Chinati Foundation

Chinati Foundation

Marfa, Texas | United States

About the Museum

“Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved again.” So wrote American minimalist sculptor Donald Judd, founder of the Chinati Foundation. Located on a 340-acre tract of desert land that includes abandoned US Army buildings, Chinati is a contemporary art museum that embodies Judd’s belief that art and the surrounding landscape are inextricably linked. It opened in 1986 with the specific intention to present permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists, including Judd himself. Each artist has work installed in a separate building on the museum's grounds, while temporary exhibitions showcase modern and contemporary work in diverse media.

(Image: Donald Judd, 100 untitled works in mill aluminum, 1982-1986, Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, Photo: Florian Holzherr, courtesy Chinati Foundation, Donald Judd Art © 2017 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

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