Annie Ochmanek speaking about Donald Judd’s untitled (U Channel and V Channel) works, the Ice Plant, Chinati Weekend 2016

Chinati Weekend 2017: Talks and Film

Please join us for Chinati Weekend, Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017. The museum will host a film and talks over the weekend, open to the public and free of charge.

During Chinati Weekend, the Chinati Foundation will inaugurate a large new multicolored wall painting by Bridget Riley, conceived specifically for the museum’s special exhibition building. The work will open to the public on Saturday and Sunday morning, October 7 and 8, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

On Saturday afternoon at the Crowley Theater, Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at The University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the work of Bridget Riley. His talk begins at 3:30 PM.  Click here to go to the live streaming page for Shiff’s talk.

On Sunday at 11:00 AM, Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, will speak at the site of Riley’s new work in the special exhibition gallery on the Chinati campus.

A new film featuring Bridget Riley in conversation with author Michael Bracewell will show that afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Crowley Theater.

Reservations are not required for the talks or the film.

For more information about Chinati Weekend or to buy benefit dinner tickets, please contact Chinati at (432) 729-4362 or visit