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Incredible Modern Art

If you like cubism, modern art this is the place for you. The DIA is huge and so of its collection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Garrett S
Large open contemporary art Museum

Old factory converted to an art museum multiple levels large Open Spaces. Interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott B
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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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3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Garrett S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled from Manhattan to visit the Dia Beacon Museum in the old Nabisco cardboard box factory. The exhibits were interesting in that many of them left me wondering if I in fact knew what art was. I really thought I did, but this museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old factory converted to an art museum multiple levels large Open Spaces. Interesting exhibits good food family friendly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great space, focusing on modern art and installation with landscaped gardens outdoors that were lovely. The art is not for everyone but the overall experience was enjoyable. Would probably not revisit for the art.

1  Thank Sujoyini M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible building that's a piece of art on it's own. The lighting is stunning and artificial light wasn't even needed in many of the galleries because of the large windows and towering ceilings. Fantastic exhibits and well placed/spaced with plenty of room to breathe. Highly...More

2  Thank Mary O
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by during a visit to Beacon to get out of the rain and, well, I just didn’t get it. Most of the art is well beyond my simple grasp and it seems like they could have done a lot more with such an...More

Thank GNussen
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Incredible contemporary Art Museum Dia beacon is an amazing contemporary Art Museum located right on the Hudson river and what was once a manufacturing town. It is housed in a former box factory which is an incredible showcase for always interesting rotating exhibitions. The food...More

Thank wilmahawkins
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Love having Dia in Beacon. Great resource for students living in the community with an interest in Art. Dia Teen program was a big part of my daughter's life for 4years and had a great impact on her plan to continue her studies

1  Thank NieceyWH
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The building itself, which was a train station previously. We were disappointed with many of the installations. The flow from installation to installation was not easy and in fact, easy to miss. There were some,awesome installations. It really is what each person feels. Some were...More

2  Thank trying2seeb4Idie
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