Ballroom Marfa: Virtual Visit August, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus, businesses such as dance halls have been closed until we can get the pandemic under control. I decided to ask dance halls for history, photos and quotes to post with information I have garnered from books, the web and personal contacts and put them in as Virtual Visits. This visit is to a ballroom that has been repurposed.

This Virtual Visit is to Ballroom Marfa. Located at 108 E. San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843. Phone number 1-432-729-3600, email: The photo is from Stephen Dean’s file.  The following information is from their website.This establishment, though called a Ballroom, is a contemporary art museum. The space is a 1920’s era ballroom and has contemporary art and performance space. It charges no admission and is open to the public (when COVID-19 is over), 10-6 Wednesday through Saturday, 10-3 Sunday, closed Monday/Tuesday.
According to their website, Ballroom Marfa is an internationally recognized non-collecting contemporary art museum. Marfa is a rural town of less than 2,000 people in Far West Texas. Ballroom Marfa was established in 2003 by Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn. With generous support from individuals and foundations, Ballroom commissions new site-specific and site-inspired projects and gives artists and musicians the opportunity to engage with the magnificent landscape of the Big Bend. 

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