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The Chinati Foundation is holding a weekend of festivities surrounding the re-opening of Donald Judd’s untitled concrete works in Marfa. With new footings and some surface restoration, the fifteen big boxes  are ready to be seen, and argued about once again. A $300-a-plate benefit dinner Friday night will help finance the pricey fix-ups. Saturday , October 10 at 3 pm at the Crowley Theatre, a roster of speakers will present lectures on Judd’s works in concrete with a specific focus on their conservation treatment. Speakers include Richard Shiff, from UT, Austin; critic James Lawrence; Bettina Landgrebe, Chinati’s Conservator; and Francesca Esmay, conservator for the Dia Art Foundation. Chinati Artist in Residence Alex Schweder will exhibit new work in the Ice Plant, and  Saturday night, Dan Deacon will give a free concert under the shade structure in downtown Marfa.

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