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Sunday, February 25 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day Trip: Dia:Beacon: Guided Tour - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT

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Website: https://www.diaart.org/visit/visit/diabeacon-beacon-united-states


Occupying a former Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia:Beacon presents the Dia Art Foundation collection of post-modern and conceptual art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Attendees will take a special guided tour of the collection and the impressive building.


The original building had many key design elements that made it an appealing site for contemporary art, including broad spans between supporting columns and more than 34,000-square-feet of skylights. Today these skylights provide natural light in the galleries and have uniquely established Dia:Beacon as a “daylight museum.” Working closely with artist Robert Irwin, Dia devised a masterplan to create a twenty-first century museum building that retained the original character of the building. For the exterior setting, Irwin designed seasonally-changing gardens. In keeping with Dia’s history of single-artist, site-related presentations, each gallery was designed specifically for the presentation of one artist’s work. Examples include Dan Flavin’s series of fluorescent light “Monuments to V. Tatlin;” Joseph Beuys’ mixed-media installations such as Fond III/3 (1979) and Fond IV/4 (1979); Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipses (2007); and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West (1967/2002).


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 9:00 AM to walk together to Grand Central. We will be taking a Metro North train from Grand Central that departs at 9:43 AM and arrive at 11:24 AM in Beacon. The train back will depart at 3:12 PM and return to New York at 4:41 PM.


Lunch will be included. Participants may select from the choices offered under Option Two of the Homespun Dia:Beacon Café Boxed Lunch Menu: https://dia.qi-cms.com/media/_file/webpdfs/dia-cafe-boxed-lunch-options-2017.pdf. Participants will be contacted directly about their choice by February 5, 2018.


Accessibility: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking.


Maximum Participants: 20
Administrative Fee: $82

Sunday February 25, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Dia:Beacon 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508

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