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Dia:Beacon

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Address: 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
Phone Number: 845.440.0100
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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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Relaxing Museum in a small town

A great day escape from NYC on a beautiful train ride. The museum is a short walk from the train station and features mostly minimalist and conceptual art from classic minimalist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second (and third) trip to DIA. The Richard Serra exhibits are incredible. Why I travel here when there are so many good museums in Manhattan: the exhibits here are done at such a large scale, that you're obligated to encounter them and react. It's impossible to have a passive visit because the nature of the art is... More 

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Central Village, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We weren't sure what to expect - it certainly is not the typical art museum! We were most impressed with the size of the artistic work and its presentation. The amount of work done in decorating walls with geometric patterns and lines is mind-boggling. It's hard to describe - this is not the typical "oil on canvas" pictures hanging on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this museum -- a good coffee shop, an extraordinary book store with several hundred art books, interesting modern art, and very knowledgeable staff. The grounds are very beautiful and an easy trail leads down to the Long Dock Park and an interesting installation by George Trakas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dia: Beacon is a wonderful museum. The basement you can skip it is not that great. The art at Dia is amazing. The gardens are wonderful. The light part is very cool. The café is great! The kids Mac and Cheese is very tiny. the fruit pops are very good. Dia Beacon is a wonderful place!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over-zealous staff on exhibitions; good books (how are bike rides related to art? Nevermind); and horrible bathrooms. Don't go here for the Met or the Frick. It is Dia. You know, all you weekenders.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to this museum for years. It's affordable, and it is fun because the exhibits are interactive. All of the art is modern and strange, some of it is even a little creepy. The exhibits don't really change, but they never get boring. The museum also has a gorgeous outdoor area with gardens and areas to relax.... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of our day at DIA: Beacon, I could not decide on what was more impressive: the expansive installations of major artworks or the building itself. This former Nabisco box printing factory, with its concrete, steel and remarkable natural light, was constructed in 1929. It now serves as the backdrop for what was the first facility of its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was built in the old Nabisco factory keeping the original wood flooring. The place is expansive, with room after room of tastefully arranged art. Museum employees are stationed throughout and are helpful in providing answers and information about the current exhibits. There are different levels to the museum and a lovely outdoor space. So, allow yourself four or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great day escape from NYC on a beautiful train ride. The museum is a short walk from the train station and features mostly minimalist and conceptual art from classic minimalist artists. MTA offers a great packaged deal on the Metro Northern line, which follows the scenic Hudson River from the Manhattan to the quaint town of Beacon. Visit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend a couple of hours enjoying the varied contemporary art work housed in this beautifully restored former Nabisco factory. We especially enjoyed the large Serra pieces and the Flavin display of fluorescent lights.

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