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Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
+1 845-440-0100
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I really enjoyed this!

I am really surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did-I generally lean toward the more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
trinket2006
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Marlboro, New York
Planned a few days

A little north for a rest and see. This is a complete space devoted to art. It is not impressionist... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mitchell F
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New York City, New York
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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 2 days ago

I am really surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did-I generally lean toward the more traditional--but i really enjoyed the afternoon I spent here!

Thank trinket2006
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A little north for a rest and see. This is a complete space devoted to art. It is not impressionist or religious or what most museums host. It is a very interesting exhibit of artists creations that you would rarely expect to view. Nice coffee...More

Thank Mitchell F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge building filled with really interesting very minimalistic art. Always something new around every corner. Some pieces I liked more than others but a lovely day trip out of New York City. We took the train from Grand Central. It's walking distance to the train...More

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dia: Beacon is truly one of the most sublime spaces for the exhibition of contemporary art in the world. The collection is not encyclopedic but specific, with a very definite point of view, showing a number of artists in great depth. However, contemporary art is...More

2  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum. Do visit, lovely setting terrific collection. Helpful staff wonderful lunch spot and lunch selections.

Thank StanLee0413
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

While some of the exhibits (e.g. dirt on the floor) certainly stretched out artistic boundaries, the Dia was part of an enjoyable afternoon in Beacon. Loved the various fluorescent light exhibits, and large industrial steel installations - both of which played very well with their...More

1  Thank WTNashville
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My first visit to this awesome arena was wonderful which I expected it to last for only three hours but due to the kind of preferential treathment I got over there, it lasted more than expected.

Thank Austina89
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This truly remarkable and memorable museum Is set in the former Nabisco package production plant. It specializes in large pieces of modern art. Some are just huge. The space is amazing for presenting this type of art. Loved the Richard Serra pieces. The town of...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I love art but wasn't a minimal art fan and Mr M rarely jumps onboard with me to see contemporary exhibitions but we both LOVE this museum. The curation, the exhibitions, the art works, the space, the grounds, the location. It's wonderful.

1  Thank Lady M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

W had no idea what to expect in this museum and the art work was an enjoyable surprise. The setting in a former industrial space, a box manufacturing building, was unique and the art collection was even more so. Although we were definitely the oldest...More

1  Thank Granitestater87
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