Dia Beacon

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Art Galleries • Art Museums
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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Located in a former Nabisco box-printing factory, Dia Beacon presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs.
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Martha B
Boston, MA44 contributions
Great space
Jul 2021
Definitely recommend! Some great new modern pieces, loved the downstairs experience! A few too many color field works, but overall great space! Easy to find, easy parking and reasonable price.
Written July 14, 2021
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Afoodie65
Cold Spring, NY1,200 contributions
Not for everyone's taste
Nov 2020
It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
That being said, Dia Beacon is not for everyone BUT everyone should take a little time to visit this museum, if only to get some appreciation for what the other side calls art.
The building has been converted from an old Nabisco factory and in some places the stark walls of the factory have been preserved.
A place to return to if only to see the varying displays.
Our last visit was approximately 10 years ago and I can see myself returning in the future.
Written December 31, 2020
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Glen M
Pikesville, MD1 contribution
Phony crap pretending to be art
Feb 2020
And they call this art? Some do, obviously, but putting broken glass on a floor is something I can do at home. Or digging a hole in the ground. Or painting the date of the year on piece of wood indicating the date I painted it. We thought the entry area was under construction only to learn that it was an exhibit. Some people will be impressed. We thought it was pretentious junk. The building and the staff were nice.
Written December 5, 2020
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funnywriter
New York192 contributions
An Outstanding Museum Experience
Oct 2020
How wonderful it is to visit a museum in the Hudson River Valley that taps so deeply into world of contemporary art. The monumental works on display offer rich and occasionally unsettling experiences, inviting the viewer to participate in these daring attempts to reframe how we look at--and think about--the world we occupy and the space we walk through. This is not just a cute way to pass time on a rainy day. The Dia Beacon offers a world-class museum experience.
Written October 13, 2020
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suzzym
New York City, NY244 contributions
Wonderful place to see contemporary art
Sep 2020 • Couples
The facility is top notch - huge and lots of natural light. It was a Nabisco box factory at one time. If you enjoy contemporary art they have a great selection of artists, with a focus on sculpture and sculptural works produced between the 1960s and 2000s. Great place to spend an afternoon.
Written September 11, 2020
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Hsin-Yi W
Forest Hills, NY967 contributions
Great exhibition for modern art
Sep 2019 • Friends
If you are a fan of modern art, you must love the exhibition in Dia:Beacon. The artists are creative and attentive to present their ideas of life, reality or imagination.

We also recommend to visit Cold Spring on the same trip which is a great place for hiking.
Written March 28, 2020
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John H
Millbrook, NY6 contributions
nice museum
Jan 2020
We love this art museum. It is near by, no trip to NYC necessary. The last Sunday of he month is free for local residents to enjoy classic modern/contemporary art. This time we visited the facility it seemed cold with very low lighting. Maybe it was the season or just to protect the art. Anyway, it was difficult to see some of the details. But over all a good experience.
Written February 18, 2020
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LisaKay50
Fredericksburg, VA102 contributions
Provocative exhibits in a beautiful building worth the trip from NYC
Feb 2020
I like art museums but sometimes they can be dull or puzzling. The art displayed at this one is astounding in size and impact. Helpful cards are available to explain more about the artist and why the work was done. I would return (all the way from California) just to go again. Took train up from NYC. There are package deals that save a few $ if you buy RT train ticket and museum admission together at the train station. Also, you won't have to wait in the admission line when you get to the museum. Dia and the main part of town are an easy walk from the station. Museum is much larger than it appears when you first arrive so plan for 1-2 hours to see everything. We went in winter so the grounds were not in bloom but even so it looked like a pretty area to enjoy relaxing after touring the museum. Be sure to go all the way to the waterfall at the end of town. The Roundhouse At Beacon is a good place for refreshment with a view of the falls.
Written February 18, 2020
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John B
Pelham, NY562 contributions
Dia: Beacon
Jan 2020
Went to Dia yesterday.
It was a beautiful day.....sunny in the 60's in Mid January!!
I have been to Dia before.
It is a fantastic venue to view art.
And they do a great job of displaying the work.
I honestly am not a huge fan of contemporary art, but I always find some interesting things to look at when I come here.
It is definitely worth visiting.
Written January 13, 2020
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Henny Renjo
Melbourne, Australia168 contributions
Worth the trip
Dec 2019
We needed a break from busy New York so took the train to Beacon from Grand Central Station. Costing about $20 each way. The roughly hour-long trip runs along the Hudson so gives plenty of pretty views even in the depths of winter. On arrival follow the well signposted 10 minute walk from Beacon Station to the Dia building. The ticket, cloak room and cafe are all just inside the light-filled entrance. We had the delicious homemade soup of the day before exploring the work in these remarkable spaces. Not everything was too my taste or interesting to me but there was enough that did engage to spend an enjoyable hour or two.
Written January 1, 2020
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Dia Beacon is open:
  • Thu - Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM