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.
This year Chinati is partnering with the Presidio County 4H Art project. 4H members meet bi-monthly on the Chinati campus to experience the collection in a comfortable convivial atmosphere.
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 celebration with West Texas friends and neighbors. This year’s event will include a gallery talk by associate director Rob Weiner on Larry Bell’s 6×6 an improvisation and an exhibition and presentation by area high school students participating in our teen program.
The Chinati Foundation will host artist Ross Cashiola for a two-day workshop for adults on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015. The class takes place at the Chinati ArtLab, located on the museum grounds, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day. Evening classes will continue for the two weeks, the following Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 5, 7, 12 and 14 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
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.
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 Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, and Cowles Charitable Trust. Chinati also acknowledges the generous financial support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.