Chinati Foundation


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    View of Interior
Related person
Donald Judd (artist)
Location
North and Central America->United States->Texas (TX)->Marfa
Description
"The Chinati Foundation/La FundaciĆ³n Chinati is a contemporary art museum based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd. The specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists. The Chinati Foundation is located on 340 acres of land on the site of former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa, Texas. Construction and installation at the site began in 1979 with initial assistance from the Dia Art Foundation in New York. The Chinati Foundation opened to the public in 1986 as an independent, non-profit, publicly funded institution. Fifteen concrete works by Donald Judd run along the border of Chinati's property. They were the first works to be installed at the museum and were cast and assembled on the site over a four-year period, from 1980 through 1984. The individual units that comprise each work have the same measurements of 2.5 x 2.5 x 5 meters, and are made from concrete slabs that are each 25 centimeters thick. Funding for the project was provided by the Dia Art Foundation."
Style/Period
1970s (1970 - 1979)
1980s (1980 - 1989)
Material
concrete