Dia:Beacon contemporary museum is part of Dia Art Foundation’s constellation of sites. It’s one of our highly recommended NY cultural day trip for art lovers!
Occupying a former Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia:Beacon presents Dia’s collection of art. Expect everything from the 1960’s to the present days, as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Phiuf!
Since its opening in May 2003, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the city of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination for visitors from the region, New York City, and beyond.
Their mission is:
“Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of artists. Dia fulfills its mission by commissioning single artist projects, organizing exhibitions, realizing site-specific installations, and collecting in-depth the work of a focused group of artists of the 1960s and 1970s.”
Also, don’t forget to visit their bookstore and coffee shop before you head back!
Lastly, the car trip takes around 1,5h, so it’s quite close to run off and check the place out during a weekend. You may also go up by train. You can get the Metro-North Railroad trains from Grand Central Terminal.
We love exploring not only New York City, but the gorgeous state of New York.
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If you are interested in a Guided Tour to Dia:Beacon, contact us so we can help you out! It’s also a great option for a corporate activity with your team or clients. Our guides are true experts and will show you a great time!
Enjoy this super cool NY cultural day trip and share your experience with your friends!
January – March: Friday – Monday : 11am – 4-pm
April – October: Thursday – Monday 11am – 6pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday: 11am – 4pm
Dia:Beacon is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays year-round, and on Thursdays in January, February, and March.
Location: 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Dia:Beacon, GOC53, Nicki Sebastian