The Hudson Valley is on the top of my destinations whenever I have a free weekend. The combination of water, mountains and a cool art scene are enough to make my heart explode. That’s where Dia:Beacon comes in.

I distinctly remember the first time I walked into Dia:Beacon. It is an unassuming space from the outside, but take just one step inside and prepare to be stopped in your tracks. You’ll be greeted with an industrial space filled with some of the best contemporary artists you can find.



DIA: Beacon
3 Beekman St
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-0100

Dia:Beacon is a contemporary art museum located in the Hudson Valley in New York. The museum was mounted in a former box printing factory owned by Nabisco. It’s run through the Dia Art Foundation, which has multiple locations throughout New York and the American West.

Many of the works on display are permanent installations, but they also rotate exhibitions and their collection throughout the year so it’s worth multiple visits. I’m telling you, large scale and site specific art installations are literally what my dreams are made of. Grab your friends and get in a car or the train from NYC and spend the afternoon at Dia: Beacon. 


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