Marfa

Judd Foundation Closure

Judd Foundation has temporarily suspended public programs and guided visits of our spaces in Texas. The health and safety of our staff, visitors, and community remain top priority. We are developing a plan with procedures to ensure we are able to reopen safely to the public.

For questions about refunding tickets purchased in advance, please contact marfa@juddfoundation.org.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our spaces.

Guided visits to Judd Foundation spaces 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.

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 guided visits. It is recommended to begin visits with the Block, followed by the Studios.

For more information please contact marfa@juddfoundation.org or +1 432 729 4406.

Advance reservations for guided visits are required.

Additional guided visits are added during busy seasons. Please visit the calendar for the current schedule.

Judd Foundation Marfa spaces are closed Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Book A Visit

La Mansana de Chinati/ The Block Guided Visits

Daily, 11:00am–12:45pm and every day except Wednesday, 4:30pm–6:15pm. Doors open 10 minutes in advance of start time. Visits to the Block begin promptly at their scheduled time. Advance reservations are required.

Guided visits start at the gated entrance to the Block, across from Godbold feed mill, at 400 West El Paso Street, which is at the intersection of Kelly and El Paso streets, three 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 he permanently installed with his early work, and his personal library, which houses his collection of over 13,000 volumes.

$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 Guided Visits

Every day except Wednesday, 2:00–3:45pm. Visits to the Studios visits begin promptly at their scheduled time. 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 Saint George.

The Studios visit provides access to a selection of Juddʼs downtown spaces, including the Architecture Studio, Art Studio, and the Cobb House and Whyte Building. These spaces contain furniture by Judd, his early paintings from the 1950s and 1960s, an extensive collection of modernist and period furniture, and works by other prominent twentieth century artists and designers.

$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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Marfa Travel Guide

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/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. The specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public permanent large-scale installations by a select group of artists. The emphasis is on works in which art, buildings, and land are inextricably linked. 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 Wednesday through Sunday, twelve months a year. 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.