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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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spectacular museum - art for the daring

The Dia:Beacon is a very interesting museum of modern (mostly) American art. The space is quite generous and the concept of the organization and of the museum offer to modern and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 18, 2016
Dan R
Herzlia, Israel
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Westchester County, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, what passes for art for some is not what others would call art. The building is wonderful and the cafe is also okay. Worth a trip but the art here varies. Unless you're really a connoisseur of very contemporary art, the gallery is mostly a nice walk through some great industrial housing. There are some classic contemporary pieces (Dan... More 

Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dia hosts and is the home for some of the finest contemporary art in the US. Not all of what they show is accessible to all but everything is worth looking at and experiencing - then make your own evaluation. The best is the best.

Thank angushepburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beacon, NY is an easy train up the Hudson Line (Grand Central Terminal) from Manhattan. My girlfriend booked a spontaneous getaway to Beacon where we stayed in a B&B and took in the local sites on Main street in mid October. Dia, Beacon is a beautifully restored Nabisco warehouse converted into a modern art gallery. The artists are varied in... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the site gorgeous, and the museum terrific, the food in their little care is also wonderful. The whole experience is very upscale, interesting, and satisfying. They make a simple thing like a grilled cheese sandwich healthful and off the charts delicious! Everything else on the menu looked sophisticated and yummy, too. Check it out. Plenty of free... More 

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San diego, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like modern contemporary you will enjoy the Dia:Beacon Museum. If you do not like modern art, pass. Unsure or would like to learn more about art, then give it a try. When you enter the parking lot of Dia:Beacon you will see modern art in the way the parking area is landscaped in specific style and color. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best tip: call and make a pre-opening (or end-of-day) appointment to see the Michael Heiser work from inside the railings. It takes a little pre-planning, but it is unique. Otherwise, don't miss the Serra work downstairs.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at Dia, Beacon: it was a truly memorable, if not wholly transcendent experience. The art on view represents a sampling of the very best conceptual, installation and large sculpture work produced in the 20th/21st C. For the several hours I was there, I felt joy. The building, the light, the grounds, the knowledgeable, charming attendants... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most interesting aspect of this museum is that it concentrates on significant displays of relatively few artists, rather than trying to be encyclopaedic. On this visit, the brochure listed 22 artists on display. Clearly, some of the installations must be semi-permanent. They have the largest set of Serra works I have ever seen in one place - one can't... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The Dia:Beacon is a very interesting museum of modern (mostly) American art. The space is quite generous and the concept of the organization and of the museum offer to modern and contemporary artists opportunities that are not available in many other places. Not everybody will like all the art in the museum, and some may will feel like the heroes... More 

Thank Dan R
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Even though the collection does not rotate very much, I come to this museum at least once a year. It's my most favorite. I live in the city, and this is a wonderful day trip/part of a weekend excursion. The wide open space of this museum, with natural light that changes depending on the season, is refreshing and awe inspiring.... More 

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