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Dia:Beacon

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3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
+1 845-440-0100
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Good museum with a few pros and cons

This is a very unique museum. It's giant and all of the art inside is pretty much also giant. Many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ibadger
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New York City, New York
Unusual Art Museum - “What is Art?”

Dia Beacon is a unique Art Museum. You will question “What is Art?” while you’re viewing pieces in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ed S
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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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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!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very unique museum. It's giant and all of the art inside is pretty much also giant. Many of the pieces are things you can walk into or through and they are usually overwhelming or mindblowing in some way. So yeah, it's like...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dia Beacon is a unique Art Museum. You will question “What is Art?” while you’re viewing pieces in the museum and long after. Located in the cute town of Beacon, NY near the Hudson River. There is nothing “regular” about this museum: The building that...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

DIA is a remarkable 1929 building with natural light that is perfect for large contemporary installations. Much of this art needs to be experienced and understood from multiple perspectives, highly integrative and multi-sensory. This is not your "grandma's" art museum, but among contemporary spaces it...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

This place is a lot of fun. Whatever you do, don't miss the Serra. I've seen several of his humongous steel shapes elsewhere, and this one is a delight. Also don't miss the negative space exhibit! Especially the square on the end of the row...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The space is phenomenal. It is a converted Nabisco box printing facility. The pieces are lit almost entirely by natural light. A must see.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon at the museum with my wife. The space is large and the pieces that are been exhibited are large and strategically placed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very good. I did not know what to expect but I was duly...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The exhibit is sad. Nothing we saw today should even remotely be called art. I was disappointed with the inauthentic (and pompous) descriptions of various exhibits. The best part of my trip was the lovely views of the Hudson River from the building. If I...More

2  Thank XYZ019
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Dia:Beacon was the absolute highlight of our time in New York. If you are in NYC you can get the train from Grand Central which is really very beautiful, the train line follows the Hudson taking in dreamy hills and woodlands. Dia:Beacon is a short...More

1  Thank rachietown
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

If you find you only have time to do one thing in the town of Beacon, put this at the top of the list. On a weekend away in the Catskills, my boyfriend and I passed through Beacon on the way home. Parking is pretty...More

1  Thank Patricia J
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

One of Beacon's biggest attractions nowadays is Dia, a captivating modern art museum and space. You could spend hours here. We spent longer than we thought we would. Once past the cafe at the entrance, you'll find yourself in what was once a factory, which...More

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