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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 […]

Sat 12 Oct, 2013

Chinati Open House lectures

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: free

1pm Donald Judd; Printmaker;  Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation 2:30pm On Albrecht Durer (1471-1528); Francesca Consagra, Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings and European Paintings, Blanton Museum of Art 4pm Preview / Review; Artists Robert Irwin and Zoe Leonard discuss new work for Chinati, with Lynn Cooke and Rob Weiner

Fri 11 Oct, midnight & Sat 12 Oct, midday

(Annex) Sasha Pirker film screenings

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: Free

Sasha Pirker, current artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation, will be screening her experimental film works.  Sasha’s work for film engages the relationship between architecture and a sense of place.

Wed 9 Oct, 2013; 8pm

(Annex) Autre Ne Veut

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: $5

Pitchfork describes this one-man act as someone who “shares qualities and a scene with acts like How to Dress Well, Games, and soul-aspiring indie bands from Bon Iver to Yeasayer … but Autre Ne Veut has something special.  For one thing, every song on his self-titled debut is a marvel, each in its own way.  […]

Sat 5 Oct; 6pm

(Annex) Lannan Reading

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

Admission: free

Nick Turse; political essayist and author

Friday 4 October; 9:30am - 6pm

(Annex) Border Studies and the Limits of Things

Presented By: Fieldwork Marfa

Admission: free

The second annual meeting of Fieldwork Marfa

Sat 28 Sep; 6pm

(Annex) Reading: Bill Johnston

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

Admission: free

Widely admired Polish translator Bill Johnston will be joining us for a reading from his work which includes translations for the novels of Magdalena Tulli, Anderjez Stasiuk,  Stefan Żeromski,  Wiesław Myśliwski, and many others. In addition to many other honors, Johnston has been recently awarded the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book award […]

Sat 21 Sep, 2013; 6pm

(Annex) Lannan Reading: Joanna Klink

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

Admission: free

Award winning poet Joanna Klink will be reading from her work.  Her most recent books are “Circadian” and “Raptus”, both published by Penguin. You can read her poem Auroras here.

Sat 14 Sep, 2013; 6pm

(Annex) Lecture: Michael Corris of The Dallas Collective

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: free

Ballroom Marfa is pleased to present a lecture by Michael Corris of The Dallas Collective, creators of Open Studio: Every Person is a Special Kind of Artist, with Baggage, a Texas Biennial Commissioned Project on display at Ballroom Marfa, Sep 14 – Nov 9, 2013

Wed 21 Aug, 6pm

(Annex) Artist’s Talk: Jered Sprecher

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: Free

Chinati Foundation Artist-in-Residence Jered Sprecher will talk about his work.  He describes himself as a “hunter, gatherer” in relation to the visual world.  In his own words, “My work is based in an eclectic aesthetic.  My paintings extract elements from the high and low of visual culture.  This culture and crush of images is in […]

Saturday 10 August 2013; 8pm

24 Hour Plays

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: free

A Marfa tradition lives on!  Open call for anyone wanting to write, direct, act.  You will have 24 hours in which to get your production together, at the end of which all plays are performed.  It’s a classic.  Watch local media for the call-to-entry.

August 8-10, 2013

Texas Lyceum: Marfa, Happening!

Presented By: The Texas Lyceum

The Texas Lyceum group will bring its members to Marfa for a weekend of private meetings and events, including two forums and a film presentation on Friday morning in the Theater.