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Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
+1 845-440-0100
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like church to me

can't say enough about this magical place...fuel for the soul and bracing inspiration. DIA is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nato1989
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NYC
worth it if you're already in the area; very interesting building

Some people love this place; others hate it. I think it's pretty good. We spend all of Saturday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Damon W
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Brooklyn, 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 5 days ago

can't say enough about this magical place...fuel for the soul and bracing inspiration. DIA is a fantastic organization, and invariably nearly everything they do is right up my alley. The installations and pieces they preserve all around the country and particularly in New York City...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some people love this place; others hate it. I think it's pretty good. We spend all of Saturday at Storm King Arts Center (worth a special trip), spent the night nearby, then visited Dia: Beacon before traveling back to New York City. The sheer scale...More

Thank Damon W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends,who had been there before. My husband and I had never heard of the museum before, but enjoyed our visit. The building is huge and very interesting architecturally. Very modern art on3 levels. Not all the work was to my liking, but we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Beacon Disappointing Meal. Just had a meal at the beacon hotel and I was totally disappointed. Ordered the steak meal and received a sub par piece of beef! The vegetables and the mashed potatoes were delicious and prepared to perfection. The steak was barely...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum contains some interesting and unusual Modern art from the 60s and 70s. The place is roomy and great place to visit if you like viewing art without being packed into a crowded environment. The building to me was more interesting than much of...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

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

1  Thank ibadger
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 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

Thank Ed S
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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

1  Thank Jeffrey K
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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.

Thank 149diane
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