Who says you have to travel far to see art? Whether you’re planning a staycation or traveling to Htown, take a look around next time you’re staying in a Houston hotel, you just may feel like you’re in a museum. Hotels in Houston are full of unique pieces and we’re here to let you know which to consider next time you’re booking. When concierge isn’t available to give a tour, not to worry, explore collection highlights on your own with easy-to-use tours accessible right here. Self-guided collection brochures are also available at select hotels.
"Untitled"(#207-210) by Donald Judd, Marfa. Donald Judd is also known as the "Father of Minimalism". Our suite of four woodcut prints sums up pretty well the artist's essence of minimalism, yet provides striking beauty in form and color. Much of Judd’s work has a larger than life infinite space established with the simplest of means. The subtle variations in each of these prints establish an order that was iconic in the artist’s sculptures and other work that Judd is best known. Judd established a second home, studio, and exhibition spaces in the West Texas town of Marfa when he bought a defunct army base and barracks in the 70s. Now the compound that was once his work space continues today as the Chinati Foundation. An ongoing tribute to the artist as a center for his own work as well as visual studies, exhibitions, and artist residencies. Go visit! . . . Donald Judd | Untitled (#207-210), 1991-1994 | Four woodcuts printed in chrome oxide green on Japanese laid paper Mitsumata | 26 ¾ x 38 ½ inches each | Location: Lobby | Marfa Artist Be sure to swipe to see more photos!
The 200+ piece collection displayed throughout the hotel consists of contemporary works by artists with strong ties to Texas such as owner/artist Jay Shinn, Mark Flood, Terrell James, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Aaron Parazette and Margo Sawyer. The broad variety of art in this collection is meant to be accessible and appreciated by all guests. They have recently put together a printed “Art Guide” that guests can use as a fun self-guided tour throughout the public spaces in the hotel. A copy of that guide is included here or you can pick one up from the front desk.
JW Marriot Houston Hotel
The JW Marriot Hotel has more than $3 million dollars’ worth of artwork displayed throughout public and private spaces and galleries highlighting many Texas artists. You can find a book at the hotel for their curated art program that highlights the artists and some of the artwork itself or find a copy here.