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October 14 to November 13, 2017

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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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Public Tours at Dia:Chelsea


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09/11/2017 14:00 09/11/2017 13:00 Europe/London Public Tours at Dia:Chelsea Dia:Chelsea provides guided tours every Saturday at 2 pm. Tours are free with admission. Reservations are not necessary but can be made in person at the admissions desk located at 545 West 22nd Street in New York City.     Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Public Tours at Dia:Chelsea
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Lecture

Thomas Crow on John Chamberlain


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DiaTalks

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14/10/2017 14:30 14/10/2017 23:45 Europe/London Thomas Crow on John Chamberlain Event Details Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:30 pm Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free with museum admission. No reservations required. Thomas Crow is a contributing editor at Artforum and the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. His most recent books are The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design 1930–1995 (2015) and No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art (2017). Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art will be published by Princeton University Press next year. He just concluded the 2017 Paul Mellon Lecture Series at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, and the National Gallery in London: “Searching for the Young Soul Rebels: Style, Music, and Art in London 1956–1969.”     Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Thomas Crow on John Chamberlain
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Community Free Day


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Community Free Days

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14/10/2017 11:00 14/10/2017 18:00 Europe/London Community Free Day 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 DetailsSaturday, October 14, 201711 am–6 pm  Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Please bring a driver’s license or other government-issued ID for entry to the museum. Schedule 10 amAlong, With, Through: Water WalkExplore 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 pmRocks, 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 pmSculpture as RoadThrough 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)  1pmHeavy MetalHow 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 beaconprogram@diaart.org. (3 hours) 2:30 pmDiaTalksThomas Crow leads a focused talk on John Chamberlain. (1 hour)  4 pmBeer TastingEnjoy beers from Beacon-based microbrewery 2 Way Brewing Company. (1 hour) FundingCommunity 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.     Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Community Free Day
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Special Event

Along, With, Through: Water Walk 


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Community Free Days

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14/10/2017 10:00 14/10/2017 12:00 Europe/London Along, With, Through: Water Walk  Event DetailsSaturday, October 14, 2017, 10 am–12 pm Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park23 Long Dock RoadBeacon, New York Start Location: Long Dock Kayak Pavilion  Free.Family-friendly, drop-in outdoor program.No reservations required. This event is part of Community Free Day.  Scenic Hudson educator Kate Phipps and artist Audra Wolowiec invite you to explore the shore of the Hudson River at Long Dock Park. Participants of all ages will receive a notebook for a self-guided walk including a map, activities to engage the senses, and writing about water to buoy visitors through and along the waterfront. During the walk, participants will find secret locations to take part in collaborative drawings inspired by artist Michelle Stuart and the ever-changing landscape of the Hudson River. The self-guided experience continues at Dia:Beacon, where participants are invited to view Stuart’s work and continue their exploration. Audra Wolowiec Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text, and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her work has been shown internationally with features in BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, CAA Journal, New York Times, and Sound American. She teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York, State University of New York at Purchase, and Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York.  Kate Phipps Kate Phipps is the education and community engagement coordinator at Scenic Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York. She received a BS in environmental science from Binghamton University, New York, and an MAT in 7–12 integrated science from Lewis and Clark College, Portland. An active member of the New York State Outdoor Education Association and a former biology and environmental science teacher, Phipps loves living in and exploring the Hudson Valley. About Scenic HudsonScenic Hudson preserves land and farms and creates parks that connect people with the inspirational power of the Hudson River, while fighting threats to the river and natural resources that are the foundation of the valley’s prosperity. To date Scenic Hudson has created or enhanced more than 65 parks, preserves, and historic sites up and down the Hudson River and has conserved more than 40,000 acres.      Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Along, With, Through: Water Walk 
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Family Tour: Rocks, Pebbles, Boulders: ART!


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14/10/2017 12:30 14/10/2017 23:45 Europe/London Family Tour: Rocks, Pebbles, Boulders: ART! Event DetailsSaturday, October 14, 2017, 12:30 pm Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free with museum admission.Family-friendly tour.Reservations recommended at the admissions desk. This event is part of Community Free Day. What can small, everyday objects tell us about time and the places they came from? Join Dia artist educator Alisa Besher to explore the works of Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, and Michelle Stuart in this hands-on tour. It will focus on the journey that rocks and minerals make once removed from quarries, considering the biggest boulders to the smallest specks of sand. Perfect for families with children of all ages. (1 hour) Alisa BesherAlisa Besher draws on her extensive experience as an educator to develop project ideas that explore the possibilities and potential of perception, communication, and collaborative work. She enjoys participating in performance projects, learning languages, and playing with textiles.      Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Family Tour: Rocks, Pebbles, Boulders: ART!
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Public Tour: Sculpture as Road


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Community Free Days

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14/10/2017 13:00 14/10/2017 23:45 Europe/London Public Tour: Sculpture as Road Event DetailsSaturday, October 14, 2017, 1 pm Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free with museum admission.Public tour.Reservations recommended at the admissions desk. This event is part of Community Free Day.  Through a series of embodied experiments in dialogue with works by Walter De Maria and John Chamberlain, this public tour led by Dia guide Jean-Marc Superville Sovak invites viewers to experience works in the collection through dialogue, observation, and physical discovery. (1 hour) Jean-Marc Superville SovakJean-Marc Superville Sovak is a multidisciplinary artist who received his BFA in studio art from Concordia University in Montreal and his MFA in film/video from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. His art has been exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, and the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. He lives and works in Beacon, New York.     Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Public Tour: Sculpture as Road
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Heavy Metal


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14/10/2017 13:00 14/10/2017 23:45 Europe/London Heavy Metal Event DetailsSaturday, October 14, 2017, 1 pm Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free with museum admission.Program recommended for visitors ages 10+.Space is limited; to make a reservation, e-mail beaconprogram@diaart.org. This event is part of Community Free Day. 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. (3 hours). Jaimie WarrenJaimie Warren is a multidisciplinary artist and codirector/creator of the community arts project and fake public access television show Whoop Dee Doo. She has been awarded a fellowship in interdisciplinary arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and received the Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer from the Baum Foundation in San Francisco. Warren is a current Sharpe-Walentas Studio resident and is a featured artist in Art21’s documentary series New York Close Up.     Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Heavy Metal
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Poetry Reading

Sharon Mesmer and Wayne Koestenbaum


Dia:Chelsea

Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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24/10/2017 18:30 24/10/2017 23:45 Europe/London Sharon Mesmer and Wayne Koestenbaum Event DetailsTuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30 pmDia:Chelsea535 West 22nd Street, 5th FloorNew York City  Readings in Contemporary Poetry curator, Vincent Katz provided an introduction for the evening's reading. Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.  Sharon Mesmer’s newest poetry collection, Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place (2015), was voted “Best of 2015” by Entropy. Her previous poetry collections include The Virgin Formica (2008), Annoying Diabetic Bitch (2007), Vertigo Seeks Affinities (2006), Half Angel, Half Lunch (1998), and Crossing Second Avenue (1997). Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition, 2013). Other anthology appearances include Brooklyn Poets Anthology (2017), Poems for the Nation (2000), and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999). She is currently at work on a new collection of poems, Even Living Makes Me Die, inspired by the lives and writings of thirty-five female poets of the Americas, from the nineteenth century to modern times. Her fiction collections include Ma Vie à Yonago (2005), In Ordinary Time (2005), and The Empty Quarter (2000). An excerpt of her story “Revenge” appears in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (2012). Her essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Brooklyn Rail, New York Times, and Paris Review, among other places. Her awards include a Fulbright Specialist grant, a Jerome Foundation/SASE award (as mentor to poet Elisabeth Workman in 2009), and two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at New York University and the New School, and lives in New York City. Velocity and Turbulence             — to Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy Alcayaga), Chile, 1889-1957 Be always conscious of your wings. Darknessis overtaking, and tension is tired. In the houseof keeping still, all is hollow-eyed, groaning. Shiver and tingle outside the automobile: Grandmais on life support. The nurses found her, called youa wanderer. They knew nothing of resistance— or did they?  Disrobe, as the holiest were often requiredto be naked. Under the serpent dome the sun doorstood open, all of creation flying through it,in radiant rounds of joy.  Take the mantle of an earth-colored insect and make a wandwith twigs and leaves. Use it to conjure the cunning beautyof certain corpses. If performed correctly, their faces will resembleluminous, apricot-colored clouds. Make a pilgrimage to the Mountain of Butterflies — love descendson those defenseless. If your hearth is redolent with the scent of flesh, fan the flames to producea cooling jewel. The ocean-born virgin was nicknamed “Fishy Smell” but her real namewas “Bird.” Find her in the neck of time. Her vaginais enough; you don’t need the legs. Rememberthat initiation takes a lifetime. One day a triangle of lightwill come pouring through the porch. Breathe deep. Everything that torments and suffocates, everythingthat imparts sorrow and despair, is the moving waterthat turns the wheel that transforms airinto tree into prayer into air.Make scribble pictures of the stain on your ceiling and tryto sell them. Very few will buy. When you stall, when your coverts beatto no advantage, you may choose to sacrifice happiness to restorewhat was lost, but the sacrifice itselfis a privilege. How long will it take you to forget this?  Now recall the glory of your wings. Wayne Koestenbaum has published eighteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Notes on Glaze (2016), The Pink Trance Notebooks (2015), My 1980s & Other Essays (2013), Humiliation (2011), Hotel Theory (2007), Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films (2006), Andy Warhol (2001), Jackie Under My Skin (1995), and The Queen’s Throat (1993), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He has had solo exhibitions of his paintings at White Columns in New York City, 356 Mission in Los Angeles, and the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington. His first piano/vocal record, Lounge Act, was issued by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2017. Koestenbaum is a Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and French at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. excerpt from Camp Marmalade (“#12 [the dematerializing marzipan]”) spit on every painting soI can list saliva asingredient, also usecum in every paintingas underlayer_________                      father begged formarzipan—did he pretendto love marzipan so we kidshad something inexpensiveto buy him?_________                                            mothernever bought him marzipan—did he ever buy it for himself?_________           why didmarzipan always comein trompe l’oeil shapes—Elvis Presley, carrot,car, Colosseum, tulip?_________marzipan was a jokefood, sold at underdog shops—no normal stores sold it_________            my sentimentallove for him centeredon his supposed loveof marzipan and theease of satisfying himby buying him marzipanthough it remained amystery whether heactually loved marzipan_________maybe he secretly threw it away—it disappeared shortly afterwe gave it to him—the dematerializing marzipan_________ jetting euphemism isolatescum for extermination—keep mentioning exterminationbecause it’s real, whathe suffered under, andhis suffering (even if heonly rarely mentioned it)became mine—_________          dead boyrevenant, stop knockingon my bedroom window—_________ men who demote meare the ones I desire—rejection’s aphrodisiac Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SA;UNTIL=20171120T235900; Sharon Mesmer and Wayne Koestenbaum