Art in the HEART of Texas
Donald Judd, 15 Untitled Works in Concrete, 1980-1984, detail. Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas.
El Paso & Marfa, Texas
January 19th - 22nd, 2017
Marfa, Texas, is not in the middle of nowhere. It’s at the far edge of nowhere, and that is to say it's magic. In 1971, the renowned minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa from New York City with the intention of installing his art. Since Judd's death in 1994, two organizations have been working to maintain his legacy: The Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation. The Chinati Foundation now occupies more than 10 buildings and has on permanent exhibit work by such artists as John Chamberlain and Dan Flavin. Added to these attractions is the brand new, 10,000-square-foot permanent installation by artist Robert Irwin.
The newly opened and luxurious Hotel Saint George, aptly designed in a minimalist spirit, will be home base for three nights as we explore the outsized artistic community in this still remote West Texas town.
We'll fly in and out of El Paso, Texas, spending a day exploring highlights of this city's storied history, from adobe pueblos and historic missions to vibrant modern art and architecture.