Marfa Dialogues

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.

Our first visit was on March 6, 2014 from middle school students from The Khabele School. Founded in 2001, the Khabele School is an independent, coeducational day school in Austin, Texas, providing exceptional academics as well as a well-rounded educational experience, including the study of the arts, music, foreign language, and physical education.

    Sound Speed Marker and its programs have been made possible by the generous support of Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; L & M Charitable Foundation, Inc.; National Endowment for the Arts; Texas Commission on the Arts; The Moody Foundation; the Aargauer Kuratorium, Switzerland and The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston.

    With underwriting support provided by Charles Attal; Suzanne Deal Booth; Travis Capps; Molly Kemp; Jeanne & Mickey Klein; John Thornton; Melba & Ted Whatley and Ballroom Marfa members.

    In-kind support provided by Lance Armstrong, Big Bend Brewing Company, Quality Quinn, Charles Mary Kubricht & Ron Sommers and the Marfa Visitor Center.

    Additional support provided by the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston; Irish Museum of Modern Art; Lora Reynolds Gallery; Tonya Bonakdar Gallery and Bill & Bettye Nowlin Research Fellowship in Photography at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Special thanks to AEP Texas, Francesca Altamura, Skye Ashbrook, Lalo Baeza, Brice Beasley, Jennifer Bell, the Big Bend Sentinel, Jennifer Boomer, Michael Camacho, Joe Cashiola, Ross Cashiola, Rob Crowley, Dan Dunlap, Hilary duPont, the Evans family, Fat Lyle’s, Cuca Flores, Frama, Bill Haddad, The Khabele School, Erin Kimmel, Gerry Luján, Marfa Public Radio, Nicolas Miller, Minerva Lopez, William Parrott, Francisco Rosas, Gory Smelley, Junie Villareal and WNP Industries.

    Giant was commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.
    Grand Paris Texas was commissioned by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
    Movie Mountain (Méliès) was created with generous support of the Alturas Foundation.