Mornings O U T: DIA: BEACON

December 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Last weekend, Ashley and I ventured North for a BFF Day away.  We chose Beacon, NY because we’d both never been, it’s not too far from the city, and we’d heard good things. UM. BEACON IS GREAT. But Beacon’s jewel, DIA was really, really great.

Pulled from their site: Dia was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. To suggest the institution’s role in enabling such ambitions, they selected the name “Dia,” taken from the Greek word meaning “through.”

Dia’s Beacon location opened in 2003, and it is housed in a former Nabisco Box Printing Factory. Artists on display and in the permanent collection are: Robert Irwin, Robert Morris, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, and others.

10/10.

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UM. GIANT MARSHMALLOW-Y BED U CAN LAY ON.

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Second coffee & watching sunlight through the hedges was the best part of my December. LOOK AT THOSE PLANT WALLS. We spent hours in DIA , and I only took photos of a fraction of the space. Return trip is a must.   Plan your visit!

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