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Address: 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
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11:00 - 16:00
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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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Interesting and cool museum

My friend and I spent a few hours in DIA Beacone museum and just loved it. We started with a guided tour that was really nice and touched all the main interest points in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of those places that is great when you are looking where to take people from out of town. I'd been "meaning to go" for years, so the visitors were a good excuse and we all had a great time. It's a good place to go on your own as well because the exhibits do change, but it's... More 

Thank LMFMarlboro
woodstock new york
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beacon is a wonderful charming town about an hour south east of Woodstock. This is an arts town, and has many galleries with some good art. Dia is an amazinging venue for cutting edge contemporary art and famous throughout the Hudson Valley. Was there once and enjoyed it very much.

Thank alanjgreenhalgh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I spent a few hours in DIA Beacone museum and just loved it. We started with a guided tour that was really nice and touched all the main interest points in the museum, and then we looked around by ourselves. The museum is bigger then a first impression might suggest and the clean, minimalistic works that we... More 

Thank Barak T
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to museums all over the world but the Dia Beacon is top of our list. Hard to describe but the works are unusual, well curated and extremely worth visiting. See the photos.

Thank arthshapiro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been wanting to check this place out for a while, I am glad we did make sure you find the exhibits downstairs and on the third floor we almost missed them!

Thank Cnmy2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was amazed at the large space and collections. They were mostly child friendly, with your supervision. Great for modern art lovers or anyone with a curiosity of out-of-the box, turning art inside out thinking. I would definitely return too see new exhibits.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

What an amazing experience. There is no shortage of very interesting and thought provoking exhibits. I would highly recommend the free tour that they offer. We learned sooo much more then just exploring on our own. The guide was extremely fun and knowledgable. We spent another few hours explore on our own after the tour applying what we learned from... More 

Thank Frank T
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Spent a couple of hours wandering around this exceptional gallery.. Great installations by imaginative artists. Well worth the hour train journey from Grand Central Station, which in itself is a fabulous place to spend a few hours. The town of Beacon is quaint, but really really cold in winter. The Taco restaurant is also well worth the visit.

Thank LeighSydneyChina195
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Understand that this is installation art and not appropriate for children. The space is truly amazing and so wonderful that the building was saved. There is minimal outdoor space but enough parking. I visited in February so I'm certain the landscaping looks better at other times of the year. The indoor space is so vast that you will be walking... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Fun to visit this museum. Not my fave kind of art but the space is pretty incredible. And vast. The melted car sculptures were cool. The basement was interesting. The math squares were not for me.

Thank lizziegeesam

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