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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.

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.

Advance reservations for guided visits are required.

Judd Foundation Marfa spaces are closed Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, November 22, December 25, and New Year’s Day.

 

La Mansana de Chinati/The Block
Daily, 11:00am-12:45pm and Thursday-Sunday from 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 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 volumes.

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, Cobb House & Whyte Building
Thursday-Sunday, 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.

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 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.

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

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.

 

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

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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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