Housed in a former Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson, the museum was designed with the help of artist Robert Irwin. Its collection of minimalist and land art includes exemplary works by Richard Serra, Walter de Maria, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter, and Donald Judd. Ask the gallery attendants—nicely!—to open the gate so you can walk right up to Heizer’s sculptures and see their scale. This works best on the weekends.
Located at 3 Beekman Street. The largest contemporary art museum in the country. Very much worth a visit.
Visit Dia: Beacon and then spend time walking around the Town. It has been revitalized in the past decade and has made a remarkable turnaround.
16.1 miles - So close and so amazing! Contemporary arts. Some pieces are on long term display but much of the space has changing exhibits. Check online to see whose work is being shown. After you spend hours roaming the museum hit up Quinn’s on Main st. for some ramen and a cocktail. Best way…
“If you are going south to go home you can visit here. An hour away from Kingston via I-87 south. A 500-acre outdoor museum containing what is perhaps the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States. ”
“a great place to meet up with friends and take in some music while enjoying the retro diner feel and fabulous food options.”
“Gluten free bakery that also serves lunch and delicious coffee (roasted on site). Nice outdoor seating area too. Computer and family friendly.”
“One of the best restaurants in Beacon for food. Small indoor dining area (can be crowded on big nights). They also have a lovely outdoor seating area in the back, which is particularly good for brunch.”