The Chinati Foundation is a contemporary art museum founded by Donald Judd,
a major figure in the Minimalist art movement. The foundation is situated on the 340 acre site of the former military base, Fort D. A. Russell.
Donald Judd acquired the military base in the
early 70�s. His vision was to create a pure environment to house his large
sculptural installations and the works of other artists as kindred spirits in
modernism. Huge artillery sheds display his spare, yet powerful works. The
barracks once used for living spaces for cavalry and prisoners of war are now
permanent galleries for the works of artists such as John Wesley, Illya Kabakov,
and more. Recently a major installation of light works by Dan Flavin was created
in six 6,000 square foot barracks.
The Chinati Foundation is accessible by guided tour only. Tours are given Wednesday through Sunday at 10AM and 2PM. Visit the foundation's web site www.chinati.org or call 432-729-4362 for more information.