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best use of a day. I have only been here twice but it happened both times... I found when I left... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie S
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Didn’t regret making a day trip here..

This museum is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. We took a train from... read more

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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!
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

best use of a day. I have only been here twice but it happened both times... I found when I left the museum my mind had been reconfigured in a much more spacious way. Because of this it's one of my favorite places in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. We took a train from Grand Central Terminal to this city. You can walk from the station to the museum but it is not a short walk. We did enjoy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never seen so many large works of art and installations installed in one location before. This is a really awe-inspiring collection. They have numerous pieces from artists that are in the collection at places like the Guggenheim, MoMA, etc. but in a more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible - kicking ourselves that we never visited sooner!!! So many great pieces under one roof and only 90 minutes from Grand Central - GO New Yorkers!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TomofNewYorkCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot to visit large installations of conceptual/minimalist modern art. Kids basically ran around enjoying the open spaces. Amazing light for taking photos. Worth the stop if you like modern art/large installations. The grounds and architecture (refurbished factory) are stunning, along the side of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I didn't really read much about the museum prior to the visit but I imagined it to be huge because it was Nabisco factory before. It is really huge and all space such that all the minimal style of art you can imagine looks fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

A great place to go to. They have a diverse amount of activities. Had a great time there with a couple of girlfriends. Would love to go back. I think they did go back to kayak. A fun place to be.......

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

The museum and its exhibits are so underwhelming and disappointing, go to the MoMa or another museum instead. The train journey was the highlight of the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marceaman
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I think the title artist is given out to easy. I have worked on many school plays ,built sets , made props ,sculptures,combined pieces to create costumes, made costumes, drawings and paintings and do not call myself an artist . I think that as obscure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Jet54033855294
Reviewed November 10, 2018

If you like cubism, modern art this is the place for you. The DIA is huge and so of its collection needs a vast canvas.

Date of experience: November 2018
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