^ Judd Sculpture, Chinati Foundation
Since Marfa is a relatively small and walkable city, a conference hotel has not been specified. Please make your reservations as soon as possible if you plan to attend the meeting; below is a list of accommodations in Marfa proper.
Arcon Inn Bed & Breakfast
215 N. Austin Street
207 N. Highland
The Quarters Bed & Breakfast
214 E. Lincoln
701 W. San Antonio
Thursday, October 20
Friday, October 21
- 10:00-11:30 Marfa National Bank (alternating) -- At the Marfa National Bank, Judd kept a series of offices upstairs. He devoted one office to one project, all along the second floor of the building. Much of the furniture in the bank is of Judd's design, but many pieces from of his design and art collection are installed as well.
- 10:00-11:30 Presidio County Court House (alternating) -- Built in 1886, and restored to its full glory in 2003, it is an example of Second Empire style, with projecting surfaces and Mansard-style roofs that were in fashion in Europe in the mid-19th century. Take the elevator and stairs to the cupola and enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the Marfa Plateau and nearby Davis Mountains.
- 11:30-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
- 1:00-5:00 Downtown Marfa (on your own): Marfa Book Company (includes gallery), Marfa Studio of the Arts, exhibitions 2d, The Ballroom, etc.
- 1:30-3:00 Judd Library Project: Core Group
- 5:30-6:45 Hotel Limpia, group dinner
- 7:15-10:00 McDonald Observatory , Ft. Davis
Saturday, October 22
- 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00 Chinati Foundation, Permanent Collection , with lunch on your own from 12:00-2:00
- 4:30-5:30 La Mansana, private access -- La Mansana de Chinati, or as it was commonly called, the Block: Donald Judd's private residence, and a centerpiece of the Judd Foundation's holdings in Marfa. La Mansana is a complex of buildings where Judd fused his art with areas for living, entertaining, work, and study. The East and West Buildings house an impressive permanent installation of the artist's early work from 1962 through 1970. Within this compound Donald Judd's influence in architecture, furniture, and art come together in a most meaningful and personal way.
- 7:00-9:00 Jett’s Grill, Hotel Paisano; Chapter dinner
Sunday, October 23
- 9:00-11:30 Chapter business meeting, Austin Street Cafe
- 11:30-1:30 Lunch and Tour of Austin Street Cafe -- Soups, sweets and more in a restored adobe house (former Judd residence) on a tree-lined residential street.
- 2:00-3:00 Martha Hughes Studio tour
- 3:00-4:00 Mayor's House tour
- 4:30-6:00 Building 98 tour/closing reception -- Added in 2004 to the National Register of Historic Places, Building 98 at Fort D.A. Russell is the site where German POWs painted murals while interred there during WWII.
- 6:30-7:30 Pizza Foundation , group dinner
- 8:00-9:00 Marfa Lights -- Apache legends say the lights are the spirit of Chief Alsate, condemned to wander the area after he offended a tribal God. Early settlers thought they were the lanterns of a family that got lost in the 1850's. Let us hope we neither offend nor lose our way during our meeting’s final outing.
Monday, October 24