The master plan describes Chinati’s past, surveys its present, and establishes guidelines—both practical and philosophical—for its future. The plan is meant to be a practical document. It outlines a course of action over the next five to fifteen years and beyond while allowing for variability, new opportunities, and unforeseen developments. The plan is not a set of directives but rather represents a deeply considered effort to understand Judd’s intentions for Chinati and the best ways to continue to build on them. It prioritizes restraint and preservation while addressing current conditions and envisioning expanded possibilities for the appreciation of the art collection and programs. As decisions are made and implementation priorities change, the master plan will need to be updated to reflect progress that has been made and insights gained. The plan should be revisited by staff annually, and reassessed after five years.