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Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
+1 845-440-0100
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This is a place to be

My first visit to this awesome arena was wonderful which I expected it to last for only three hours... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austina89
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American Samoa
Wow!

This truly remarkable and memorable museum Is set in the former Nabisco package production plant... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert F
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Westport, Connecticut
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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!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508-2521
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago 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

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Lady M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Granitestater87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Modern Contemporary Art Museum. We went there on Day when Ulster County residents could go for free and enjoyed everything we saw. Lots of sculptures and lost of photo opportunities.

Thank saulite777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had known about Dia:Beacon from before it opened, but only finally managed to visit almost 14 years after it first opened. We won't wait another 14, before we go back. We saved the best for almost last: the Richard Serra "Torqued Ellipses" are just...More

Thank Y2807RUlaurab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Likely you will find works in this museum that you hate as well as installations that will touch you deeply. On my first visit to Dia: Beacon shortly after it opened over 10 years ago I discovered the work of Richard Serra and have been...More

Thank skatsof
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated in the old Nabisco box factory which has been beautifully turned into a great viewing space. The cafe offers a great selection tion of food. Occasionally a live performance. Easy access from I84 or the train station.

Thank dimdoozle16
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This former Nabisco plant, now modern art museum is really not to be missed! The variety of work was diverse and thought provoking. But being a bit arrogant, I did say,"I really could do that." The installation art was amazing.

Thank mlkSrq
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Dia Beacon is north of New York City; the train ride on the Hudson River line takes about 90 minutes or so. The building has about 300,000 square feet of floor space, so some very large works of art can be shown on a permanent...More

Thank Out_of_valley
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