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Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
+1 845-440-0100
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Hotel Beacon Disappointing Meal. Just had a meal at the beacon hotel and I was totally... read more

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TheJuggernaut84
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Sea Island, Georgia
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Interesting Building; hard to find from train station

The museum contains some interesting and unusual Modern art from the 60s and 70s. The place is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ron R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Founded in 1974, this modern art gallery is well-known for a highly unusual, permanent display by conceptual artist Walter De Maria. De Maria's work is a massive display of a 2 foot layer of dirt!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hotel Beacon Disappointing Meal. Just had a meal at the beacon hotel and I was totally disappointed. Ordered the steak meal and received a sub par piece of beef! The vegetables and the mashed potatoes were delicious and prepared to perfection. The steak was barely...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum contains some interesting and unusual Modern art from the 60s and 70s. The place is roomy and great place to visit if you like viewing art without being packed into a crowded environment. The building to me was more interesting than much of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very unique museum. It's giant and all of the art inside is pretty much also giant. Many of the pieces are things you can walk into or through and they are usually overwhelming or mindblowing in some way. So yeah, it's like...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Dia Beacon is a unique Art Museum. You will question “What is Art?” while you’re viewing pieces in the museum and long after. Located in the cute town of Beacon, NY near the Hudson River. There is nothing “regular” about this museum: The building that...More

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

DIA is a remarkable 1929 building with natural light that is perfect for large contemporary installations. Much of this art needs to be experienced and understood from multiple perspectives, highly integrative and multi-sensory. This is not your "grandma's" art museum, but among contemporary spaces it...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This place is a lot of fun. Whatever you do, don't miss the Serra. I've seen several of his humongous steel shapes elsewhere, and this one is a delight. Also don't miss the negative space exhibit! Especially the square on the end of the row...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The space is phenomenal. It is a converted Nabisco box printing facility. The pieces are lit almost entirely by natural light. A must see.

Thank 149diane
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon at the museum with my wife. The space is large and the pieces that are been exhibited are large and strategically placed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very good. I did not know what to expect but I was duly...More

Thank Pierre B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The exhibit is sad. Nothing we saw today should even remotely be called art. I was disappointed with the inauthentic (and pompous) descriptions of various exhibits. The best part of my trip was the lovely views of the Hudson River from the building. If I...More

2  Thank XYZ019
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Dia:Beacon was the absolute highlight of our time in New York. If you are in NYC you can get the train from Grand Central which is really very beautiful, the train line follows the Hudson taking in dreamy hills and woodlands. Dia:Beacon is a short...More

1  Thank rachietown
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