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Community Free Day

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11 am–4 pm, Dia Beacon

Dia:Beacon’s quarterly Community Free Days offer engaging programs suitable for a broad audience, including thematic tours of the collection and special exhibitions, DiaTalks, interactive workshops for children and families, and performances. Admission is free for residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Community Free Day
11 am–4 pm

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Please bring a driver’s license or other government-issued ID for entry to the museum.


11:30 am
Art x Building x Body
Families and children of all ages explore the relationship between artworks and the space around them through hands-on exercises led by educator Jean-Marc Superville-Sovak. (1 hour)

1 pm
Approaching the Grid Tour
Investigate the prominence of the grid through the work of Dan Flavin, Robert Irwin, Sol LeWitt, and Agnes Martin with educator Charlotte Schulz. (1 hour)

1 pm
Over Time: Object and Experience Tour
Examine how time and experience impact our understanding of the physical qualities of artworks on view at Dia:Beacon with educators Michelle Alumkal and Andrea Moreau. (1 hour)

1:30 pm
Material Play: Sound
Create abstract sound compositions and discover new ways of listening based on chance operations in this family-friendly drop-in lab with artist educator Audra Wolowiec. (2 hours)

2:30 pm
Jane McFadden, Associate Professor and Chair of Art Center College of Design’s Humanities and Sciences Department, leads a focused talk on Walter De Maria. (1 hour)

3:30 pm
Beer Tasting

Enjoy beers from Beacon-based microbrewery 2 Way Brewing Company. (30 minutes)



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