Chinati Foundation

Chinati Foundation

About the Museum


Words

Interior, The Chinati Foundation

Words
© Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Courtesy Chinati Foundation

Words

Carl Andre, 1958-1972
Exterior View, The Chinati Foundation
Donald Judd Art © 2017 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Florian Holzherr, courtesy Chinati Foundation

Exterior View, The Chinati Foundation

100 untitled works in mill aluminum, Donald Judd, 1982-1986
Words100 untitled works in mill aluminum
© 2017 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Douglas Tuck, courtesy Chinati Foundation

Words100 untitled works in mill aluminum

Donald Judd, 1982-1986
Untitled works
© Ingólfur Arnarsson, Reykjavik, Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Courtesy Chinati Foundation

Untitled works

Ingólfur Arnarsson, 1991-1992

“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)

Collection Highlights


John Chamberlain

Various works

Ilya Kabakov

School No. 6

Donald Judd

15 untitled works in concrete

David Rabinowitch

Elliptical Plane in 3 Masses and 4 Scales

Dan Flavin

Untitled (Marfa project)
Chinati Foundation: Collection Highlights

John Chamberlain

Various works, 1972-1983
Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Florian Holzherr, 2001, courtesy Chinati Foundation. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Ilya Kabakov

School No. 6, 1993
Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Florian Holzherr, 2001, courtesy Chinati Foundation. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Donald Judd

15 untitled works in concrete, 1980-1984
Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Douglas Tuck, courtesy Chinati Foundation. Donald Judd Art © 2017 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

David Rabinowitch

Elliptical Plane in 3 Masses and 4 Scales, 1971-1972
Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Courtesy Chinati Foundation. © 2017 David Rabinowitch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Dan Flavin

Untitled (Marfa project) , 1996
Permanent collection, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Douglas Tuck, 2009, courtesy Chinati Foundation. © 2011 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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