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VIEWING CHINATI

Most of Chinati's collection is only accessible by guided tour. Reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

BOOK YOUR TOUR


The Chinati Foundation is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Works by Donald Judd and Robert Irwin are available for self-guided viewing. (These works are also included on all guided tours.)

 

ACCESS

Chinati is located in the high, arid Chihuahuan desert. The museum's collection is housed in fifteen buildings spread over a 340-acre campus, and access to the collection requires spending significant time outdoors in the sun, with walking distances from 0.5 to 1.5 miles on terrain that can be uneven, thorny or rock-covered. 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 visitorservice@chinati.org 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 long for young children - please contact Visitor Services at 432.729.4362 to discuss tour options.

 
 

GUIDED TOURS: Full Collection and Selections   more 

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.

The tours require spending a significantamount of time outside, often in direct sun, and can cover distances of up to four 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. Please plan on approximately 4 1/2 - 5 hours of viewing with a 1 1/2 - 2 hour break for lunch on your own.

10am - 4:30pm or 10:30am - 5pm

Tours are free to Chinati members, children under age 17, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties, but please still reserve spots for these tours.

Please refer to our online reservation calendar for availability and to reserve your ticket.

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, Robert Irwin and Dan Flavin. Please plan on approximately 2 1/2 hours of viewing.

11am - 1:30pm or 11:30am - 2pm.

Tours are free to Chinati members, children under age 17, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties, but please still reserve spots for these tours.

Please refer to our online reservation calendar for availability and to reserve your ticket.

SELF-GUIDED VIEWING   more 

Donald Judd, 15 untitled works in concrete, 1980–1984
(free admission)

Visitors may walk the kilometer-long outdoor path and view Donald Judd's 15 works in concrete, free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Please check in at the Chinati visitor services center before visiting these works.


Robert Irwin, untitled (dawn to dusk), 2016
($10 general admission)

Robert Irwin's untitled (dawn to dusk), on the site of the former Fort D.A. Rullell army hospital, may be viewed Friday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Please purchase tickets at the Chinati visitor services center.


Donald Judd, 100 untitled works in mill aluminum, 1982–1986
($10 general admission)

Donald Judd's 100 untitled works in mill aluminum, located in the artillery sheds of what was formerly Fort D.A. Russell, are open for self-guided viewing Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please purchase tickets at the Chinati visitor services center.


Dan Flavin, untitled (Marfa project), 1996
($10 general admission)

Dan Flavin’s site-specific work spanning six former barracks buildings on Chinati’s main grounds is available for self-guided viewing Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the Chinati visitor services center.

PRIVATE TOURS   more 

Planning a group or special visit? We offer a range of options tailored to your needs, from university visits to private tours with our trained docents. To book your special visit, please contact our Visitor Services Manager, Abby Boyd, at (432) 729-4362 or jcarey@chinati.org at least two weeks in advance to make arrangements and payment.

Private tours

Private Tour of the Collection

A private, docent-led tour of the Foundation affords privacy and flexibility in visiting Chinati at your own pace. Your group will enjoy exclusive access to the Collection at a time that is convenient for you based on availability.

2019 EVENTS AT CHINATI   more 

We are excited to announce dates for the following events:

Saturday, May 4

Chinati's annual Community Day

Friday, June 21

Summer Solstice sunrise to sunset viewing of Robert Irwin's untitled (dawn to dusk) from 7am to 9pm

Friday–Sunday, October11–13

Chinati Weekend

Friday, November 29

Sunset viewing of Donald Judd's 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 untitled works in concrete as well as Robert Irwin's untitled (dawn to dusk) from 5–6pm

Saturday, December 21

Winter Solstice sunrise to sunset viewing of Robert Irwin's untitled (dawn to dusk) from 8am to 6pm

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY and FOOD/DRINK

Chinati requests that visitors refrain from taking photographs while on tour to encourage a more direct engagement with the art.

Visitors may carry a capped water bottle with them on the tour, but may not drink inside the exhibitions spaces. Water only, no other beverages are allowed. No food is allowed on the tour. Large, bulky items are best left behind, including backpacks, large purses and camera bags. Visitors should lock these items in their vehicle.

To protect the landscape and wildlife, the Chinati Foundation does not permit pets on our grounds.


 

RESERVATIONS

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 visitorservice@chinati.org.

In addition to children, students under age 17, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties, tours are free to all Chinati members. Become a member now and reserve your free tour tickets.

CHINATI FOUNDATION

1 Cavalry Row
Marfa, TX 79843
(432) 729-4362

For further information on getting to Marfa please visit our directions page.

 

JUDD FOUNDATION

Judd Foundation maintains and preserves Donald Judd's permanently installed living spaces, working spaces, and ranches in Marfa, Texas and New York City with over 50,000 square feet of exhibition space dedicated to Judd's art and collections. As the artist's foundation, Judd Foundation promotes a wider understanding of Judd's work and thinking by providing access to these spaces by public guided visits of the collection. Further, Judd Foundation supports Judd's legacy through the presentation of educational public programs including special exhibitions, lectures, and performances; publications; and partnerships for the exhibition of Judd's work at institutions worldwide. Guided visits of Judd Foundation Marfa spaces are available daily. For more information, please visit the Judd Foundation website or call 432 729 4406.