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The Chinati Foundation is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. The museum's collection is housed in fifteen buildings spread over a campus of 340 acres. Works by Donald Judd are available for self-guided viewing and are also included on all guided tours. The rest of the Chinati collection is accessible by guided tour only.

Chinati is located in the arid, high Chihuahuan desert and access to the collection requires spending significant amounts of time outdoors in the sun and travelling distances from 0.5 to 1.5 miles on terrain that often includes uneven, thorny, or rock-covered ground. Please dress comfortably and sensibly for the climate and landscape.

Chinati can be challenging for people who have difficulty walking or need special assistance. Please contact the museum at visitorservice@chinati.org and we'll be happy to make arrangements as needed. Although we welcome families, the nature of the exhibitions and duration of the tours can be long for young children—please contact Visitor Services at 432.729.4362 to discuss tour options.

 
 

GUIDED TOURS: Full Collection and Selections   more 

Each tour is led by a docent whose familiarity with the collection and history of the grounds provides a uniquely informative way to visit the museum.

The tours require spending a significant amount of time outside, often in direct sun, and can cover distances of up to four miles on a combination of gravel, uneven ground, and paved walkway.

Tour space is limited. Please reserve in advance to guarantee admission. See tour selections below and reserve your ticket online here.

Full Collection Tour ($25 Adult, $10 Student)

The full collection tour includes a guided viewing of the entire Chinati collection as well as our annual special exhibit. Please plan on approximately 4 - 4 1/2 hours of viewing with a 1 1/2 - 2 hour break for lunch on your own.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm or 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Please refer to our online reservation calendar for availability and to reserve your ticket.

Selections Tour ($20 Adult, $10 Student)

The selections tour includes a guided viewing of the original artists of the Chinati Foundation: Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, and Dan Flavin. Please plan on approximately two hours of viewing.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Please refer to our online reservation calendar for availability and to reserve your ticket.

SELF-GUIDED VIEWING   more 

Currently, two of Chinati’s permanent exhibitions and one special exhibition are open for self-guided viewing at regular times each week. The rest of the permanent collection and exhibitions are available by guided tour only. All of the exhibitions listed below are also shown on the full collection tour.

Reservations are not necessary. Hours are listed below.

Donald Judd's untitled 15 works in concrete (Free Admission)

Visitors may walk the kilometer long, outdoor path and view Judd’s 15 works in concrete, free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The work is located on the main Chinati campus. Access to the work is on a rocky, uneven path approximately 1.5 miles in length, round trip. Please check in at the front office before visiting these works.

Donald Judd's untitled 100 works in mill aluminum ($10 Adult, $5 Student)

Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum may be viewed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4PM. The installation is located in the former artillery sheds on the main museum campus. Accessing the work includes travelling over some gravel and uneven terrain, covering a distance of approximate 0.5 miles. Please check in at the front office before visiting these works.

PRIVATE AND GROUP TOURS   more 

Planning a group or special visit? We offer a range of options tailored to your needs, from university visits to private tours with our trained docents. To book your special visit, please contact Visitor Services at (432) 729-4362 or visitorservice@chinati.org at least two weeks in advance to make arrangements and payment.

Group tours

All visits for groups of more than seven people must be pre-booked. Allot approximately six hours for your visit, which includes an independent two-break for lunch. Group tour space is limited and based on availability.

Private tours

Private Tour of the Collection ($500 for first 2 people, $100 for each additional person)

A private, docent-led tour of the Foundation affords privacy and flexibility in visiting Chinati at your own pace. Your group will enjoy exclusive access to the Collection at a time that is convenient for you based on availability.

Private Sunrise or Sunset Viewing ($500 for first 2 people, $100 for each additional person)

A sunrise or sunset tour of Chinati affords a two-hour viewing of Donald Judd’s untitled 100 works in mill aluminum as well as Judd’s untitled 15 works in concrete — the works most affected by the light at various times of the day. Sunrise and sunset viewing times are limited and based on availability.

 
 

RESERVATIONS

Tour space is limited and subject to change based on availability. Please reserve in advance to guarantee admission online or at 432.729.4362. If you have questions, require special assistance, or need to make changes to your reservation, please contact the museum directly at 432.729.4362 or visitorservice@chinati.org.

Tours are free to Chinati members, children and students under age 17, and residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties. Please refer to our online reservation calendar for your specific dates. All members tour Chinati at no cost. Become a member now and reserve your free tour tickets.

DIRECTIONS

For information on getting to Marfa please visit our directions page.

JUDD FOUNDATION

Judd Foundation, based in Marfa and New York City, is a repository of the private residences, studios, and holdings of Donald Judd. It is a separate organization from the Chinati Foundation, founded after the artist's death and settlement of his estate, and includes a wide selection of the artist's work. Judd Foundation's property in New York includes the former residence on 101 Spring Street in SoHo. Its property in Marfa includes La Mansana de Chinati - the Block, where Judd lived, the Bank Building, Judd's largest studio space in Marfa, and various other living and work spaces. Tours of these spaces may be arranged through the Judd Foundation's website.