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Address: 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Phone Number: 845.440.0100
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Description: Founded in 1974, this modern art gallery is well-known for a highly...
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!
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Contemporary art to the Max

Wear comfortable shoes; this place is huge. If you are an aficionado of contemporary art, you cannot miss the Dia Beacon. It's easy to get to from NYC on Metro-North with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sunnyside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wear comfortable shoes; this place is huge. If you are an aficionado of contemporary art, you cannot miss the Dia Beacon. It's easy to get to from NYC on Metro-North with a shuttle bus from the train station. Nice little garden outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really worth a special visit if you have any appreciation for modern art. Some exceptional (and, truthfully, some meh) pieces here in a great environment. Gardens are pleasant to sit in too and there's a decent cafe.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Skip this, save your $12, go walk the quaint shops on Main street instead. The Modern art did not display any talent and left me confused and scatching my head. This is not art at all but a collection of what anyone can do if they have plenty of time and make a visit to Lowes or the garbage dump.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This old factory makes a great venue for modern art. Its huge spaces accommodate mammoth sculptures and sprawling installations. This was a return visit after a gap of a few years, and I was please to find that some favorites were still on display (Serra's ellipses and Sandback's string pieces), but that there were many new installations to wonder at,... More 

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Marlboro, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Art appeals (or fails to appeal) to everyone differently. There is no universally accepted measure. I think the best gauge is how you feel after you've spent some time absorbing it. For me, Dia tries too hard to be inclusive, it shuns the beautiful in favor of the shocking, it pretends that something nobody understands must be "deep" and therefore... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While all the art is not for everyone's taste, it is a stop everyone should make to enhance their appreciation for the variety of man's creative ability.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is THE place to go for large-scale, conceptual modern art. You may not agree with all the concepts, but you will leave with plenty to think about. Both times I have been to Dia:Beacon, I it has been relatively uncrowded, which makes contemplating the art that much more enjoyable. The building itself--a renovated factory building--is a work of art... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I'm not a big fan of very modern art so visiting this museum was not my first choice. But, I was wonderfully surprised to see interesting pieces in this museum. Layout was great and the exhibits were quite interesting.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love this place. Old Nabisco factory by the river. Natural light throughout. 1st class artists and exhibits. Don't miss the surprising and wonderful café.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you like massive, contemporary and space-filling installations, this is your place. An old Nabisco box factory with oodles of natural skylights and wall windows enhance the experience like no other.

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Address: 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Phone Number: 845.440.0100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Beacon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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