in advance online.
  • If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and do not visit Judd Foundation. Please contact us to reschedule or refund your ticket at marfa@juddfoundation.org. 

Book a Visit

Planning Your Visit

Planning Your Visit

Advance reservations for guided visits are required. Space is limited.

All tickets are non-refundable and may be exchanged based on availability.

Please note that if you are traveling from El Paso, Texas the time zone will change and you will lose one hour.

Visitor Guidelines

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.

Guided visits begin promptly as scheduled. Doors open 10 minutes prior to scheduled visit times. Late arrivals and early departures cannot be accommodated once the visit commences.

  • Masks are required while in Judd Foundation spaces and for the duration of the visit.
  • Bags pose hazards to the collection; bags are not 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 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.
Health & Safety

Health & Safety

The safety of our staff and visitors is the Foundation’s primary concern. To ensure a safe environment the Foundation is adopting the following safety measures:

  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day following CDC guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout our buildings.
  • New capacity limits are enforced for offices, public spaces, restrooms and elevators.
  • A no-touch or low-touch visitor experience is provided with single use visit information provided.
  • Internal doors are propped open or opened by staff.
  • Staff are required to complete a health monitoring questionnaire each day prior to working in our buildings and are required to wear face coverings while at work.
  • In the interest of your personal safety and the community’s health, we require that all visitors observe the listed precautions.
  • If visitors do not follow the listed precautions when inside our buildings they will be required to leave immediately.
  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Judd Foundation in Marfa, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Accessibility

Accessibility

Judd Foundation welcomes everyone. Please note that guided visits involve walking on uneven terrain and on Studio visits, staircases with handrails. Portable seating and assistive listening devices with headsets are available upon request. Limited parking is available near the installed spaces. Please notify Judd Foundation at marfa@juddfoundation.org with any special needs in advance of your visit so we are best able to accommodate you.

The Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati is a contemporary art museum created by Donald Judd, located on 340 acres of land on the site of former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa, Texas. Chinati opened to the public in 1986 as an independent, nonprofit museum. Public tours and viewing of the collection, the conservation of the artworks, education programs, artists’ residencies, special exhibitions, lectures, performances, and publications are all vital facets of Chinati’s mission as established by Judd.

Chinati is open for outdoor self-guided walking tours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays. For more information, please visit the Chinati website or call 432 729 4362.

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

Judd Foundation is a member of Blue Star Museums, is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.

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101 Spring Street is a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios, dedicated to helping a national consortium of art-related, affiliated historic sites preserve, document, and interpret their buildings and collections.