Dan Flavin, untitled (Marfa project), 1996. Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo by Alex Marks at Chinati Weekned, 2019. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Chinati Weekend To Be Held Online

October 9–11, 2020

The Chinati Foundation will host this year’s Chinati Weekend and Made in Marfa events entirely online. This will be the most accessible Chinati Weekend to date.

For a full schedule click here.

Experience favorite aspects of the museum and Marfa, while staying safe at home.

While Chinati continues to take its civic responsibility seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are elevated by the opportunity to present a range of Chinati Weekend programming, conceived specifically to be experienced online. Enjoy collection tours, talks, music, and performances. Mark the 20th anniversary of the public inauguration of Dan Flavin’s luminous-with-fluorescence permanent installation at Chinati. Visit local makers, purveyors, canteens, and community spaces by way of Made in Marfa, virtually. Delve into material excavated from our archive and gather around a virtual bonfire to garner history and lore of past weekends.

This year, the Chinati Foundation is keeping the spirit but moving the destination of the museum’s biggest public program. Over the course of three days—starting Friday, October 9 and continuing through Sunday, October 11—the museum’s website will be a portal for content and programs inspired by a traditional Chinati Weekend.

The Chinati Weekend tradition was inaugurated in 1987 by the museum’s founder, artist Donald Judd, as a means to bring together Chinati’s local, national, and international communities. More than thirty years later, the October weekend has grown to be Chinati’s most important annual event and a much-anticipated cultural celebration for the West Texas region, bringing scores of visitors to Marfa for a weekend of free public programs. Celebrating this significant gathering online enables greater participation for those interested in this unique art space and resilient community—without making the physical journey to Marfa.

Chinati Weekend is made possible through the generous support of our friends and donors. Celebrate Chinati Weekend at home and purchase a special edition with some Marfa flavor. Click here.