Marfa Dialogues
DJ Camp 2014. Photo by Alex Marks.

DJ Camp 2015

29 June - 3 July 2015

DJ Camp is back! As part of Camp Summer Shakeup, Ballroom Marfa presents its popular week-long DJ Camp from June 29 – July 3 with instructor Javier Arredondo.

Mimms Ranch. Courtesy of the Dixon Water Foundation.

Summer Field Recordings

7-10 July 2014

As part of MISD‘s Summer Shakeup program, Ballroom Marfa and Marfa Public Radio are hosting a workshop series utilizing Mimms Ranch as a site for the exploration of our own lives as cinematic material.

DJ Camp 2014. Photo by Alex Marks.

DJ Camp 2014

30 June - 5 July 2014

DJ Camp is back! Ballroom Marfa present its popular week-long DJ Camp from June 30 – July 5, 2014 with instructors Faith Gay and Javier Arredondo.

The ensemble, June 19, 2014. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Music Moves U Workshop

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

17-19 June 2014

As part of MISD‘s Summer Shakeup program, Ballroom Marfa is hosting Music Moves U, a workshop led by Dr. Kahil El’Zabar and his band, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. The class is free to attend and open to all students 10 years and older.

Marfa International School students with Marisa Anderson, April 21, 2014. Photo by Susa Quinn.

Making Art Work: Marisa Anderson

21 April 2014

Musician Marisa Anderson visited with students from the Marfa International School as part of our Making Art Work program.

Students from The Khabele School visiting Sound Speed Marker, March 6, 2014. Photo by Jennifer Boomer.

Sound Speed Marker Student Visits

Winter/Spring 2014

This winter, we’ve been showing off Sound Speed Marker to students from around the Big Bend region.

Marfa International School students with Tish Hinojosa, March 1, 2014. Photo by Susa Quinn.

Making Art Work: Tish Hinojosa

1 March 2014

Ballroom Marfa was pleased to have musician Tish Hinojosa visit with students from the Marfa International School as part of our Making Art Work program.

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Marfa Dialogues / NY

October-November 2013

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation will bring the Marfa Dialogues to New York in October-November 2013 as we continue our examination of climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice.

DJ Camp 2013. Photo by Alberto Tomas Halpern.

DJ Camp 2013

Javi Arredondo, Faith Gay

24-28 June 2013

For the fourth year, Ballroom Marfa will present its popular week-long DJ Camp from June 24 – June 28, 2013 with instructors Faith Gay and Javier Arredondo.

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Lecture Series: Anthony Elms

4 April 2013

Ballroom Marfa is pleased to present a lecture by Anthony Elms at 8pm at the Marfa Book Company on April 4, 2013.

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Children’s Film Series: Princess Mononoke

12 December 2012

As part of our new Children’s Film Series, in collaboration with Marfa Public Library, we will screen Princess Mononoke, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM in the library’s theater.

Book and a Movie: The Godfather

Book and a Movie: “The Godfather”

27 November 2012

Ballroom Marfa and the Marfa Public Library are proud to present the second installment of Book and a Movie, a program highlighting novels that have been adapted for film. The book and film selected for November is The Godfather, written by Mario Puzo in 1969 and adapted for film by Francis Ford Coppola in 1972.

From Carbon Nation: Cliff Etheredge, West Texas Wind Farmer. Photo by Peter Byck.

The Bike-In: Carbon Nation

14 November 2012

Ballroom Marfa is hosting the second Bike-In, which promotes a healthy lifestyle by encouraging all attendees to bike or walk to the event. For the next outdoor screening on Thursday, November 15, beginning at 7:30PM, we will screen Carbon Nation, a documentary about the solutions to climate change, relating directly to the themes in the current visual arts exhibition, Carbon 13.

Jason Adasiewicz and a band student playing the vibraphone, 19 September 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

Making Art Work: Jason Adasiewicz

19 September 2012

Ballroom Marfa was pleased to have musician Jason Adasiewicz visit bands students at Marfa Junior High School as part of our Making Art Work program.

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Marfa Dialogues 2012

David Buckland, Hamilton Fish, Cynthia Hopkins, Diana Liverman, John Nielsen-Gammon, Michael Pollan, Robert Potts, Tom Rand, Rebecca Solnit, Bonnie J. Warnock

31 August - 2 September 2012

In conjunction with our ongoing partnership with the Washington Spectator, and our co-sponsors The Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa Public Radio and Marfa Book Company, we are hosting our second Marfa Dialogues, which this year will address complex issues associated with environmental sustainability.

Students at Marfa Sr High School with artists Adriane Colburn and David Buckland, 30 August 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

Making Art Work: Adriane Colburn & David Buckland

30 August 2012

Ballroom Marfa was pleased to have Carbon 13 artists Adriane Colburn and David Buckland visit art students at Marfa Senior High School as part of our Making Art Work program.

Kimball Gallagher, photo by Jessica Brassler

Piano Lessons with Kimball Gallagher

18 August - 28 August 2012

Pianist Kimball Gallagher will offer free piano, guitar and songwriting lessons to Marfa children and adults of all ages, from 18 August until 28 August 2012 upon appointment.

Bike-In poster, designed by Melissa McDonnell

The Bike-In: A Night of Video Art

19 August 2012

Ballroom Marfa presents “The Bike-In: A Night of Video Art,” in which a selection of short films from Artists’ Film International will be screened in our outdoor courtyard on 19 August 2012 at 9 pm.

Book and a Movie poster by Cory Lovell

Book and a Movie: “Never Let Me Go”

7 August & 9 August 2012

Ballroom Marfa and Marfa Public Library are proud to present a new reading program, Book and a Movie, which focuses on novels that have been adapted into films. We will kick off the series with Never Let Me Go, a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, with a film directed by Mark Romanek.

DJ Camp 2012. Photo by Mallory Jones.

DJ Camp 2012

Faith Gay, Javier Arredondo

16-20 July 2012, finale on 21 July at 6 pm

For the third year, Ballroom Marfa will present its popular week-long DJ Camp from July 16 – July 20, 2012 with instructors Faith Gay and Javier Arredondo.

Checking out the piano, 1 June 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

Kimball Gallagher Children’s Concert

01 June 2012

Pianist Kimball Gallagher performs a special interactive children’s concert at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas at 2 pm, 1 June 2012.

Jens Hoffmann

Lecture Series: “Remembering Istanbul” by Jens Hoffmann

24 March 2012

Ballroom Marfa and Marfa Book Company are proud is present a lecture by Jens Hoffmann, Director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, at 2 pm on 24 March 2012 at Marfa Book Company.

Students enjoying Anthony Discenza’s A Viewing (The Effect), 2010.

Data Deluge Student Visits

March 2012

In March 2012, we had the pleasure of hosting students from Marfa Studio of the Arts to our spring visual arts exhibition, Data Deluge.

Artist Jennifer Dalton discussing a career in art at Marfa Senior High. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

Making Art Work: Jennifer Dalton

1 March 2012

Ballroom Marfa was pleased to have Data Deluge artist Jennifer Dalton visit with art students at Marfa Senior High School as part of our Making Art Work program.

visitor with his portrait. Photo by Lauren Altman.

Marfa New Year’s Eve: The Progressive Party Adventure

31 December 2011

As part of Marfa New Year’s Eve: The Progressive Party Adventure, Ballroom Marfa hosted a cocktail hour on 31 December 2011 with light spirits, records on the turntable, and 3-minute sketches by local artists Joe Cashiola, Erin Kimmel, and Hilary duPont.

Students in front of Jonathan Schipper's The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle. Photo by Hilary duPont.

AutoBody Student Visits

November 2011

In November 2011, we showed off AutoBody to students from the Marfa Studio of the Arts’ after-school program. Special thanks to Marfa Studio of Arts for making it happen!

Instructor Faith Gay and a student at 2011 DJ Camp. Photo by JD DiFabbio.

DJ Camp 2011

18 July-22 July 2011

For the second year, Ballroom Marfa will present its popular week-long DJ Camp from July 18 – July 22, 2011 with instructor Faith Gay.

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Lecture Series: Art, Airfields & Airspace by Kathleen Shafer

Kathleen Shafer

12 July 2011

The first in our lecture series features artist Kathleen Shafer, who will speak about her current work, which concerns airfields, airspace, Marfa’s military history, the repurposing of spaces, and an examination of what constitutes the concepts of place and space within the fields of geography and art.

UTSA gifted-and-talented high school students visit The World According to New Orleans, 17 June 2011.

The World According to New Orleans Student Visits

June 2011

In June 2011, we had the pleasure of hosting 100 gifted-and-talented students from South Texas, courtesy of a program sponsored by the University of Texas San Antonio.

The Marfa Studio of the Arts group visit Alyce Santoro's The Synergetic Omni-Solution, 2 May 2011. Photo by JD DiFabbio.

The Synergetic Omni-Solution Student Visits

Marfa Studio of the Arts

May 2011

In May 2011, we are excited to welcome students from Marfa Studio of the Arts to Alyce Santoro’s exhibition, The Synergetic Omni-Solution, at the Masonic Lodge.

Artist Alyce Santoro showcasing her buckyballs, part of her Texas Biennial project The Synergetic Omni-Solution.

Making Art Work: Alyce Santoro

18 April 2011

On April 18, 2011, our Texas Biennial artist Alyce Santoro will visit Marfa Jr/Sr High School as part of Making Art Work.

Tim Johnson of the Marfa Book Company and The World According to New Orleans artist Dan Tague at the Marfa Book Company. Photo by Lacey Jones.

Student Haiku Workshop

Dan Tague

15-17 March 2011

Join us this spring break for our Student Haiku Poetry Workshop, hosted by visiting artist Dan Tague and arts educator Mallory Jones, from 15-17 March 2011.

Sharon Isbin

Making Art Work: Sharon Isbin

14 February 2011

We are honored to host visiting guitarist Sharon Isbin at Marfa Jr/Sr High School as part of our ongoing program, Making Art Work, on 14 February 2011.

Student sketching in front of Erin Shirreff's Untitled (Shadow). Photo by Alexsandra Annello.

Immaterial Student Visits

January 2011

For our exhibition, Immaterial, we hosted students from the Marfa Studio of the Arts’ after-school program in January 2011.

The World According to New Orleans panel discussion, featuring Skylar Fein, Dan Cameron, Dan Tague, and Srdjan Loncar

RED-HAIRED STEPCHILD: MAKING VISUAL ART IN NEW ORLEANS

Dan Cameron, Skylar Fein, Srdjan Loncar, and Dan Tague

10 January 2011

Please join us this Monday, January 10, 2011, for a panel discussion, “Red-Haired Stepchild: Making Visual Art in New Orleans,” with curator Dan Cameron and artists Skylar Fein, Srdjan Loncar, and Dan Tague, from our upcoming exhibition, The World According to New Orleans. The Masonic Lodge, 6 pm.

The crowd at the Marfa Dialogues

Marfa Dialogues/Diálogos en Marfa

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Cecilia Ballí, Charles Bowden, Hamilton Fish, Kathy Staudt, Laura Flanders, Mark Danner, Robert Halpern

17-19 September 2010

Join us September 17-19, 2010 for our first conference about the border, Marfa Dialogues/Diálogos en Marfa.

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DJ Camp 2010

19 July 2010–23 July 2010

Get ready to skratch! Ballroom’s summer DJ camp is almost here!

Students showing off their rings

In Lieu of Unity School Visits

May-September 2010

For our exhibition, In Lieu of Unity, we hosted students from the Marfa Studio of the Arts’ program, Studio In The Elementary School (SITES).

Students designing the cover for the poetry books

Marfa Student Poetry Book Launch

04 May 2010

The Chinati Foundation and Marfa ISD, in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa and Friends of the Marfa Public Library, will host a public program and reception in honor of Marfa Junior/Senior High School’s release of a new collection of student poetry.

Members of the band Yeasayer at Marfa High School

Making Art Work: Yeasayer

Yeasayer

13 April 2010

As part of Making Art Work, we hosted an in-class visit by the band Yeasayer at Marfa High School.

Fundred poster

THE FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT

Mel Chin

27 February 2010

The event will begin at the Marfa National Bank at 4:00 pm for our official welcome to Mel Chin and his Fundred Guards.

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Robinson Jeffers Poetry Slam

5 FEBRUARY 2010

Ballroom Marfa and The Friends of the Marfa Public Library present THE NEXT READ: Marfa Reads the Poetry of Robinson Jeffers.

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HAITI RELIEF BENEFIT RAFFLE

29 JANUARY - 27 FEBRUARY 2010

Congratulations to Sophie Crichton Stuart, the winner of our raffle to benefit the Haiti relief effort! We sold 102 tickets, raising $2040 for Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.

Ballroom Marfa Director of Development JD DiFabbio and Executive Director Fairfax Dorn join Marfa ISD art teacher, Kathy Urban, in welcoming the school's new kiln. Photo by Fred Covarrubias.

Kiln Donation

14 January 2010

We’re pleased to announce that we donated a $2500 kiln to Marfa ISD, thanks to a collaborative National Endowment for the Arts grant between the school district and Ballroom Marfa.

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The Marfa Sessions Catalogue Launch

Rebecca Gates

8 October 2009

Please join us at Ballroom Marfa from 5-7 pm to celebrate the release of the The Marfa Sessions exhibition catalogue. Opening during the fall of 2008, The Marfa Sessions was Ballroom Marfa’s first exhibition devoted to artists working with sound.

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Hello Meth Lab in the Sun Catalogue Launch

Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe and Alexandre Singh

13 August 2009

Ballroom Marfa invites you to join us for the official catalogue launch of Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, our Spring 2008 exhibition that comprised diorama-like depictions of a hippie commune, a clandestine meth lab, and other sites of modern industrial production

Ballroom Marfa's new solar panels, May 2009.

Solar Dedication with Green Mountain Energy

9 May 2009

On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Green Mountain’s Super Earth mascot, along with representatives from Green Mountain, Ballroom Marfa, and members of the community were on hand to celebrate Ballroom Marfa’s new solar panels.

Students enjoy Kaffe Matthews' Sonic Bed_Marfa, November 2008. Photo by Sally Coleman.

Marfa Sessions School Visits

MARFA STUDIO OF THE ARTS

November 2008

In November 2008, we were excited to welcome students from Marfa Studio of the Arts to our fall visual arts exhibition, The Marfa Sessions.

Students giving away Bless Me, Ultima at the Big Read kick-off. Photo by Fred Covarrubias.

The Big Read

10 January 2008

The MARFA BIG READ, the reading program initiated by the National Endowment for the Arts, kicks off on January 10 at Ballroom Marfa with performances by Leah McWilliams and San Antonio folk singer, Azul.

Medicine Show poster

MEDICINE SHOW: The Poster Art of Ballroom Marfa

Jaime Cervantes, The Decoder Ring, Fairfax Dorn, Essen, Film School's, Dirk Fowler, Hatch Show Print, Kathleen Judge, Dan McAdam, Erick Montes, Jason Munn, Kelly O'Connor, Obsolete Industries, Todd Slater, Studio Zeds Design,Noel Waggener

5 October - 7 October 2007

Poster-making demonstration at Ballroom Marfa’s Liberty Hall.