The Chinati Foundation is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. The museum's collection is housed in fifteen buildings spread over a campus of 340 acres. Works by Donald Judd are available for self-guided viewing and are also included on all guided tours. The rest of the Chinati collection is accessible by guided tour only.
Chinati is located in the arid, high Chihuahuan desert and access to the collection requires spending significant amounts of time outdoors in the sun and travelling distances from 0.5 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.
Chinati can be challenging for people who have difficulty walking or need special assistance. Please contact the museum at email@example.com and we'll be happy to make arrangements as needed. Although we welcome families, the nature of the exhibitions and duration of the tours can be challenging for young children—please contact Visitor Services at 432.729.4362 to discuss tour options.
The museum will be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27, 2014; Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014; Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014; New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, and New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015.
GUIDED TOURS: Full Collection and Selections
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.
These tours require spending a significant amount of time outside, often in direct sun, and cover a distance of approximately 1.5 miles on a combination of gravel, uneven ground, and paved walkway.
Tour space is limited. Please reserve in advance to guarantee admission. See tour selections below and reserve your ticket online here.
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 runs for approximately four hours from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM with a lunch break from 12:00 PM - 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 the original artists of the Chinati Foundation: Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, and Dan Flavin. This tour runs for approximately two hours from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Start times are subject to change. Please refer to our online reservation calendar for your specific dates.
Currently, two of Chinati’s permanent exhibitions and one special exhibition are open for self-guided viewing at regular times each week. The rest of the permanent collection and exhibitions are available by guided tour only. All of the exhibitions listed below are also shown on the full collection tour.
Reservations are not necessary. Hours are listed below.
Donald Judd's untitled 15 works in concrete (Free Admission)
Visitors may walk the kilometer long, outdoor path and view Judd’s 15 works in concrete, free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The work is located on the main Chinati campus. 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 works.
Donald Judd's untitled 100 works in mill aluminum ($10 Adult, $5 Student)
Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum may be viewed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4PM. The installation is located in the former artillery sheds on the main museum campus. Accessing the work includes travelling over some gravel and uneven terrain, covering a distance of approximate 0.5 miles. Please check in at the front office before visiting these works.
Zoe Leonard’s 100 North Nevill Street (Free Admission)
This special exhibition is available for viewing Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. 100 North Nevill Street is located in the former Ice Plant on East Oak Street, between North Nevill Street and Salarosa Street, in downtown Marfa.
PRIVATE AND GROUP TOURS
Advance reservations and payment are required for groups larger than seven people. Group tours require payment two weeks in advance. Please contact Visitor Services at 432.729.4362. or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a group tour.
Private Tour of the Collection ($300 for first 2 people, $100 for each additional person)
A private tour of the foundation affords privacy and flexibility in viewing the entire Chinati collection. Private tours may be scheduled any time the museum office is open (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days a week). Private Tours require payment two weeks in advance.
Private Sunrise or Sunset Viewing ($300 for first 2 people, $100 for each additional person)
A private sunrise or sunset tour of the foundation affords an intimate viewing of Donald Judd’s untitled 100 works in mill aluminum as well as Judd’s untitled 15 works in concrete. Private tours require payment two weeks in advance.
Please contact Visitor Services at 432.729.4362 or email@example.com to arrange a private tour.
The Arena at Chinati may be rented for meals, events, or weddings. Please contact Visitor Services at 432.729.4362 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a rental of the Arena.
Tour space is limited and subject to change based on availability. Please reserve in advance to guarantee admission online or at 432.729.4362. If you have questions, require special assistance, or need to make changes to your reservation, please contact the museum directly at 432.729.4362 or email@example.com.
Tours are free to Chinati members, children and students under age 17, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties. Please refer to our online reservation calendar for your specific dates. 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.
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.