This reinstallation of the Palermo galleries centers on Times of the Day I–VI (1974–76), a six-part series comprising 24 individual paintings, which the artist began two years after relocating to New York City and taking up painting on aluminum panels. The paintings were executed on square panels divided into three horizontal bands painted with vibrant and saturated colors. The chromatic juxtapositions, organized in a sequence ranging from bright to opaque hues, allude to the shift of light as the day progresses from sunrise to noon and from sunset to dusk. The fore gallery leading into Times of the Day I–VI features Untitled (Totem) (1964–67) and Winkel rot-Weiß (Angle Red-White) (1965), two works from Dia's collection on view for the first time at Dia:Beacon.
Shortly before his death in 1977, German painter Blinky Palermo created his most significant cycle of paintings, dedicating it "to the people of nyc." The work consists of 15 parts, composed from 40 painted aluminum panels arranged in combinations of cadmium red, cadmium yellow and black.