In 1986, the artist Donald Judd (1928 – 1994) established The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati in Marfa, Texas, as a site for the permanent installation of large-scale works of art. It was Judd’s goal to bring art, architecture, and land together to form a coherent whole, and for a select group of artists to present work according to their own intentions.

As an artist-created and artist-centered foundation, Chinati’s mission is to care for its collection and present it to a broad public; to build community and support artists through public programs, artist residencies, educational activities, and exhibitions; and to steward the architecture and the land that Judd conceived as integral to Chinati.

Guided tours are the best way to see Chinati’s collection. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged.

Hours and guided tour times are seasonal. See our hours & locations page and reservation calendar for up-to-date information.

Guided tours are free for Chinati members, children under 17, active military, and tri-county residents (Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio).