I’ve recently taken a trip to Dia: Beacon, an art museum located in Beacon, New York, and I really enjoy the experience. In this post, I will highlight my favorite installations and share some photos. I will try not to share too much because I think it’s best if you go experience it yourself.
If art is your thing, I highly suggest you take a day trip here and stop by Woodbury Common Outlet for some shopping on the way back to the city.
I live in Brooklyn, so commuting upstate with minimal traffic takes about 2 hours. Wintertime, so there isn’t much to see or do outdoors, so this is perfect. Considering how often I used to hike and do road trips, that was not too bad at all. I hope you enjoy this post and thank you for stopping by.
Dia Beacon is an art museum in Beacon, New York, that opened in May of 2003. It’s a 300,000 square foot factory building built by Nabisco in 1929. Dia Beacon is known as a “daylight museum” all thanks to the skylights that provide incredible light in the galleries, perfect as a site for contemporary art.
3 Beekman Street, Beacon, New York
Dia Beacon is located 1/2 mile from the Beacon train station. If you’re coming from New York, take the Metro-North Railroad trains from Grand Central Terminal and Poughkeepsie. More transportation information, here.
Friday–Monday, 10 am–4 pm
$15/person ($12/students, seniors, and visitors with disabilities) – Admission is by advance reservation. Get tickets here! It’s a timed entry, but you’re allowed to spend as much time as you want in there. I’ve spent about 2 hours.
There is a bookshop and a cafe. It’s spacious, and there’s really no right way to explore the museum. You can take as much time as you want!
Franz Erhard Walther
Andy Warhol: Shadows
Hope you’ve enjoyed scrolling through the photos. My favorite part of the entire experience is the actual space that the museum is in. It’s a sunny day, so the museum gets a lot of incredible light. If you don’t like modern art, then it’s probably not for you. I’d prefer some pieces from some artists more than the others, but altogether, they make a great selection worth a visit.