Chinati Foundation

Chinati Master Plan Symposium

This Master Plan Symposium will present the findings and recommendations for preservation and growth of the Chinati Foundation from Boston-based firm Sasaki, and will be an opportunity for the community to learn about and discuss the future vision of the museum. RSVP required. Please email

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Katherine Hayhoe, PhD

Talking Climate: Why Facts Are NOT Enough

Join the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and friends for an evening of Enlightenment and Inspration from the Climate Evangelist Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., physicist and atomospheric scientist, and Director of the Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University.

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Judd Foundation Lecture

The lecture, led by Dr. Frances Colpitt, Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University, will examine aspects of Donald Judd’s practice as an artist and writer. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Chinati Foundation Weekend Lectures

As part of the annual Chinati Weekend, lectures will be given by artist Iman Isa and by Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain, Regents Chair in Art and Director, Center for the Study of Modernism at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Design Marfa Symposium 2015

Design Marfa presents its 3rd Symposium on architecture and design as related to high desert living. Speakers will showcase the creativity, imagination and restoration that desert living can inspire. The weekend includes lectures and home visits. Tickets go on sale June 15, 2015. Please visit the Design Marfa website for ticketing information.

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Aerial view of Fort D.A. Russell headquarters with U-shaped troop barracks in background.  Marfa, Texas circa 1931. Photographer unknown. Courtesy

Lonn Taylor Lecture: Fort D.A. Russell – America’s Last Cavalry Post

Lonn Taylor is a historian and writer who retired to Fort Davis, Texas, with his wife, Dedie, after twenty years as a historian at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. He received a BA in history and government from Texas Christian University in 1961 and did graduate work at New […]

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Lawrence Weschler: Uncanny Valley

A lecture with Lawrence Weschler on digital animation of the face.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto and Jean Arp: Lecture

The Chinati Foundation offered the oppurtunity to hear world-renowned photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto speak on his work, as well as historian Arie Gartog speak on the work of sculptor Jean Arp.

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Battle Banners: Flags of the American Revolution

A presentation of Flags of the American Revolution from Matt Walker of the Museum of the Big Bend.

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Rackstraw Downes: “I am a painter…”

A lecture by British born realist painter and author Rackstraw Downes, preceded by a potluck supper in the front of the theater.

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