Education at Dia:Beacon encompasses educational outreach and public programs, serving K–12 students and the general public with multiple opportunities for learning and engagement through the collection.
Arts Education Program at Dia:Beacon
Since 2001, Dia has worked closely with the Beacon City School District (BCSD) to develop the in-depth Arts Education Program for students of Beacon public schools. In keeping with the innovative nature of the collection on view in Beacon, Dia’s artist educators create original curricula for the intensive, multi-week programs, introducing students to new concepts and modes of artistic practice through direct engagement with contemporary art. The teaching methods of the Arts Education Program are progressive and responsive to the needs of each classroom, thoughtfully incorporating the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts, and whenever possible, the Common Core Learning Standards. Learn more about our Arts Education Program
Group and School Tours
The Dia Guides
lead original, inquiry-based tours for K–12 school groups, college and graduate students, and the general public. More information on tours can be found on the Group and School Tours
is an active group of high school students committed to exploring contemporary art through Dia:Beacon’s collection by way of collaboration, dialogue, and experimentation.
Dia:Beacon’s education department offers internships for college and graduate students during the summer, and sustains a partnership with Vassar College for interns during the academic year. Please visit the Internships
page for more information.
Community Free Day
Community engagement opportunities at Dia:Beacon include the quarterly Community Free Days
, programmed for the whole family, and the monthly Gallery Talks
, which are led by renowned art historians and critics.
For more information please contact the arts education associate at email@example.com