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Address: 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Phone Number: 845.440.0100
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Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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A stop at Dia:Beacon was suggested when friends heard we'd be in the area for a college visit. I'm glad we took their advice. My daughter is an art lover, and Dia didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go every 4th of July to Beacon. Whether you understand the artist or not, the big pieces by Serra are the highlight of the museum. If you can get the private tour, you actually get in to see the North/South/East/West in the floor section. It's awesome! Highly recommend you pay the museum a visit!

Thank Robyn K
Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stop at Dia:Beacon was suggested when friends heard we'd be in the area for a college visit. I'm glad we took their advice. My daughter is an art lover, and Dia didn't disappoint. We had a nice, leisurely visit and took many pictures. Really interesting setting.

Thank AllesonWonderland
Cold Spring, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful grounds and a wonderful place to spend a rainy day! Grab a bite for lunch, roam around the grounds and enjoy the unique art!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I agree with other contributors who stated the Emperor's New Clothes analogy. After viewing the NY Met and Frick collection on our holiday, this gallery really mocks truly talented artists who have produced marvellous work over the centuries. But we had the most amazing laughs,with tears pouring down our cheeks over some of the exhibits.I can dig a hole, pile... More 

Thank Lisa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This art museum is a fantastic place to visit. The exhibits are excellent and some of them are even a little mind blowing. Our 13 year old son enjoyed it as well. A great place to visit and relax on a hot afternoon!

Thank Patrick E
Easton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a modern art lover's dream: a beautiful repurposed space with beautiful, natural light.

Thank Amy142362
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

(Family with 4 and 15 year old) Among the greatest of arts-focused industrial reuse projects, Dia Beacon is a shrine for the work of many of artists of the New York scene who made it big in the 60s and onward. Where else can you see Robert Smithsons? The sheer quantity of Richard Serras.... The special installation by Michael Heizer... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here at a friend's urging who loves modern art and knows I'm not a "modern art" aficionado, preferring antiques and historical artifacts to paintings and such. The museum is in a huge building that was a Nabisco box factory. The building itself is fascinating. In all honesty I was somewhat mystified by some of the art but I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dia Beacon is a great place to visit.The fee to enterwould be $20.00 and less.if you are interested in art you will love this place.The art is contemporary art so if you visit multiple times you will see lots more art!!!Go to Dia Beacon.

Thank Glenn w
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dia Beacon is the ultimate large scale art experience. If you come early you can be the only visitor in the different galeries. Dan Flavin and Richard Serra are top exhibits. But there is more to enjoy. The shop has an interesting art book collection and the café offers perfect lunches.

Thank Ronald B

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