Judd Foundation maintains, preserves & provides access to the permanently installed spaces & archives of artist Donald Judd in New York & Marfa, TX.
From December of 1946 to November of 1947, Donald Judd served in the United States Army in the Army Corps of Engineers. While stationed in Korea, Judd supervised the construction of prefabricated buildings, a position that propelled his interest in architecture. In 1968, Judd purchased 101 Spring Street, a five-story cast-iron building built in 1870, the first place where Judd installed his work and the work of other artists permanently. By 1974, Judd purchased what remained of a former Army compound between Marfa’s main highway and the Southern Pacific Railroad Track, referring to this space as both The Block, as the property takes up a whole city block, and La Mansana de Chinati, in reference to the Chinati Mountains south of Marfa.⠀ ⠀ Guided visits in Marfa will be available daily through the weekend, and closed Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day. The New York offices and guided visits of 101 Spring Street will close Saturday, May 25 and reopen on Tuesday,
Judd Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Star Party at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block this Sunday, May 26. The event is free and open to the public. Join us for open hours of The Block from 7:30-9:00pm and star viewing with the Big Bend Astronomers Club from 10:00-11:30pm. Wienertown will be onsite serving up their signature hot dogs and snowballs for free from 7:30-10:00pm, or until they run out. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, flashlights, picnics, and binoculars/observational equipment. Food and drink are welcome. No pets allowed. The star viewing is kindly organized by Allen and Peggy Gilchrist and friends at the Big Bend Astronomers Club. For more information please visit our website.⠀ ⠀ #juddfoundation #marfa⠀ ⠀ Image: @alexmarksphoto
Judd Foundation is pleased to offer a series of monthly Drawing Sessions at 101 Spring Street. The 90-minute sessions bring the practice of sketching back into Donald Judd’s studio with each drawing session held on one floor of the building. Tickets can be purchased through our New York calendar and have been released through the summer—Wednesday, May 29; Wednesday, June 12; Wednesday, July 17; and Wednesday, August 21. ⠀ ⠀ #donaldjudd #juddfoundation
“Don said that he wanted to make art that was ’everything at once,’ understandable in some sense at a glance. Not that you were finished with it in a second, but that you understood that it contained no internal contradictions and it was open to possibility.” – @flavinjudd, Artistic Director of Judd Foundation and curator of the current exhibition at @thaddaeusropac in Paris. On view through June 15, 2019. #donaldjudd Image: Thomas Lannes, courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Judd Foundation invites you to join us tomorrow evening in Marfa. Architect Kristin Bonkemeyer, landscape designer Jim Martinez, and artist Nick Terry will be in conversation on the gardens at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block as related to the architectural drawings by Lauretta Vinciarelli on view in New York. The talk is at the Crowley Theater at 6:00pm, and is free and open to the public. #juddfoundation #marfa Image: Lauretta Vinciarelli, [Water enclosure in landscape], 1986. Watercolor on paper. 22.13 x 29.88 inches (56.2 x 75.9 cm)
Judd Foundation invites you to join us today at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block for Open Hours from 11:00am-1:00pm in conjunction with Community Day. The event includes self-guided visits of Donald Judd’s home, studios, and libraries at The Block, and is free and open to the public. #donaldjudd #juddfoundation #marfa Image: Elizabeth Felicella + Esto of La Mansana de Chinati/The Block
regram @donaldjuddfurniture is pleased to present Stool 5 in Traffic yellow/RAL 1023 as a newly available in-stock design at the inaugural edition of Object & Thing from May 3-5, 2019. @object thing reimagines the art and design fair by bringing both disciplines together in a unified installation focused on the object. #donaldjudd #donaldjuddfurniture #object thing⠀ ⠀ Image: @william.jess.laird of Corner Chair 15 in clear anodized aluminum and Stool 5 in Traffic yellow/RAL 1023
Judd Foundation is pleased to announce Open Hours of La Mansana de Chinati/The Block in conjunction with Community Day this weekend. Join us in Marfa on Saturday, May 4 from 11:00am–1:00pm for self-guided visits of Donald Judd’s home, studios, and libraries at The Block. The event is free and open to the public.⠀ ⠀⠀ In 1973, Judd purchased a complex of buildings located in downtown Marfa, the site of some of his first large architectural projects and installations. Referred to as "The Block," it encompasses a full city block and includes two large hangars where Judd installed his art. The Block also includes a rectangular two-story house, formerly the offices of the U.S. Army’s Quartermaster Corps, that served as his Marfa residence, as well as a pool, an outdoor artwork, gardens, greenhouses, a chicken coop, a pergola, and a shed. #donaldjudd #juddfoundation #marfa⠀ ⠀ Image: Elizabeth Felicella + Esto of La Mansana de Chinati/The Block
Join us today at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block for open hours and a performance by Emily A. Sprague as part of @marfamyths. Visits are self-guided and will begin at the end of the performance. Both events are free and open to the public. Performance at 11:00am in the courtyard with open hours from 12:15-1:45pm. #juddfoundation #marfa Image: Elizabeth Felicella + Esto of La Mansana de Chinati/The Block
Judd Foundation invites you to join us this Saturday, April 27 for the Downtown Culture Walk, a self-guided walking tour presented by the SoHo Arts Network (SAN), highlighting the non-profit art spaces in the SoHo and downtown neighborhoods. The ground floor and second floor of 101 Spring Street will be open free to the public for self-guided viewing with artist guides on hand to answer questions from 12:00–5:00pm. The first floor will feature Lauretta Vinciarelli, an exhibition of works by the architect and artist. Please note the upper floors of the building will remain closed. Walkthroughs, talks, open hours, and other programming will be offered on Saturday, April 27 for free or reduced admission. #sohoartsnetwork #nyartmaps #downtownculturewalk @ny artmaps Downtown Culture Walk is supported by @artinamericamag
Judd Foundation is pleased to share that The Museum of Modern Art will present the exhibition Donald Judd from March 1 through July 11, 2020, the first major US retrospective dedicated to Judd in over three decades. Presented solely at MoMA, the exhibition will explore the remarkable vision of an artist who revolutionized the history of sculpture, highlighting the full scope of Judd’s career through some sixty works in sculpture, painting, and drawing from public and private collections in the US and abroad. Donald Judd is organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator, with Tamar Margalit, Curatorial Assistant, and Erica Cooke, Research Fellow, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.⠀ ⠀ Donald Judd will survey the evolution of Judd’s work, beginning with his paintings, reliefs, and handmade objects from the early 1960s; to the years in which he built an iconic vocabulary of works
#juddrecommends “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975" at Smithsonian American Art Museum through August 18, 2019. The exhibition, unprecedented in its historical scale and depth, brings together nearly 100 works by 58 of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period, including a poster created by Donald Judd and Julie Finch on behalf of the Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition in 1971. The content of the poster, organized thematically and in roughly chronological order, reveals the increased use of annexation and domination in wars fought by the United States of America. The series of quotes is presented without additional commentary, leaving interpretation open to the reader to discern patterns in the dialogues between speakers of different eras, ultimately revealing a complex story of continued hypocrisy and unethical use of power. #donaldjudd Image: Donald Judd and Julie Finch on behalf of the Artists'