VISITING THE CHINATI FOUNDATION
The Chinati Foundation's collection is housed in fifteen buildings spread over a campus of 340 acres and located in the arid, high Chihuahuan desert. Access to the collection requires spending significant amounts of time outdoors in the sun and travelling distances from 0.5 mile to 1.5 miles on terrain that often includes uneven, thorny, or rock covered ground. Please dress comfortably and sensibly for the climate and landscape. Open-toe shoes and sandals are not recommended.
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Works by Donald Judd are available for self-guided viewing and are also included on all guided tours. The rest of the collection is accessible by guided tour only. Reservations are required to guarantee admission. Please see tour selections below and reserve your ticket online here.
Chinati can be challenging for people who have difficulty walking or need special assistance. Please contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and we'll be happy to make arrangements as needed.
SELF-GUIDED VIEWINGS OF DONALD JUDD'S WORK
The self-guided viewing affords visitors the opportunity to move through Donald Judd's major installations at their own pace. Judd's work, in particular, offers a richly rewarding experience with subtle, changing effects of light and shadow that unfold over time. Reservations are not necessary for self-guided viewings. Please see below for self-guided offerings:
Donald Judd's 15 Untitled Works in Concrete (Free Admission)
These works are available from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday through Sunday, and are located outdoors. Access to the work is on a rocky, uneven path approximately 1.5 miles in length, round trip. Please check in at the front office before visiting these sculptures.
Donald Judd's 100 Works in Mill Aluminum ($10 Adult, $5 Student)*
These works are available from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Friday through Sunday. Please check in at the front office before visiting these sculptures. Accessing the work includes travelling over some gravel and uneven terrain, covering a distance of approximate 0.5 mile.
Guided tours of the Chinati Foundation are open to the public. Each tour is led by a docent whose familiarity with the collection and history of the grounds provides a uniquely informative way to visit the museum. Please see below for tour options:
Full Collection Tour ($25 Adult, $10 Student)*
The full collection tour includes a guided viewing of the entire Chinati collection as well as our annual special exhibit. This tour generally runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with a lunch break from 12:00-2:00 PM. Start times are subject to change. Please refer to our online reservation calendar for your specific dates.
Selections Tour ($20 Adult, $10 Student)*
The selections tour includes a guided viewing of our annual special exhibition as well as the original artists of the Chinati Foundation: Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, and Dan Flavin. This tour runs for approximately two hours. For start times please refer to our online reservation calendar.
This tour requires spending a significant amount of time outside, often in direct sun, and covers a distance of approximately 1.5 miles on a combination of gravel, uneven ground, and paved walkway.
* Tours are free to Chinati members, children and students under age 17, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties. All members tour Chinati at no cost. Become a member now and reserve your free tour tickets.
For information on getting to Marfa please visit our directions page.
Tour times are subject to change based on availability. Please reserve in advance to guarantee tour admission either online or at 432.729.4362.
PRIVATE AND GROUP TOURS
Private tours and groups of 6 or greater require special reservations. Please click here for details.
Judd Foundation, based in Marfa and New York City, is a repository of the private residences, studios, and holdings of Donald Judd. It is a separate organization from the Chinati Foundation, founded after the artist's death and settlement of his estate, and includes a wide selection of the artist's work. Judd Foundation's property in New York includes the former residence on 101 Spring Street in SoHo. Its property in Marfa includes La Mansana de Chinati - the Block, where Judd lived, the Bank Building, Judd's largest studio space in Marfa, and various other living and work spaces. Tours of these spaces may be arranged through the Judd Foundation's website: www.juddfoundation.org