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Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508
845.440.0100
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Beacon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Art Galleries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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New Haven, CT
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122 reviews 122 reviews
54 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Taking Route 84, going west from New Haven, CT, you can enjoy a beautiful Connecticut and equally stunning New York State landscape, and then, you reach Beacon, NY and the DIA. When we went last week, Carl Andre was the featured American sculptor. In addition, there are magnificent works in the permanent collection, especially sculpture: Richard Serra's, Denise Bourgeois's, Donald... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I drove with a friend from Manhattan to Dia Foundation's Gallery in Beacon, New York. We saw the Carl Andre show there, along with the art of Sol Lewitt, John Chamberlain, Richard Serra, and other contemporary artists. It was well worth the visit.

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Philadelphia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
53 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We drove up from Philadelphia just to see this museum and were not at all disappointed. The top minimalist artists in the world with pieces that are very rare and difficult to see because of their huge scale. Be ready for white paintings (not our favorite and felt more conceptual) but also for outstanding, outlandish bold work. The richard serra... More

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Expands any ones definition of art work. Some I liked, some I did not. The strings that form huge frames are cleaver, the pile of broken glass on the floor - not so much. Really is a must see. And you can get up close and personal with works that other galleries would you rope off.

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Peoria, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you love modern art, and museums — you have to check out this. If you are not into modern art, you will have a field day making fun of the pieces here. The "art" here made us gasp, smile, scratch our heads, frown and laugh. Isn't that what art should do? The scale of some of the pieces, alone,... More

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

wow.......an old Nabisco box factory converted into a very upscale contemporary art museum/gallery. this gallery focuses on those who appreciate renowned "outside the box" artists. most of the exhibits are very large works of art (both graphic and sculptures). the place and the exhibits are totally cool. the setting overlooks the Hudson River.........and its just a short hop from the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really impressed and had a lot of fun visiting the collection. All the skylights make a huge difference -- great place to visit on a nice day. There's a huge amount to see so be prepared to walk!

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Rome, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went there by car (approximately 1 hour from NYC), but I was told you can there by train. The museum is inside an ex factory very well restructured, that would be beautiful even if empty, and has an amazing permanent collection from top contemporary artists. Beacon is a small village in the beautiful Hudson River, go and visit it... More

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I had not been to DIA for a few years. Just walking through the former factory is a delightful experience regardless of your background or interests in art. You see an extraordinary variety of abstract art that can be so incredible that you want to watch for an eternity or so ordinary that you wonder what makes it art. No... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Amazing. And you can go there taking the train in Grand Central Station, and travelling 1h and half.

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