We encourage Contemporary artistic expression in all its forms, through education and exhibitions.


Marfa Contemporary is dedicated to encouraging artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions.


We endeavor to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for creative practice.

Exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary are free to the public year-round and feature recent works by regional, national and international artists. Classes for children and adults are also offered throughout the year free of charge.



Guest Director

Kate Green

Kate Green holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies (Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College) and a Ph.D. in Art History (University of Texas at Austin). From 2003 to 2007 she led curatorial and education initiatives for Artpace. Green has worked in curatorial and education departments at The Contemporary Austin, Dia Art Foundation, MoMA PS1, Portland Art Museum, and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. She has curated exhibitions and projects with, among others, Adel Abdessemed, Andrea Bowers, Mircea Cantor, William Cordova, Trisha Donnelly, Kota Ezawa, Claire Fontaine, Autumn Knight, and Cruz Ortiz. Green has taught art history at Trinity University, Texas State University, and University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a Critical Studies Fellow in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Core Program. Green’s criticism has recently been published by Art In America, Artforum.com, and Frieze and she is currently working with William Cordova on his first monograph, which will be published in 2018.Kate Green grew up in Portland, Oregon and she loves to play outside with her dog Bella.






Exhibitions, Programs, and Gallery Administrator

Bethany Porten

Bethany Porten is a recent graduate of Colorado College, where she received a Bachelor of the Liberal Arts in Music. Bethany moved to Marfa shortly after her graduation to pursue her love of the arts in all mediums. Bethany enjoys spending her free time reading, cooking, exploring the outdoors and playing piano.