Central Marfa Historic District, Including Donald Judd’s Buildings, Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places

The Central Marfa Historic District, including eleven buildings preserved and repurposed by the artist Donald Judd, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

John Chamberlain Building Reopening

Chinati will mark the reopening of the John Chamberlain Building with a day-long community celebration on April 30, 2022. Admission to the John Chamberlain Building will be free to visitors on that day and for the remainder of 2022.

January Family Day

Welcome in the new year with a day of family friendly art making at the Chinati Foundation! Join our educators on Saturday, January 29th, from 9am to 12pm, for a free Chinati sketch crawl.

2022 Artists in Residence

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Artists in Residence and look forward to their perspectives on Chinati's art, architecture and land:

Chinati Reopens Collection Tours

Chinati is pleased to offer docent-led tours of the full collection and special exhibitions for the first time since March 2020. We look forward to welcoming visitors back indoors.

Chinati Weekend 2021 in Review

Thanks to all who joined us in person and remotely for the 34th annual Chinati Weekend Open House celebration. We are grateful to the friends, neighbors, and sponsors who made this weekend possible. Please enjoy these highlights from the weekend's program!

David Dove - Performance: Chinati Weekend 2021

Saturday, October 9, from 10am - 2pm

A site-specific performance by nine musicians, scored by David Dove and commissioned by the Chinati Foundation with special permission from the Estate of Dan Flavin.

Chinati Weekend Open House 2021

October 8 - 10, 2021 in Marfa, Texas

The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati invites you to its 34th annual Chinati Weekend Open House for an in-person gathering in Marfa, Texas. Starting the evening of Friday, October 8 in downtown Marfa and ending Sunday, October 10, the program will celebrate being back on the museum grounds with free open house viewing of the collection, new exhibitions, and a series of public programs and events.

July Family Days

Calling all tri-county families! Starting Saturday, July 10, the Chinati Foundation invites local families to free workshops at the museum. Occurring from 8-11am Saturday mornings on Chinati’s grounds, participants will explore selections from the museum’s collection, engage in artmaking experiences, and meet fellow Big Bend residents.

Chamberlain restoration begins, $1.25M grant from #StartSmall

The Chinati Foundation is proud to announce that it has begun restoration on its John Chamberlain Building and received a $1,250,000 grant from #StartSmall.

Chinati Archives Project Complete

Through this work, Chinati affirms a commitment to research and scholarship that is core to our mission.

Chinati Weathers the Cold

Electricity returned to Chinati after a four-day outage brought on by extreme cold temperatures, left many across Texas without power.