Galleries & Artists
7 / CODY BARBER 610 S . Mesa St codybarber . work Hours : Thu-Sun 12-6 PM or by appointment
8 / CRAIG VINCENT SCHOWENGERDT 108 E . El Paso Street / 917.757.0798 / cvschowengerdt @ gmail . com Sculpture art in Lewis Saul Building . Instagram : @ cvssculpture . Call to view .
Marfa ( pop . 1,750 )
Situated on the lonely high plains of the Marfa Plateau , this ethereal town invites long thoughts and contemplative meditations about the bare essence of things . Several roadside attractions are worthy of a stop , including the oversize cutouts of characters from the movie Giant , filmed in Marfa in the 1950s . The exhibit is located seven miles west of town on the northside of Highway 90 . But what really ignites the Marfa vibe , is the local interest in minimalist architectural art , thanks to the influence of the Chinati and Judd Foundations and their many exhibits and events . A walk around town showcases striking historic architecture with shops and galleries hosting local talent . From music and art festivals to speaker series , a multitude of annual events provides opportunities for visitors to get a taste of Marfa ’ s fuss free style . Prada Marfa is the permanent art installation of a Prada store façade , located west of Marfa near the small town of Valentine ( pop . 67 ). Valentine is home to several artists and seasonal pop-up art stands of its own . It ’ s famous for its Post Office cancellation stamp , available each year from February 1 to March 14 , featuring the artwork of a local artist .
1 / ARBER & SON EDITIONS 128 E . El Paso St . / 432.729.3981 30x30cmproject . com Tamarind Master Printer , Robert Arber has produced limited edition lithographs and woodcuts for numerous internationally known artists including Donald Judd , Bruce Nauman , John Baldessari , Ilya Kabakov , Richard Prince , Al Taylor and David Rabinowitch . Call for an appointment .
2 / AYN FOUNDATION ( DAS MAXIMUM ) BRITE BLDG . / 107-109 N . Highland Ave . / 432.729.3315 / www . aynfoundation . com Presenting “ Last Supper ” by Andy Warhol and “ September Eleven ” by Maria Zerres . Open weekends .
3 / BALLROOM MARFA 108 E . San Antonio / 432.729.3600 / ballroommarfa . org Ballroom Marfa is a non-profit cultural space dedicated to presenting leading and cutting-edge artists working in the visual arts , performance , film , and music . Ballroom Marfa seeks to commission extraordinary work that is both sitespecific and site-inspired ; to enable profound cultural happenings ; and to share the creative landscape of the Big Bend with a diversity of musicians and artists . Open Thursday - Saturday Noon-6pm .
Photogrphy by Brenda Ladd
4 / BLACKWELL SCHOOL ALLIANCE 501 South Abbott Street / theblackwellschool . org Hours : Every Saturday 10AM to 4PM A former segregated school that served Mexican- American children from 1889 to 1965 in Marfa . A dedicated group of former students turned the original school house into a museum .
5 / BROTHERS ART MARFA 208 W . Texas St . / 210.379.8743 christa @ brothersartmarfa . com BROTHERS ART MARFA is an artist run studio and gallery and is located in a century old adobe right in the center of Marfa . The gallery presents contemporary art work from international , national , and Marfa artists with an emphasis on supporting creative spirits and on providing a welcoming atmosphere .
6 / CHINATI FOUNDATION 1 Cavalry Row / 432.729.4362 / chinati . org Chinati is an internationally known contemporary art museum founded by minimalist artist Donald Judd . It exhibits large scale installations by a limited number of artists on the grounds of Fort D . A . Russell and in buildings in the town of Marfa . Chinati features paintings , sculptures , poems , installations , drawings and other works by renowned artists Donald Judd , John Chamberlain , Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen , Dan Flavin , Ilya Kabakov , Roni Horn and many more . Self-guided tours open Thursday-Friday-Saturday . Reservations required .
9 / GRETCHEN LEE COLES 109 North Highland Avenue in the Brite Building behind Ayn Foundation and Andy Warhol Gallery . Best after dark . Studio window installation in the alley between Oak Street and Texas Street . Window installation viewable 24 hours a day .
10 / ETHERINGTON FINE ART 124 E . El Paso Street / 508.221.1053 Artists represented include minimalist and otherwise . Open Thursday to Sunday 12-3 pm and by appointment .
11 / EUGENE BINDER GALLERY 218 N . Highland Street / 432.729.3900 / eugenebinder @ gmail . com / eugenebinder . com Contemporary art gallery . Call for exhibition hours .
12 / EXHIBITIONS 2D 400 S . Highland Ave . Instagram : @ exhibitions2d / www . exhibitions2d . com Continuing , rotating exhibits of work by ten artists from across the U . S . with an emphasis on reductive and minimal drawing and sculpture . By advance appointment . To schedule please message on Instagram or email : x2dmarfa @ gmail . com .
13 / FIELDWORK : MARFA fieldworkmarfa . org / info @ fieldworkmarfa . org Fieldwork : Marfa is an international research program run by Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes / HEAD Genéve . Consult website for featured artist listings .
14 / GARZA MARFA 103 North Nevill Street / 432.729.1946 / info @ garzamarfa . com / @ garzamarfa on Instagram ; www . garzamarfa . com Furniture , Textiles , Design . Open Friday & Saturday 1PM to 5PM and during festivals , holidays , and by appointment .
15 / GREASEWOOD GALLERY AT THE HOTEL PAISANO 207 North Highland / 432.729.4134 / www . hotelpaisano . com Located in the historic Hotel Paisano , the gallery features regional artists in varied media . Multiple shows are hosted each year . Check the website for details . Open Monday-Saturday 8AM to 8PM and Sunday 8AM to 6PM .
16 / BUILDING 98 “ HACIENDA DEL ARCON ” 705 W . Bonnie St ., Building 98 / 432.729.4826 / internationalwomansfoundation . org Headquarters for the International Woman ’ s Foundation , Hacienda del Arcon is a premier training center for artistic development and healthful aging . The former Officers Club and BOQ of Fort D . A . Russell , Building 98 , is a venue for artist presentations , showings and special events . Building 98 includes High Plateau and Marfa Collective . Murals painted by WWII German POWs depict scenes of the Chihuahuan Desert . Tours are by appointment only . Hours : Thursday - Saturday 1:30 to 5:30 PM .
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