Of note is the recent news that the World Monuments Fund named the Chinati Foundation to their 2014 Watch List. (Click here to read the entire list.) From the Chinati website:
"World Monuments Fund is the leading independent organization devoted to saving the world's treasured places. For nearly fifty years, in one hundred countries, the World Monuments Fund has worked to preserve the world's architectural and cultural heritage represented by great buildings and sites that define a particular period of artistic expression or that symbolize a cultural era."
"The 2014 Watch features sixty-seven sites in forty-one countries and territories on five continents. The Chinati Foundation is only one of six sites chosen in the United States."
"The 2014 WATCH press release, issued by World Monuments Fund on October 8, 2013, states," A recurring theme of the Watch has been the need to recognize the importance and special issues of the architecture of the recent past."
"Saving modern heritage sites begins with recognition of their significance, and also requires an innovative approach to conservation work, dealing with materials that were unconventional and innovative themselves at themselves at the time of the buildings' construction."
"The international attention provided by this designation will help Chinati expand awareness of the museum that Donald Judd established in Marfa, Texas. It provides a vital tool to galvanize support from a variety of sources, including national and regional governments, foundations, corporate sponsors, and private donors. We look forward to updating you as we work in concert with the World Monuments Fund to preserve The Chinati Foundation for future generations."