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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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The new museum

Great place for modern art. Also the grounds are so pretty, great walk from town to the museum. The museum itself is close to the train station and this is a great weekend getaway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This old-factory-turned-minimalist museum is about 1.5hours by train (enjoyable!) from Grand Central station. The architecture of the building itself is clean, light and allows to explore the works of various modern artists without disctraction. Most of the art is abstract and sometimes needs concentration to grasp it - so don't expect a museum like the Metropolitan which offers many pieces... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Once old warehouses, have been transformed to this very large oasis for all kinds of art. Painting, bronzes all different media make this a must place to see in the Hudson Valley. Set on beautiful acres overlooking the Hudson River is a great place for any art lover and the perfect place to teach your children about art. Don't forget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great place for modern art. Also the grounds are so pretty, great walk from town to the museum. The museum itself is close to the train station and this is a great weekend getaway from new york.

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Columbus
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21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is an interesting museum if you like very, very modern art. We do, so we liked it. Also had a nice lunch and enjoyed sitting out on the grounds overlooking the river.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The museum is not for everyone. If abstract, large-scale installations aren't your jam then maybe save the admission money. But if you do like that sort of thing, this place is great. The building itself is cool and there is a lot of variety in the types of art on display. The outdoor garden and proximity to the Hudson River... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The museum is a modern art museum, so the exhibits are definitely incredibly abstract and not for everyone. With that said, I brought a class of 6th graders (only 6 of them with 3 adults) and they were rude to us. The manager threatened us upon arrival ("If I hear from my staff that your students were touching anything or... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

One can take a half-hour or so walk or a taxi from the station to one of this amazing museum of modern art. In a former factory, the Dia space allows for installations of rarely-seen works, some enormous. We admit, not all of it is our "cup of tea." But it opened our eyes and minds. Some families were there... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Modern art in an old biscuit factory, a wonderful location for the art as the venue becomes part of the art. The garden is also beautifully landscaped to create a visually stunning experience. The experience for us also involved a scenic train journey for almost one and a half hours along the Hudson River. The only issue was it was... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our first trip there was spectacular. Natural light indoors plus a well-landscaped outdoor space make this a superior museum experience.

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Tampa, Florida
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Built in an old abandoned factory, the curious old structure becomes part of the art. At times the atmosphere seems akin to Alcatraz. Some of the art is wonderous and inventive like the huge bent steel structures in the basement.Lois Bourgeois's sculpures are haunting and thoughtful. Some of the "art" seems more like a joke on the audience-white on white... More 

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Address: 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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