Community Free Day

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11 am–6 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.

Event Details
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11 am–6 pm 

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York

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


10 am
Along, With, Through: Water Walk
Explore the shore of the Hudson River and add to collaborative drawings hidden in the landscape inspired by artist Michelle Stuart. This outdoor drop-in program at Long Dock Park is recommended for families and visitors of all ages and will also include a notebook for a self-guided walk. Participants are invited to view Stuart’s work at Dia:Beacon throughout the day. (2 hours)

12:30 pm
Rocks, Pebbles, Boulders: ART!
What can small, everyday objects tell us about time and the places they came from? Exploring the works of Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, and Michelle Stuart, this hands-on tour considers the journey that rocks and minerals make once removed from quarries, examining the biggest boulders to the smallest specks of sand. Perfect for families with children of all ages. (1 hour)

1 pm
Sculpture as Road
Through a series of embodied experiments in dialogue with works by Walter De Maria and John Chamberlain, this public tour invites viewers to experience works in the collection through dialogue, observation, and physical discovery. (1 hour) 

Heavy Metal
How metal can you be? Guest artist Jaimie Warren invites visitors ages 10+ to experiment with metal as material, persona, space, and performance. Create your own metallic costume and environment before recording and performing your character for a collaborative heavy metal video that will be shared with all participants at the end of the workshop. Space is limited; to make a reservation, e-mail (3 hours)

2:30 pm
Thomas Crow leads a focused talk on John Chamberlain. (1 hour) 

4 pm
Beer Tasting

Enjoy beers from Beacon-based microbrewery 2 Way Brewing Company. (1 hour)

Community Free Day at Dia:Beacon is made possible, in part, through the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Community Free Day is part of the Sackler Institute at Dia Art Foundation.



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