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Dia Beacon, Beacon

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Art Museum · Art Gallery
Dia Beacon is the museum for the Dia Art Foundation's collection of art from the 1960s to the present and is one of the 11 locations and sites they manage. The museum, which opened in 2003, is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. Dia Beacon's facility, the Riggio Galleries, is a former Nabisco box-printing facility that was renovated by Dia with artist Robert Irwin and architects Alan Koch, Lyn Rice, Galia Solomonoff, and Linda Taalman, then of OpenOffice. Along with Dia's permanent collection, Dia Beacon also presents temporary exhibitions, as well as public programs designed to complement the collection and exhibitions, including monthly Gallery Talks, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Events, Community Free Days for neighboring counties, and an education program that serves area students at all levels. With 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2), it is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the country for modern and contemporary art.

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  • How wonderful it is to visit a museum in the Hudson River Valley that taps so deeply into world of contemporary art. The monumental works on display offer rich and occasionally unsettling...  more »
  • Firstly the train ride up from Grand central is very pretty. The gallery itself is very open, large, calm and relaxing. The works on display vary but found some incredible works there! The space and works as very photogenic too. Allow extra time to check out the town of Beacon as well! This would be a full day out from NYC.
  • Beautiful spacious museum. If you love minimalist art, this is the place to go. And not only minimalist. Artwork have plenty of space to breathe. Good cafe on the side. Beautiful landscaping with shade.

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