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Chinati is building the only freestanding architectural structure designed by artist Robert Irwin and devoted exclusively to his art.
567 backers pledged $101,130 to help bring this project to life.

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    MARFA SKY REPORT
    The skies of West Texas are extraordinary, with shifting sun and shadow over the high Chihuahuan desert plains, and provide inspiration for Robert Irwin's permanent artwork at Chinati. Pledge $5 and receive a link to an ongoing series of images of the sky over the Irwin courtyard. Plus, your name listed as an Irwin supporter on the Chinati website and in the museum’s annual newsletter.

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    COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARD
    A specially commissioned 4x6” image capturing the light of the West Texas sky and commemorating the grand opening of Irwin’s permanent installation at Chinati, posted and mailed to you from Marfa with a hand-written thank you. Plus, a subscription to the Marfa Sky Report and your name listed as an Irwin supporter on the Chinati website and in the museum’s annual newsletter.

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    VIRTUAL IRWIN TOUR
    Contribute $25 and join Chinati’s director, Jenny Moore, for an exclusive, virtual tour of the completed Irwin building. Plus, a subscription to the Marfa Sky Report and your name listed as an Irwin supporter on the Chinati website and in the museum’s annual newsletter.

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT
    Chinati's classic t-shirt, produced in a limited edition commemorating the opening of the Robert Irwin building this summer. Available only to Kickstarter donors. Adult sizes XS - XXL. Plus, a subscription to the Marfa Sky Report and your name listed as an Irwin supporter on the Chinati website and in the museum’s annual newsletter.

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    GRAND OPENING POSTER
    Chinati is producing a special edition poster in commemoration of the dawn to dusk opening of The Robert Irwin building, taking place Saturday, July 23, 2016. Pre-order now with a $50 contribution, exclusively through Kickstarter. Plus, a subscription to the Marfa Sky Report and your name listed as an Irwin supporter on the Chinati website and in the museum’s annual newsletter.

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    PREVIEW THE CONSTRUCTION SITE
    Review our progress on the courtyard. Chinati’s director, Jenny Moore, and associate director, Rob Weiner, will host coffee and a discussion at the building site on Sunday morning, March 13 at 11:00 am. Plus, your name listed as an Irwin supporter on the Chinati website and in the museum’s annual newsletter. (Limit 100)

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    VISIT MARFA
    Admission for four to a public tour of Chinati's entire permanent collection, including our special exhibitions and the completed Robert Irwin building. Plus, your name listed as an Irwin supporter on the Chinati website and in the museum’s annual newsletter.

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    IRWIN MONOGRAPH
    Receive a copy of "A Conditional Art," the forthcoming monograph on Robert Irwin by Matthew Simms, signed by the author.

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    ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING
    Pledge $500 and receive a limited edition, 18x24 inch schematic plan of the Robert Irwin project, printed on vellum.

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    SUNSET AT THE IRWIN BUILDING
    A private experience for two people at Robert Irwin's new installation at Chinati. View the work with the effects of changing light and shadow as the sun goes down. Enjoy sunset in the finished central courtyard among the native trees and desert grasses.

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    PRIVATE, FULL COLLECTION TOUR WITH SUNSET AT THE IRWIN BUILDING
    A private tour of Chinati’s entire permanent collection and special exhibitions with one of our knowledgeable and friendly museum docents. Includes admission for up to six people and ends at the Robert Irwin building for a special sunset viewing.

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    CELEBRATE WITH US IN MARFA
    An exclusive thank you for our major donors on opening weekend, July 22 & 23, 2016. Join us as we honor Robert Irwin and celebrate his new permanent work for Chinati. Includes an invitation for two people, with a special preview of the work and reception with the artist in the new courtyard on Friday evening, July 22.

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    CHINATI OVERNIGHT
    Spending an extended period of time on Chinati's 340-acre, high-desert campus, especially at sunrise and sunset, is a remarkable encounter with artist and founder Donald Judd's unique vision. Exclusively for our highest level Kickstarter donors, enjoy this special experience of Chinati with a pledge of $10,000. Includes overnight accommodations for two people, with breakfast in the museum library and a sunrise tour of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum with Chinati’s director, Jenny Moore. Dates subject to availability with advance reservation.

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