John's Texas Roadtrip

A few notes from my trip to Texas. I found it extremely engaging and refreshing to explore art outside of the concrete jungle that is New York City. It was absolutely magnificent to see such thriving art communities in Marfa, Houston and San Antonio. Marfa is truly a mesmerizing and unique place!

 

MARFA, TX

Ayn Foundation

Established in 1993 with the formation of the Arnulf Rainer Museum in New York City, the Ayn Foundation is committed to comprehensive, large-scale projects by major international artists for presentation to the public.

 From "The Last Supper" by Andy Warhol, on view at The Ayn Foundation.

From "The Last Supper" by Andy Warhol, on view at The Ayn Foundation.

Judd Foundation

Judd Foundation holds and maintains artist Donald Judd's private living and working spaces in Marfa, Texas. Comprised of a total of 15 spaces, these properties include studios installed with artwork by Judd and others, living quarters, ranch and architecture offices, and libraries.

Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati is a contemporary art museum based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd. The specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists. 

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Artpace

Artpace was founded by artist, collector, and businesswoman Linda Pace (1945-2007) in 1993 and opened to the public in 1995. Pace conceived of Artpace as a laboratory of dreams, providing artists from all over the world with an environment that would encourage experimentation and growth.

 

Lawrence Markey

In September of 2005 the gallery relocated from New York's Upper East Side to its current location in San Antonio, Texas. After 25 years our program remains committed to the artists with whom we worked in New York, along with artists shown since our move to Texas which include Karl BenjaminJames CastleRudolf de CrignisCharlotte DumasPaul Mogensen,Lawrence Weiner and John Zurier.

 

Ruiz-Healy Art

Ruiz-Healy Art was incorporated in 2004, and after working for several years strictly by appointment, the gallery opened their public space in September 2013 at their current location, 210-A East Olmos Drive. Since its inception, Ruiz-Healy Art has mounted over sixty gallery exhibitions and published numerous catalogues.

 

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HOUSTON, TX

Contemporary Art Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national, and regional art. Through dynamic exhibitions accompanied by scholarly publications and accessible educational programs, the Museum reaches out to local, regional, national, and international audiences of various ages.

David Shelton Gallery

David Shelton Gallery showcases a vigorous program narrative that transcends contemporary political, social, cultural and gender issues. While several of the artists represented have a national and international presence, the gallery also represents mid-career and emerging artists.

Cindy Lisica

Cindy Lisica Gallery brings fresh talent and top-notch programming to the thriving Houston Museum District. 

 

Menil Collection

The Menil Collection is an art museum located in Houston, Texas, USA, in a 30-acre neighborhood of art. Known for displays that allow the objects and works of art to speak for themselves—there are no “didactics” on the wall or media in the galleries—the Menil philosophy is to foster each individual’s direct, personal encounter with works of art. The display of carefully chosen artworks in sympathetic settings are Menil hallmarks.

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Houston Museum of Fine Art

Located in the heart of Houston's Museum District, the MFAH is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums.