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Sat 28 Dec, 2013; 8pm

Sounds Modern: the music of Morton Feldman

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: free

Sounds Modern, conceived by virtuoso flutist Elizabeth McNutt, presents concerts featuring innovative modern music in collaboration with the Modern Art Museum of Ft Worth.  For this event, part of the CHIANTI PRESENTS series, Sounds Modern will perform music by Morton Feldman.  CHINATI PRESENTS is a series of performances and presentations held throughout the year that […]

Sat 14 Dec; 6pm

(Annex) Lannan Reading

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

Admission: free

Sat 7 Dec; 6pm

(Annex) Lannan Reading

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

Admission: free

Fri 6 Dec, 7:30pm

(Annex) Lecture on the politics of Afghanistan

Admission: free

Eddie Bloom, who is with US Aid, will talk about the politics of Afghanistan, where he has lived for many years.  He will also talk about carpet-making in the area, the origins of the designs, etc

Fri 29 Nov; 8pm

Roni Horn reads “Saying Water”

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: free

As part of the Chinati Presents series, the museum will host a reading by artist Roni Horn of Saying Water.  This takes place in conjunction with Marfa Book Company and the Lannan Foundation, who will present an exhibition of Still Water, Horn’s series of photographs, at the bookstore gallery.

Sat 23 Nov, 7pm

The Big Bend Film

Admission: Free

Bob and Lynda McKnight cordially invite everyone to the premiere of this film by John Tilley.  Visit the National Park, view beautiful landscapes, historical and cultural snapshots, cattle drives, roundups, rodeo and the Rio Grande River.

Friday 22 Nov, 6pm

(Annex) Reading & Lecture: Clark Coolidge

Presented By: Chinati Foundation & Marfa Book Co

Admission: Free

Chianti Foundation and Marfa Books Company present: Clark Coolidge.  For over fifty years Clark Coolidge has been publishing books that have challenged and even perhaps changed our ideas of what the poem is.  Working in an experimental tradition that would include Gertrude Stein, Louis Zukofsky and Jack Kerouac, Coolidge’s work is always attuned to the […]

Sat 16 Nov, 2013; 8pm

The Marfa Triptych: Country Jamboree

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: see Ballroom Marfa website for ticket prices

The Marfa Triptych is three portraits of West Texas as envisioned by Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds.  The first installment, premiering this November, is an instrumental suite for 13 players, described by Reynolds as “classic instrumental country meets Western soundtrack meets power jazz rhythm section.”  This performance includes contributions from veteran musician Redd Volkaert and emerging […]

Sat 16 Nov; 6pm

(Annex) Lannan Reading

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

Admission: free

G C Waldrep, poet and anthologist

Friday 8 Nov, 8pm

From Marfa to Ireland

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free

An evening with local and international guests including Kate O’Toole, Jo Harvey Allen, Harry Hudson and more, presenting their favorite poetry and prose

Sun 3 Nov, 8pm

(Annex) Laura Marling

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: $5

Laura Marling is an English folk musician who won Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and was nominated for the same award again the following year.  She is touring in support of her latest record, Once I Was An Eagle, which Pitchfork called “a vigorously polished, hard-won achievement”.

Nov 1-2, 2013

Design Marfa

Presented By: Design Marfa

Admission: see Design Marfa website for ticket costs

The second Marfa Architecture & Design Symposium explores the art of desert living in Marfa.  Speakers will showcase the creativity, imagination and restoration that desert living can require.  The weekend includes lectures and home visits. Friday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Considering Climate and Culture: Gary Cunningham Case Study – They Said It […]

Sat 19 Oct, 6:30pm

A Survey of Open Space

Presented By: Marfa100

Admission: Free

In this documentary, made in 2013 and directed by Peat Duggins, a pair of urbanites set out on a 4000-mile cross-continental bicycle ride in search of the last wild place in America, to their dismay, they get exactly what they asked for.

Sat 19 Oct; 6pm

(Annex) Lannan Reading

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

Admission: free

Allana Mitchell, environmental activist, writer

Tues 15 Oct, 7:30pm

(Annex) Sign Painters

Presented By: CineMarfa

Admission: free

Join CineMarfa as they welcome film-makers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, and show their award-winning documentary. There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint.  But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by […]