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February 1 to March 2, 2020

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Education Program

Saturday Studio


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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
Bochner, Measurement Room 1969/2019

Dia Talks

Mel Bochner in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and James Meyer


Dia Beacon

Dia Talks

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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 launch and signing for the release of Mel Bochner: Measurements (1968-1971) 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
Le Va, installation view

Dia Talks

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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Special Event

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

Exhibitions & Projects On View

WAR_Shadows

Andy Warhol: Shadows

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Truitt, Installation view

Anne Truitt

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Le Va, Cleaved Corners, 1969/2019

Barry Le Va

November 9, 2019–February 15 & March 21, 2021, Dia Beacon

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Carl Craig

April 2020, Artist Playlists

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Carl Craig at Dia:Beacon

Carl Craig: Party/After-Party

March 6–Summer 2021, Dia Beacon

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A green fluorescent barrier spans a large dark room with pillars.

Dan Flavin

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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JUD_Untitled, 1976

Donald Judd

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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ROC_installation view 2019

Dorothea Rockburne

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Three large reflective planes of gray sheet glass each mounted to a different white wall in large sunlit room with a polished concrete floor and windows.

Gerhard Richter

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Large, smooth, curved wooden shapes and cubes abutt and pile atop each other in the center of a room, with wooden panels and empty frames leaning on the walls, all stained a reddish brown.

Imi Knoebel

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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<p>Photo: Eva Deitch</p>

Isabel Lewis

August 2020, Artist Playlists

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<p>Photo: Jennie C. Jones</p>

Jennie C. Jones

June 2020, Artist Playlists

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Jill Magid, Yellow Cereal

Jill Magid

July 25, 2020–June 6, 2021, Dia Bridgehampton

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A crumpled-and-folded metallic object in white, brown, silver, and various shades of red rests on a wooden floor in front of a white background.

John Chamberlain

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Lawrence Weiner, CADMIUM & MUD & TITANIUM & LEAD & FERROUS OXIDE & SO ON . . ., 1991. Detail view, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York, 2016. © Lawrence Weiner/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Eva Deitch

Lawrence Weiner

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Thousands of tightly arranged, thin steel rods stand upright in a bed of sand on a concrete floor surrounded by three white walls.

Lee Ufan

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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A triangular white marble sculpture with irregular oval structures coming out of its base sits low to the ground.

Louise Bourgeois

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Louise Lawler

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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<p>Photo: Lyle Ashton Harris and Rico Washington</p>

Lyle Ashton Harris and Rico Washington

June 2020, Artist Playlists

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Zazeela, installation view, Dia:Beacon

Marian Zazeela

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Merz, 8, 5, 3, 1985

Mario Merz

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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COR_installation view_May 8 2018

Mary Corse

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Two adjacent beige rectangular pieces of paper, the left displaying a multicolored line drawing, the right a block of handwritten text

Max Neuhaus

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Bochner, Measurement Room 1969/2019

Mel Bochner

November 9, 2019–April 4, 2021, Dia Beacon

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A large gray-brown rock sits upright in a rectangular cutout of a white wall.

Michael Heizer

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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STU_Sayreville Strata Quartet 1976

Michelle Stuart

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Mika Tajima / New Humans

May 2020, Artist Playlists

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<p>Photo: AT Rossetti</p>

MV Carbon

September 2020, Dia Online

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A navy-blue canvas with centered white sans-serif type that reads

On Kawara

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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SER_Torqued Ellipses_Bill Jacobson 10.22.2014 HR

Richard Serra

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Irwin, Rendering of Dia:Beacon, c. 1999

Robert Irwin, Beacon Project

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Two square white paintings hang on either side of a corner; the left one is very large and the right one is very small. A large, rectangular white painting affixed to a wall by long metal rods and resting on the wood floor is partially visible through a doorway to the left of the paintings.

Robert Ryman

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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A pile of teal glass on a concrete floor.

Robert Smithson

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Robert Smithson’s Record Collection

May 2020, Artist Playlists

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Sam Falls

May 2020, Artist Playlists

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Gilliam, Double Merge, 1968

Sam Gilliam

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Sol LeWitt

Long-term view, Dia Beacon

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Walter De Maria

Long term-view, Dia Beacon

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