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Ballroom Marfa
108 E San Antonio
Marfa, TX 79843
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Founded in 2003, Ballroom Marfa is a dynamic, contemporary cultural arts space that provides a lively intellectual environment where varied perspectives and issues are explored through visual arts, film, music and performance. As an advocate for the freedom of artistic expression, Ballroom Marfa's mission is to serve international, national, regional and local communities and support the work of both emerging and recognized artists working in all media. Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm
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Chinati Foundation
1 Cavalry Row
Marfa, TX 79843
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The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati is a contemporary art museum located in the mountainous Chihuahuan Desert region of far West Texas. It exhibits large-scale installations by a limited number of artists on the premises of a 340-acre former military base, Fort D.A. Russell, and in converted building in the town of Marfa. Chinati was conceived and founded in the 1980s by the late artist Donald Judd as an alternative to the traditional, anthology-style contemporary art museum. Judd believed in the purity of art and its intrinsic value for humans and aimed to bring art, architecture, and the landscape together to form a coherent whole. He situated his museum in Marfa, close to the Mexican border, believing that the remoteness and vast open spaces of far West Texas enhanced the viewer's experience of the art works. At this site he created his largest and most complex works, and architecturally altered the buildings to house the permanent collection. In addition to Judd's work, the collection includes two dozen sculptures by John Chamberlain installed in a former warehouse, an outdoor work by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, an installation in colored fluorescent light by Dan Flavin occupying six former army barracks, installations by Ilya Kabakov and Roni Horn, poems by Carl Andre, paintings by John Wesley and drawings by Ingolfur Arnarsson -- all exhibited in their own buildings. The Chinati Foundation also hosts temporary exhibitions, and has recently mounted celebrated shows of the work of Robert Irwin and David Rabinowitch. The Collection is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday by guided tour only. The Chinati Foundation is accessible by guided tour only. Public tours of the collection are available Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are required to guarantee admission. Advance reservatoins are required for groups larger than seven people. Admission fees vary by tour. Chinati members, children and students under age 17, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties are admitted free of charge.
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International Women's Foundation
705 W Bonnie St
Marfa, TX 79843
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The mission of the International Woman's Foundation is to enhance the intellectual, spiritual and physical lives of women in the arts. The International Woman's Foundation is located in Marfa, Texas and housed in the 12,000 square foot, 1898-1920 former Bachelor's Quarters and Officers Club (Building 98) at historic Fort D.A. Russell. Founded in 2002 by the International Woman's Foundation (IWF), a non-profit 501 (c) 3 public foundation, is a blend of art and science. Building 98 is specifically known for the hauntingly beautiful murals painted during WWII by two German POW's of General Irwin Rommel's (The Desert Fox) elite Afrika Korps, who were billeted at Fort Russell after their defeat by General George Patton's Third Army in North Africa. The United States First Horse Cavalry of the Black Hawk Knight Dragoons was among the many regiments posted at Fort Russell. The late South African artist, Aedwyn Darroll, who served as the IWF Chairman of the Board of Artistic Advisors, evoked the turn-of-the-century, romantic border military history, in the beautifully stylized, IWF Black Hawk logo. During WWII Building 98 continued to be the social center of the area with the nearby Marfa Army Air Field as a training center for pilots. Building 98 is listed as a National Historic Site by the United States Department of the Interior, a Recorded Historic Texas Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. January 2007 saw the entire grounds of old Fort Russell listed as a National Historic Monument by the United States Department of the Interior. It is considered a gem of Border Military History and Heritage Tourism. Tours are offered by appointment to visit this beautiful property. IWF offers gallery space for painters and sculptors and hosts seminars and art classes. Building 98 is also a favorite venue for writers seeking a peaceful place for the creative spirit. IWF receives both female and male, mature, short-term artists-in-residence of all disciplines. Artists installations are shown in the Building 98 galleries throughout the year.
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Judd Foundation
104 S Highland
Marfa, TX 79843
432-729-4406 ext 103
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Judd Foundation was created by Donald Judd in his last will and testament to maintain and preserve his permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries and archives in New York City and Marfa, Texas. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting greater understanding of Judd's artistic legacy by facilitating public access to these spaces and resources, and by developing related scholarly and educational programs. The installed spaces--which include domestic and studio spaces--embody the artist's philosophies about his art and permanent installation. Tours of our Marfa spaces are available Wednesday through Sunday. All tickets must be purchased online prior to your visit. To purchase tickets, visit www.juddfoundation.org. We do accept walk-in visitors on a limited basis only if space is available. All tickets are non-refundable and exchangeable based on availability.
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Marfa, TX Chamber of Commerce

In the historic Paisano Hotel | 207 N. Highland Avenue | P.O. Box 635 | Marfa, TX 79843
ph: (432) 729-4942 or (800) 650-9696 fax: (432) 729-4956 email: [email protected]