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Marfa Contemporary to Close Its Doors

Marfa Contemporary, a cultural nonprofit based in Marfa, Texas, that offers a year-round exhibition program, workshops, educational initiatives, and a residency program, has announced that it is permanently closing its doors. The space has been led by curator, art historian, and educator Kate Green since 2017. Green will soon take up the post of curator at the El Paso Musuem of Art.

Located at 100 East San Antonio Street, Marfa Contemporary has been free and open to the public since it was founded by Oklahoma’s City Arts Center (since renamed Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center) in 2012. Over the years, it has staged exhibitions featuring artists such as Jose Dávila, Spencer Finch, Laurie Frick, and Ann Marie Nafziger. Its final exhibition showcased the work of the Peruvian-born, Miami-based artist William Cordova, a show Chelsea Weathers covered for in a Critics’ Pick.

On January 13, the arts space will hold its last event, a participatory performance by New York–based artist Autumn Knight, who will “open” and “close” parts of the building with collaborators, including other artists and musicians, as the audience trails behind. A closing party featuring music by DJ Little Danny will follow.