Outreach and Education
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Lectures, workshops, classes, special open viewings of the collection and other events allow area residents and visitors alike a first-hand experience of the artistic vision, culture, history, and landscape that make Chinati and Marfa a unique place.
The Chinati Foundation offers programs and events throughout the year for both students and adults, many of them free of charge. Museum tours for school groups through Grade 12 are also offered free of charge. To schedule a visit to the museum, attend classes or lectures or to find out more about upcoming events, please see listings below, or contact the museum at 432 729 4362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using Carl Andre’s permanent installation at Chinati as an entry point, area students enrolled in their school’s junior and senior high art classes will create their own poems and artwork to be exhibited at Chinati’s annual Community Day on Sunday, April 19, 2015.
All students ages 4 – 13 are invited to Chinati’s free annual spring classes for young artists.
Our annual, day-long celebration for our West Texas friends and neighbors. Public viewing of the museum’s collection, gallery talks, a student exhibition opening, community dinner in the Arena, and live entertainment by Mariachi Alegre, of El Paso.
Free summer art classes at Chinati from June 1 to July 3, 2015. Classes are in collaboration with Marfa ISD’s “Summer Shake Up” Enrichment Program.
San Antonio-based Entreflamenco presents a week-long program including youth workshops in flamenco history, percussion and dance; a community demonstration with instruction for all ages; and a full-length production of traditional flamenco song and dance featuring original choreography, costumes, and set design. All events are free.
Ft. Davis based historian Lonn Taylor presents “The Big Bend: 500 years in 7 Characters and 50 Minutes,” his lecture on the history of the Big Bend.
Experience Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 outdoor works in concrete at daybreak. Free admission for museum members and tri-county area residents.
Educational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Elke and Wilhelm Hoppe Endowment, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Charles Engelhard Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, the George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, Moody Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation, the Trull Foundation, and Cowles Charitable Trust. Chinati also acknowledges the generous financial support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.