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 A large white building with windows and a sign saying "Ballroom Marfa" on the front.

Founded in 2003 by Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn, Ballroom Marfa follows Judd's legacy of turning unused buildings into homes for contemporary art. Formerly a dance hall dating back to 1927, Ballroom Marfa provides space for a dynamic and diverse range of visual arts exhibitions, music events, film screenings, dance, and theater performances. As a center for public exploration of contemporary art and culture, Ballroom Marfa is particularly interested in helping artists and curators achieve projects that have significant cultural impact but would be impossible to realize in a traditional gallery or museum setting.
 
Exterior Ballroom Marfa. Courtesy of Ballroom Marfa, Photography © Fredrik Nilsen