GALLERIES & MUSEUMS: judd foundation 104 S Highland Avenue, 432-729-4406; juddfoundation.org/marfa
For nearly 20 years, the Judd Foundation has maintained the private residences and studios of iconic artist Donald Judd. Visitors can take guided tours of these spaces to explore the artist’s life, work, and legacy. exhibitions 2d 400 S Highland Avenue, 432-729-1910; exhibitions2d.com
Housed in a private home-turned-gallery space, Exhibitions 2d showcases works by an enviable roster of up-and-coming artists. With its rooms filled with everything from handmade furniture to minimalist drawings, the gallery offers a lively blend of high art and sculptural furnishings. marfa contemporary 100 E San Antonio Street, 432-729-3500; marfacontemporary.org
Giving a nod to Marfa’s flourishing cultural scene, the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center chose this Texas mecca as the site of its first satellite gallery. Exhibitions are free, and frequently include works by such luminaries as Chuck Webster and Gonzalo Lebrija. chinati foundation 1 Cavalry Row, 432-729-4362; chinati.org
This sprawling contemporary art museum was founded by Donald Judd in 1979. Located on 340 acres of glorious desert land, the Chinati Foundation features dozens of Judd’s sculptures on permanent installation, as well as works from the likes of John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, and Richard Long. ballroom marfa 108 E San Antonio Street, 432-729-3600; ballroommarfa.org
This cultural arts space is devoted to exploring a range of mediums by artists from across the globe. Featuring exhibitions and performances by the likes of Sam Falls and Steve Earle, the onetime 1920s dance hall offers a fresh assortment of the latest in international film, music, and visual art. etherington fine art 124 E El Paso Street, 508-221-1053; etheringtonfineart.com
A must-see for collectors and admirers, this gallery is a leading venue for works by local artists but has, in its day, exhibited works by such well-known names as Andy Warhol and Thomas Hart Benton.