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Dia:Beacon

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Address: 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508
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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Tribute to modernism

A worthwhile trip if you enjoy modernist works. Sprawling grounds with the works housed in a former factory. There's also a nice shop to get souvenirs from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken S
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A worthwhile trip if you enjoy modernist works. Sprawling grounds with the works housed in a former factory. There's also a nice shop to get souvenirs from.

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Thank Ken S
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was not a great place. Hardly even a good place. I don't really like museums but this is a new thing. Blinky Palermo and John Chamberlain had good art everything else was average. I walked into a room with screans and the guy screamed at me not to touch it even though I never did. I give this... More 

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Thank Jigsbo
New York
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful space even on a gloomy wintery day. There was a really interesting mix of modern art on display and the Richard Serra sculptures are pretty amazing. I plan on going back in the Spring / Summer with a picnic, the grounds are so lovely overlooking the river and it's such an easy trip from Grand Central.

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Thank Sarah R
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I think it's something everyone needs to see once. Some of the exhibits are modern and seem bizarre. Others are profound. A young child could go there and be amused. So it could be a good family experience

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Thank Louise N
Mohegan Lake, New York
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92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We have been here a few times. Today we got there in time for a tour. It was a very enjoyable tour. Almost all the exhibits were new.

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Thank Shekse
Vernon, New Jersey
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99 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This art gallery has many different works in it. Being a photography major I understood most of the art. This place is such a cool area to put art in. I would go back again.

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Thank Brie V
Oakland, CA
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A couple of years ago we happily discovered the incredible factory re-use in North Adams, Massachusetts for the overwhelming MASS MoCA museum, incredible displays and space. Equally so is Dia: Beacon, a 300,000SF ex-Nabisco factory on the edge of the Hudson River in New York. Not knowing what to expect, we wandered in and were knocked-out. A lot of what... More 

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Commack, New York
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92 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Even contemporary art has it's limits to the viewer so I feel bad not liking the artist highlighted. Art is very objective. My sister and I felt we did our part for the arts with the admission fee. We did laugh like we hadn't since we where kinds and had a great meal up the hill. My advise is to... More 

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Thank Instead74
Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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90 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

A very entertaining place to visit. The old warehouse is perfectly suited to the exhibits. As with all modern art, what we all like is very subjective, but the explanations given with each piece really help you understand what the artist was getting at. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Martin E
princeton
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The art here was very unique - much of it needing the huge space that the Dia has. Much of it was new to me but I enjoyed the uniqueness and the whole experience.

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