Become a member

Community is an essential part of Chinati. Donald Judd opened the museum in 1986 for everyone. It is in this spirit that Chinati invites you to become a member. The museum relies on your support to ensure that Chinati’s mission and Judd’s vision for Chinati continue. Thank you!

All Chinati Members receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to the museum, including public full collection tours, public selections tours, and self-guided viewing (reservations encouraged for public tours).
  • Chinati member T-shirt (one per membership).
  • 10% discount in the museum bookstore and online store.
  • A copy of Chinati’s annual newsletter.
  • Recognition in the annual newsletter.
  • Invitations to special events and programs.
  • 20% discount on two Chinati Weekend Benefit Dinner tickets (reservations required).

Individual and Dual Membership

$60 Individual

Membership benefits for one individual.

$48 is tax deductible.

$100 Dual

Membership benefits for two individuals.

$88 is tax deductible.

Supporter and Contributor
 Membership

All Chinati members at the Supporter level and higher receive free admission and discounts at more than 90 partner museums through the Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Membership and Texas Reciprocal Membership programs.

$250 Supporter


All Dual benefits plus:
Half-price public tour admission for two guests.
Free admission and discounts at more than 90 partner museums.

$238 is tax deductible.

$500 Contributor


All Supporter benefits plus:
A copy of Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd signed by Marianne Stockebrand, author and director emerita (limit one per family/address/household).

$423 is tax deductible.

Sustaining and Benefactor Membership

All Chinati members at the Sustaining level and above receive an exclusive limited edition artwork by Sarah McEneaney or Rosa Barba.

$1,200 Sustaining

All Contributor benefits plus:
Complimentary admission to the museum for four.
Limited-edition print by an internationally recognized artist created especially for Chinati.

$1,023 is tax deductible.

$2,500 Benefactor

All Sustaining benefits plus:
Private sunrise or sunset tour for four.

$2,323 is tax deductible.

Donor Groups

Donor Groups provide crucial operating support for the museum’s programs and the preservation of the permanent collection.

$1,400 Chinati Contemporary Council

All Sustaining benefits plus:
Invitation to CCC member events in Marfa and around the world.
Personalized travel assistance to Marfa and Chinati for members and their guests.

$1,223 is tax deductible.

$5,000 Friends of Chinati

All Benefactor benefits plus:
Private sunrise or sunset tour for four with Chinati’s director.
Complimentary admission to the museum for six.
Invitation to cocktail party during Chinati Weekend.
20% discount on four Chinati Weekend Benefit Dinner tickets (reservations required).

$4,823 is tax deductible.

$10,000 Patron

All Friends benefits plus:
Private tour for four with Chinati’s director.
Discount on rental of the Arena for a special event.

$9,823 is tax deductible.

Special Membership Categories

Available for students, educators, seniors and artists.

$50 Student / Senior / Artist / Educator

Membership benefits for one individual.
Applicants to provide current and valid documentation, including a full-time student ID, proof of age over 65, an artist CV, or professional ID.

$38 is tax deductible.