Chinati Summer Shake-Up 2020

This summer, the Chinati Foundation will offer free online art projects for young artists near and far. We'll focus on the process of making art every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as part of this year's Summer Shake Up.

Artillery Shed Renovation

This post features a small collection of images documenting the south artillery shed and the construction of its roof in 1983.

Concrete Works: Installation

This post features rarely-seen contact sheet images from the early 1980s that document the installation of the concrete works

Cavalry at Camp Marfa, Part 1

This post features the first of two series of images shot by Sergeant Bernard Langhoop documenting life at Camp Marfa in 1927.

Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Mock-up

These images show the 1988 installation of a plywood mock-up for  Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's  Monument to the Last Horse, a work permanently installed at Chinati in 1991.

Judd retrospective opens at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

March 1–July 11, 2020

Judd, the first US retrospective of Donald Judd’s work in over thirty years, brings together sculpture, painting, drawing, and rarely seen works from throughout his career to survey the complete evolution of the artist’s remarkable vision.

Chinati loans horizontal wall work, or "progression," to MoMA for Judd retrospective

From March 1–July 11, 2020, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will host a retrospective of the work of Donald Judd. The Chinati Foundation has loaned a horizontal wall work, also known as a "progression," from our permanent collection for this important exhibition.

New Publication—Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd, Second Edition

A comprehensive history of the museum and catalogue of the collection, this book is the only volume dedicated to the Chinati Foundation.

Sunset at Chinati

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Chinati Foundation invites everyone to a special sunset viewing of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 freestanding works in concrete as well as Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk) from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Paint Making

The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host Marfa artist Nick Terry for a free paint-making workshop from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, January 18. This introductory workshop provides participants with the skills, materials and knowledge to make water-based paints. They'll also gain an understanding of this versatile and timeless media.

Longform Workshops

How did we get here? And what is important? These are big and lofty questions, central questions for any artist, and they are questions that have been plumbed by students who’ve participated in the sustained projects that have grown from Chinati’s ongoing and rich partnership with Marfa ISD. The Longform Workshop allows the student to think about a topic over an extended period of time. Out of town visits, guest speakers and an emphasis on critical thinking are all hallmarks of these programs, which can span several days or several months. The workshops described below originally incorporated multiple visits to Marfa ISD by Chinati educators, various visits by students to the museum and different trips to cultural sites and museums in other cities. In our experience with working with out of town districts we’ve found that many of them can be executed remotely, abridged or adapted into shorter programs.

Seeing Light and Space

With an emphasis on the works of Dan Flavin and Robert Irwin, Seeing Light and Seeing Space center on the importance of making time to actively see. The Flavin and Irwin workshops offer opportunities to notice and take account of the presence of light. Visiting students are asked to look for elements within the work that a casual observer might miss. Where does an artwork involving light begin and end? How much does the environment play a role in what is seen? Where is the art, exactly? And what is it?