We had an all day tour, with a break for lunch. we were a group of art loving women and artists, and it was fascinating to hear about Donald Judd and his cohorts. I really don't think without the guide I would have understood the whole "Marfa" thing. The other sites we were brought to were also fascinating.
We did the self guided tour of the outdoor concrete works (which is free). We really enjoyed it. You have to walk about a mile and it can get very hot. It is very peaceful out there. The contrast between the sky, sculptures and wheat colored grass is striking. Would highly recommend this.
This place was something our family thought we should visit while in Marfa but it was closed on Monday the week of Spring Break?! You would think during spring break, it would be open. There were several families in town just like us and so many things were closed so we had no where to go. It was very odd.... 更多
Chinati is a great place to explore large, site specific modern art by Judd and his contemporaries. The tours are always informative. It will make you appreciate the importance that land has in siting specific pieces. You will learn something & you will enjoy it. Added bonus: learning the history of it's previous purpose as a cavalry outpost and WW2... 更多
You need to walk through the foundation with a guide and in small groups. But it's very loosely structured and you have plenty of time and space to experience the art. It's a real visual treat and makes a strong argument for site specific work. Allow some time as the "short" tour is 2 hours, the fuller tour takes 4... 更多
Perhaps if you're a Judd fan or a huge minimalist fan, sure. You'll like this. We paid $10/each for a self guided tour through the concrete fixtures in the field (free), two buildings with 100 aluminum boxes, and the Robert Irwin building. The lady at the desk was actually really friendly, drawing everything on the map for us. She said... 更多
We travelled from Asheville, NC by car, expressly to see the Donald Judd sculptures and his amazing foundation located in Marfa, Texas. His vision - to take an old military installation and transform not only it, but the town of Marfa, into a destination for seekers and admirers of modern art, and ENORMOUS sculptures, was inspirational. The cold December day... 更多
I attended a sunrise viewing of this installation. It was almost spiritual. I highly recommend spending time to experience this while the light shifts to daylight. The juxtaposition of this to the raw nature just on the other side of the vast windows completed the experience with birds and deer in clear view.
Another review I saw said it's worth it if you're out here. And sure it is. But I wouldn't travel to see this. I like Modern Art, and have been to many museums. This place is a bit pricey for what it is, but there are bits you can see for free, but no need to stay overly long.
If you've seen this once you've seen it enough times. The first time it's kinda cool but I don't think it warrants a second viewing. It's ok and you get to see some Marfa hipsters.