Sunday. Very bored young man at desk. Sent to look at concrete blocks! My wife appreciated. I didn't!
We went on the two hour tour not really knowing what to expect. I wouldn't say that I am a modern art enthusiast but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the artwork.
Glad it was free this weekend... I would classify it as overrated. Normally it would be $25 per person, but this was the Open House weekend. Was ok, if you could cram several buildings, unmarked, into just a few hours.
Great guide, interesting artist with a well presented tour of artist's works and living arrangements. Well Done
We went to Marfa to see the Judd works and the Chinati Foundation, which has a lot of his sculpture and other works. The site is an abandoned army fort from the early 20th century, and I would recommend the polished aluminum squares, in two buildings that were once arsenals.There is a lot of art here, including Judd's early stuff, John Chamberlain, and Dan Flavin's light art.There are also outdoor pieces, including concrete pieces by Judd and a sculpture by Oldenburg.The main problem is that you cannot take pictures, except out of doors, so that they can sell their catalog, which we bought.
You must walk between in installation wear tennis shoes There is a new installation open in 2015 down the road. We visited it while it was in the works and can't wait to go back
Taking the whole day tour is a good choice This is a good way to find out about all that Marfa offers while seeing abstract art. FYI this is probably not a good family or kid tour. Kids will have a hard time staying engaged.
I stopped by in the afternoon for a visit. The building tours had ended, and got a very definite cold shoulder from the folks in the visitors center. Only the outdoor concrete installation art was open, and the harsh afternoon light really doesn't do it justice. I hope I would have had a better experience had I gone in the morning.
Self-guided walk through the untitled works in Concrete is fabulous. You really get the drama when you can walk between them, etc. Much recommended.
There are indoor and outdoor installations of Donald Judd and indoor installations of Dan Flavin and other important contemporaries like Claus Oldenburg. You can see them all via guided tours at 9am and 11am. Be aware that the Foundation is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.