Marfa History collects and curates images related to the history of Marfa, Texas. Its aim is to show the town's evolution into an art destination and the unique intersections of identity within the town and its surrounding region. Recently called a "Western-themed outpost of Brooklyn" by NPR, Marfa's hype and art scene have permeated the local economy, creating a dramatic juxtaposition to the town's historic influences of cowboys, cattle ranching, and Mexican culture.
This site was created for a graduate history course (HIST 8885: Theory and Practice of Digital History) and is a continual work in progress. Contributions of images and stories related to the scope of the site are welcome as are comments and corrections.
Prada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists German artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. It is not in nearby Marfa, Texas, but…