Building of the Day
Building of the Day: La Mansana de Chinati


Center for Architecture

Tuesday, Oct. 20
1:00pm – 2:00pm


This event is part of the Archtober’s virtual Travel To series. Travel To seeks to highlight iconic architecture and historically significant sites across the United States. Join us as curators, preservationists, historians (and more!) bring these places and spaces alive in the comfort of your home.

Join us for a virtual tour of La Mansana de Chinati with the Judd Foundation.

Judd Foundation maintains and preserves Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. The Foundation promotes a wider understanding of Judd’s artistic legacy by providing access to these spaces and resources and by developing scholarly and educational programs.

La Mansana de Chinati, Judd’s residence and studio in Marfa, informally known as “The Block,” is the site of some of the artist’s first large-scale architectural projects. In 1973 and 1974, Judd purchased a complex of buildings located in downtown Marfa including two large hangars and a two-story house. These buildings were renovated by Judd as the location of some of the first permanent installations of his art in Marfa. The spaces include furniture designed by Judd for interior and exterior spaces as well his personal library, which houses his collection of over 13,000 volumes.

Caitlin Murray, Director of Archives and Programs, will lead the online walkthrough.

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