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Public Tours at Dia:Beacon


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27/08/2016 12:30 27/08/2016 15:00 Europe/London Public Tours at Dia:Beacon Dia:Beacon provides guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 2 pm. Tours are free with admission. Reservations are not necessary but can be made in person at the admissions desk.      Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,SA;UNTIL=20260601T235900; Public Tours at Dia:Beacon
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Saturday Studio


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08/02/2020 10:30 08/02/2020 12:00 Europe/London Saturday Studio Event DetailsSaturday, February 8, 2020, 10:30 am–12 pm Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Join practicing artists for a free monthly workshop of art making and play in the Learning Lab at Dia:Beacon. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family friendly program that is most suitable for children ages five and up. All families participating in the Saturday Studio program receive free admission to Dia:Beacon for the day. Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of every month. Space is limited; reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made the week prior to the event until capacity is reached. A limited number of spaces will be available on Saturday, February 8, 2020, on a first-come, first-served basis. The sign-up process begins in the admissions area at 10 am. Reservations open one week in advance of the event. For more information about Saturday Studio artist educators and workshops, sign up for the Saturday Studio mailing list or e-mail beaconprogram@diaart.org.       Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Saturday Studio
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Mel Bochner in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and James Meyer


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08/02/2020 11:00 08/02/2020 23:45 Europe/London Mel Bochner in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and James Meyer Event DetailsSaturday, February 8, 2020, 11:30 am              Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free with museum admission. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.The conversation will be followed by a book signing in Dia Beacon's bookshop. Mel Bochner was born in Pittsburgh in 1940. Bochner received his BFA (1962) and honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (2005) from the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he studied under Douglas Wilson and Wilfred Readio. After completing his BFA, Bochner studied philosophy at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, before moving to New York City in 1964. Bochner’s work has been included in numerous group shows internationally, with notable solo exhibitions at Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery (1985), Sonnabend Gallery, New York (2000), and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012). Major retrospectives of his work have been held at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (1995), and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2011). He also participated in the Whitney Biennial (2004) and Documenta (1972), among other international surveys. His work is collected by major institutions including Tate Modern, London, and Museum of Modern Art, New York. He lives and works in New York.  Alexis Lowry is a curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York, where she is responsible for exhibitions, collection presentations, and public programs pertaining to Dia’s holdings of Minimal, Postminimal, and Conceptual art across the museum’s various sites. She recently organized the first North American retrospective of Charlotte Posenenske’s work for Dia Beacon, in Beacon, New York, as well as installations by Mel Bochner, Mary Corse, Barry Le Va, Lee Ufan, Robert Morris, Michelle Stuart, and Anne Truitt. At Dia Chelsea she has overseen commissions by Rita McBride and Kishio Suga. Prior to joining Dia, she was curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence. Lowry has recently contributed to publications for the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Orlando; Drawing Center, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; in addition to books produced by Dia. She obtained her PhD from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 2019. James Meyer is curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and curatorial and academic advisor at Dia Art Foundation in New York City. He was previously the Winship Distinguished Research Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University in Atlanta and deputy director and chief curator at Dia. The author of several essays on Mel Bochner’s work, Meyer organized the exhibition In the Tower: Mel Bochner at the National Gallery of Art in 2011–12. His research has been awarded a number of prestigious grants and honors, among them a Sterling Clark Fellowship; a Smithsonian Senior Fellowship; the Daphne Mayo Visiting Professorship at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; and a Getty Research Support Grant. Meyer’s books include Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties (2001), Minimalism (2000), and edited volumes of the writings of Carl Andre and Gregg Bordowitz. His most recent publications are Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959–1971 (2016) and The Art of Return: The Sixties and Contemporary Culture (2019).        Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Mel Bochner in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and James Meyer
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Barry Le Va in Conversation with James Meyer


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08/02/2020 14:00 08/02/2020 23:45 Europe/London Barry Le Va in Conversation with James Meyer Event DetailsSaturday, February 8, 2020, 2 pm              Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free with museum admission. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Barry Le Va was born in Long Beach, California, in 1941. He studied at California State University, Long Beach, from 1960 to 1963, and later received a BA and an MFA from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, in 1964 and 1967, respectively. He started teaching art in the late 1960s and has worked as an instructor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Princeton University, and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Following his first solo exhibition in 1969 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, his work was included in landmark presentations including Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials in 1969 at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Information in 1970 at the Museum of Modern Art, both in New York City. Le Va has also participated in Documenta (1972, 1977, and 1982) and the Whitney Annual and Biennial exhibitions (1971, 1977, and 1995). Major surveys of his work have taken place at, among others, the New Museum, New York (1979); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2005); and Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal (2006). In recent years Le Va’s work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York (2015–16); Yale University School of Art (2015); Dallas Museum of Art (2015); and David Nolan Gallery, New York (2018). He lives and works in New York. James Meyer is curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and curatorial and academic advisor at Dia Art Foundation in New York City. He was previously the Winship Distinguished Research Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University in Atlanta and deputy director and chief curator at Dia. At the National Gallery of Art, Meyer has organized exhibitions of works by Anne Truitt, Mel Bochner, and Kerry James Marshall; most recently, he organized Spaces: Works from the Collection, 1966–1976 (2018–19), which featured Le Va’s sculpture Equal Quantities: Placed or Dropped In, Out, and On in Relation to Specific Boundaries (1967). His research has been awarded a number of prestigious grants and honors, among them a Sterling Clark Fellowship; a Smithsonian Senior Fellowship; the Daphne Mayo Visiting Professorship at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; and a Getty Research Support Grant. Meyer’s books include Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties (2001), Minimalism (2000), and edited volumes of the writings of Carl Andre and Gregg Bordowitz. His most recent publications are Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959–1971 (2016) and The Art of Return: The Sixties and Contemporary Culture (2019).    Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Barry Le Va in Conversation with James Meyer
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Hudson Valley Free Day


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23/02/2020 00:00 23/02/2020 23:45 Europe/London Hudson Valley Free Day Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia:Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester. Additionally, City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill, and Glenham) receive free admission to Dia:Beacon every Saturday and Sunday. Please present identification and proof of residence at the admissions desk. Hudson Valley Free Days at Dia:Beacon are made possible by Kiki McMillan, Charlie Pohlad, and the Pohlad family.     Dia Beacon TURE DD/MM/YYYY Hudson Valley Free Day