Posts tagged “Texas

Marfa Again

Posted on January 13, 2018

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I went to Marfa. Again. During my first visit, I had a sense I would return eventually. And so I do in October 2017, flying into El Paso, driving I-10 through a seemingly permanent border patrol checkpoint, then taking US-90 past Prada Marfa. After an enjoyable five days in New York, I’m ready for more open space, slightly less noise, and continued inspiration. Marfa once again delivers. Upon arrival in Marfa, my first stop is Judd Foundation downtown (of course here, downtown means near the traffic stop). I pick up a current Marfa map, ask about happenings in the area, and confirm previously-made reservations. Judging from the visible staff and guests, the primary demographic in Marfa is self-selected. If you’re here, you probably want to be. Don Judd Over the next…

Marfa

Posted on February 26, 2016

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Don’t go to Marfa. It’s in the middle of nowhere. It’s on the way to no place. And I’d like to pretend I’m the only person who knows about it. But should you find yourself in West Texas, USA, with some time to immerse yourself, you’ll find a gem in the desert. Check out the art scene that started with Donald Judd, continues through Judd Foundation and Chinati, and now includes nearly 20 galleries clustered near the downtown area. RULE Gallery and inde/jacobs were favorites during my visit. If you look hard enough, Marfa will reveal herself. Enjoy sunrise and sunset, and explore the downtown area in between. Step back in time in the Hotel Paisano lobby (even if you’re staying elsewhere in a trailer or…

San Antonio Missions

Posted on October 9, 2015

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Touring the San Antonio Missions last week, I found myself drawn to the basics – water, shelter, views (and apparently from the photos…staircases). The prior occupants certainly were as they dug wells, stacked walls, cut steps and framed windows in 1700’s West Texas. An excellent step back in time. *