Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries is the museum for the Dia Art Foundation's collection of art from the 1960s to the present. The museum, which opened in 2003, is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. Dia:Beacon occupies a former Nabisco box-printing facility that was renovated by Dia with artist Robert Irwin and architects Alan Koch, Lyn Rice, Galia Solomonoff, and Linda Taalman, then of OpenOffice. Along with Dia's permanent collection, Dia:Beacon also presents temporary exhibitions, as well as public programs designed to complement the collection and exhibitions, including monthly Gallery Talks, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Events, Community Free Days for neighboring counties, and an education program that serves area students at all levels. With 160000sqft, it is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the country for modern and contemporary art.OverviewDia pioneered the conversion of industrial buildings for the installation of contemporary art, a practice and aesthetic now widely adopted by museums and galleries internationally. Dia's most recent conversion, its museum in Beacon, is located in a former printing plant built in 1929 by Nabisco (National Biscuit Company). The museum is sited on thirty-one acres on the banks of the Hudson River, and is adjacent to ninety acres of riverfront parkland. It is a five-minute walk from the Metro-North train station in Beacon, 60 miles (80 minutes by train) north of New York City.Use our Beacon vacation trip planner to visit Dia:Beacon on your trip to Beacon, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Mitchell FAugust 12, 2017
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 y... more »
Alexandra FAugust 11, 2017
A 1h20 de NYC au départ de grand central terminal ( à voir aussi !), charmante petite ville de Beacon avec son diner typique, des jolies maisons typiques, et Dia Beacon, vaste lieu dédié à l'art conte... more »1 h 20 from NYC originally from grand central terminal (in see also!), charming small town of Beacon with its typical dinner, pretty typical houses, and Dia Beacon, vast place dedicated to contemporary art in a former factory converted nicely. Frankly to see to do! Output exotic staff, a break away from the bustle of Manhattan. A beautiful place that deserves more space in tourist guides. Contemporary art lovers: go ahead!
Valerie GAugust 5, 2017
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 t... more »
Robert LehmannJune 13, 2017
The 2h train ride from NYC to this hidden gem is definitely worth it. In contrast to many comparable museums with such a great collection and space it is not overrun at all. Perfect for a relaxing Sunday out of the city.
Toby PannoneJune 7, 2017
Lots of interesting and picture worthy exhibits. Plus, they're all permanent, so you can go back and see it again any time. My personal favourite is the community bed.
Ryan MichaudJuly 8, 2017
An incredible space. Loved exploring and experiencing each exhibit. Great for a day date.
Menny HaikeMay 24, 2017
Other than the great getaway deal from NYC, the museum is a big breath of air after NYC museums. The store is relatively small and the museum is well organized and beautifully curated
Terence McCormickMay 25, 2017
Amazing museum. Huge place with a lot of interesting installations. A must see spot if you are in the area and worth a trip if you aren't.
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