In the last of three virtual art lectures we will learn about a small town in West Texas with a population of less than 1,500 people, Marfa, Texas. Artist Donald Judd left New York City for Marfa in the 1970s and since then the isolated art hub has kept growing. Accessing Marfa typically involves flying to El Paso and driving for 3 hours into the desert. This lecture will save you the trip!

Our itinerary will include the outrageous Prada store along Highway 90 which is a land art installation by artists Elmgreen and Dragset. We will also visit Hotel Paisano’ Greasewood Gallery, Ayn Foundation, Judd Foundation, Ballroom Marfa. Midway we will take a break and have a burrito and Lone Star. After this short stop, we continue with gallery visits, Building 98 and the Chianti Foundation. Depending on how we are doing with the time we might even stop at some boutiques for retail therapy. If we really get lucky we might even catch a glimpse of the mysterious orbs known as the “Marfa Lights.”

Suggested donation: $10

Marfa, Texas

Ronnit Vasserman

Ronnit Vasserman is the founder of Art Connect Group, a full service art consulting firm located in New York. She has a degree in Fine Arts and Art History. In addition to helping clients acquire art she educates them on all the latest trends by organizing events throughout the year. These events include art fair walkthroughs, studio, museum, auction house and gallery visits. When the pandemic shifted events to virtual, Ronnit presented over 300 lectures on zoom and discovered that she enjoyed the way it allowed her to meet new people across the United States and overseas.

Check out the full series!

12/19/23 Chagall: The Quintessential Jewish Artist of the 20th Century

1/17/24 Diane Arbus, Photographer of the Marginalized

2/20/24 Marfa, Texas: Art Mecca in the Chihuahuan Desert

For more information, contact Devorah Phillips.