One-Day (Outbound) Getaways
Located on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon is just an 80-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal. Occupying a former Nabisco box printing factory, the museum is the home for Dia’s collection of art from the 1960’s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Since its opening in 2003, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the City of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination.
In keeping with Dia’s history of single-artist presentations, each gallery was designed specifically for the presentation of one artist’s work.
Dia worked closely with the artist Robert Irwin to design a twenty-first century museum, with nearly 240,000 square feet of gallery space that retained the original character of the building. Dia:Beacon is often referred to as a “daylight museum” because its expansive galleries include nearly 34,000 square feet of skylights – which is an unusual characteristic for an art museum.
Dia:Beacon is part of Dia Art Foundation's constellation of sites.
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Purchase your package from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Beacon Station) and through WebTicket.
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