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Dia:Beacon

Address: 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Phone Number: 845.440.0100
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Beacon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Founded in 1974, this modern art gallery is well-known for a highly unusual, permanent display by...
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Type: Art museums, Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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!

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Chester, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

For the person like myself who knows little about modern sculpture and other forms of art from the 60's despite being born in the 50's was intrugued by the exhibitions on display .especially the huge pieces which were very impressive

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cornwall, ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I took my three kids here in the spring- great pics outside- you can pretty much do the whole museum in an hour and a half- if your kids are the type that cannot be controlled, have impulses to touch things and don't listen to your directions- this is not not not the place for them. With that said- the... More 

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Chappaqua, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

With all the respect that ANY artist deserves for putting their heart out there for all to see, I simply did not get it. Having lived in NYC for quite some time, and having gone to MoMA and many other modern art galleries, I well know that modern art is weird --and that's what its meant to be. But....a pile... More 

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washington dc
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

because this re-purposed cracker factory uses natural light, i think you could return many different times of the day and see the exhibits differently. we were there near closing time, as it was getting darker, and the effect on some of the pieces was hypnotic. the four richard serra pieces are completely awesome, two of which you can walk inside.... More 

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Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Perfect day for a drive along the Hudson River to enjoy contemporary art. Only 12.00 per adult is a small price to pay for this trip. A former Nabisco packing plant is now home to stunning and some enormous pieces of art. The high hipster factor should have been my first clue that there would be some spectacular art here... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was without a doubt the best museum experience I have ever had. Better than the Tate Modern for repupposing an old facility. So expansive and so well done. The art works on exhibit were fine too but the buildng and the landscape was really as much the showcase. A rare thing where the musuem and the art work complement... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The facility is amazing and worth seeing for it's stark beauty alone. Some of the exhibits I would call art. Others... I guess some if goes beyond my ability to interpret... which I guess is the point of modern art. Don't miss the Richard Serra exhibit and be sure to walk around and into the pieces.

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Tujunga, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Many of the exhibitions are illuminated in filtered natural light only--a boon for their minimalist collection. What a treat to be in the room of Agnes Martin artworks in the late afternoon autumn light. The pieces glowed.

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Burlingame, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you’re interested in 20th & 21st century art, then this museum will not disappoint. The old factory is the perfect place to view the large scale art. The spaces are huge, but the museum has arranged each artist’s works in one area so you can be engrossed in that artist before moving on to another. The space is so... More 

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New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

No matter what you think of the art, you have to love the space and grounds. But for my part, the joy of seeing Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter and a true love, Agnes Martin among some, in a space that is so suited for their work is worth the journey. This is intellectual art and Dia deeply understands it.

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