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Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
+1 845-440-0100
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Great museum. Do visit, lovely setting terrific collection. Helpful staff wonderful lunch spot and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
StanLee0413
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Sonoma
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No I-Dia... but still well worth the visit

While some of the exhibits (e.g. dirt on the floor) certainly stretched out artistic boundaries... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WTNashville
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New York City, New York
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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!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. Do visit, lovely setting terrific collection. Helpful staff wonderful lunch spot and lunch selections.

Thank StanLee0413
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While some of the exhibits (e.g. dirt on the floor) certainly stretched out artistic boundaries, the Dia was part of an enjoyable afternoon in Beacon. Loved the various fluorescent light exhibits, and large industrial steel installations - both of which played very well with their...More

Thank WTNashville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to this awesome arena was wonderful which I expected it to last for only three hours but due to the kind of preferential treathment I got over there, it lasted more than expected.

Thank Austina89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This truly remarkable and memorable museum Is set in the former Nabisco package production plant. It specializes in large pieces of modern art. Some are just huge. The space is amazing for presenting this type of art. Loved the Richard Serra pieces. The town of...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I love art but wasn't a minimal art fan and Mr M rarely jumps onboard with me to see contemporary exhibitions but we both LOVE this museum. The curation, the exhibitions, the art works, the space, the grounds, the location. It's wonderful.

Thank Lady M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

W had no idea what to expect in this museum and the art work was an enjoyable surprise. The setting in a former industrial space, a box manufacturing building, was unique and the art collection was even more so. Although we were definitely the oldest...More

Thank Granitestater87
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Wonderful Modern Contemporary Art Museum. We went there on Day when Ulster County residents could go for free and enjoyed everything we saw. Lots of sculptures and lost of photo opportunities.

Thank saulite777
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had known about Dia:Beacon from before it opened, but only finally managed to visit almost 14 years after it first opened. We won't wait another 14, before we go back. We saved the best for almost last: the Richard Serra "Torqued Ellipses" are just...More

Thank Y2807RUlaurab
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Likely you will find works in this museum that you hate as well as installations that will touch you deeply. On my first visit to Dia: Beacon shortly after it opened over 10 years ago I discovered the work of Richard Serra and have been...More

Thank skatsof
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Situated in the old Nabisco box factory which has been beautifully turned into a great viewing space. The cafe offers a great selection tion of food. Occasionally a live performance. Easy access from I84 or the train station.

Thank dimdoozle16
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