Dia Beacon

3 Beekman Street Beacon, New York

Beacon Exterior Shot_15_Photo Bill Jacobson_June 2016

Dia Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Beacon, New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

Hours

3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York

Dia Beacon is now open to the public. Admission is by advance reservation only. Timed tickets for the months of September and October are available to the public here.

Friday—Monday, 11 am—6 pm

Last admission at 4:45 pm.

Dia Beacon is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Dia Beacon will be closed to the public on Saturday, October 17.

Also closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve Day, and New Year's Day.

The bookshop is open for touchless purchases from 11 am until close. Dia Beacon café is open with a limited menu of take-out items for ticketed visitors only. Café access is on exit of the museum only. Outdoor seating is available.

Group visits, tours and walkthroughs are currently suspended.

Dia Beacon has additional health and safety protocols in place due to COVID-19, for more information please read our visitor guidelines below.

Visitor Guidelines

Admission to Dia Beacon is by advance reservation only. Timed tickets for the months of September and October are available to the public here.

Please note that we cannot guarantee entry without an advance ticket reservation. Walk-ups will be instructed to call or go online to reserve their tickets; availability will be extremely limited. Those unable to secure a reservation will be asked to return another time.   

Visitors are asked to refrain from entering if, over the last fourteen days, they have had symptoms of or tested positive with COVID-19, been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or have visited a high infection area. 

Visitor Guidelines

  • Be considerate of fellow visitors and staff
  • Face covering are required for all visitors over the age of two
  • Removal of face coverings for photography is not permitted
  • Advance ticket reservation required at Dia Beacon
  • Timely arrival for entry to reduce crowding
  • Social distancing is required; social-distancing markers are in place at the designated visitor entrance and restroom queues
  • Use of hand sanitizer is required at entry
  • No food or beverages allowed; drinking fountains are not available but boxed water will be available for purchase upon exit
  • No large bags permitted in the galleries; the coat and bag check is closed
  • Visitors should practice good hygiene by coughing or sneezing into their elbows; tissues should be disposed of immediately; please wash hands for at least twenty seconds

What else is Dia implementing?

  • High-touch surfaces are cleaned throughout the day following CDC guidelines
  • Hand sanitizer is available at various locations
  • New capacity limits are enforced for restrooms and elevators
  • Acrylic panels are placed where staff will be in close contact with visitors
  • A no-touch or low-touch visitor experience is provided; artist information is available online via QR codes; entry doors are opened by staff or propped open; advanced reservations are required for entrance to Dia Beacon and will be checked by a touchless scanner upon entry
  • Staff are required to pass a health monitoring questionnaire each day prior to coming on-site and are required to wear face coverings within Dia's spaces
  • Dia will work closely with local and state authorities to provide contact information as required for contact tracing

In the interest of your personal safety and community health, Dia requires that all visitors observe the precautions listed above at Dia’s sites and locations. We reserve the right to request that visitors who are not following these guidelines leave the premises.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Dia’s sites, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Admission

$15 General
$12 Students and seniors
$12 Visitors with disabilities (care partner included)
Free for Dia members and children under 12

Advance reservations are required for admission to Dia Beacon. Timed tickets for the months of September and October are available to the public here.

Please note that we cannot guarantee entry to the museum without an advance reservation. Walk-ups will be instructed to call or go online to reserve their tickets; availability will be extremely limited. Those unable to secure a reservation will be asked to return another time.    

Become a member today for free admission and other benefits. 

If you are a member of the press, please contact press@diaart.org for more information about visiting.

Dia Art Foundation is committed to welcoming all visitors to Dia Beacon. We will continue to honor reciprocal membership programs and offer free or discounted admission for certain individuals and groups such as Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill, and Glenham).  

Dia offers discounted admission to visitors with disabilities and free admission for accompanying care partners. 

To reserve your free or discounted tickets today, to request special accommodations, or to ask questions about your visit, please contact 845 231 0811 or tickets@diaart.org

With the exception of COVID-19–related incidences, Dia is not able to refund or exchange admission tickets with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Dia Beacon is located 1/2 mile from the Beacon train station. The Beacon Free Loop bus runs Monday through Saturday from the Metro-North Beacon train station to Dia Beacon, Main Street, and Mount Beacon, before returning to the train station. Passengers may hail the bus at any Beacon Free Loop sign along the route.

MTA Getaways tickets have been suspended through December 2020.

 

 

Directions

Dia Beacon is located adjacent to the Beacon train station, which is served by Metro-North Railroad trains from Grand Central Terminal and Poughkeepsie. Trains run hourly in either direction during museum operating hours. For train information, visit www.mta.info. New York residents dial 511, all others dial toll-free 877 690 5114. For train travel from north of Poughkeepsie, take an Amtrak train to Poughkeepsie and transfer to a Metro-North train. Beacon is the second stop.

The Beacon Free Loop bus runs Monday through Saturday from the Metro-North Beacon train station to Dia Beacon, Main Street, and Mount Beacon, before returning to the train station. Passengers may hail the bus at any Beacon Free Loop sign along the route.

MTA Getaways tickets have been suspended through December 2020.

from New York City
Take Upper Level of George Washington Bridge New Jersey bound. Take first right off Bridge to Palisades Parkway North. Take Palisades Parkway North to end. At rotary, take 6 East/202 across Bear Mountain Bridge. Take the first left onto Route 9D North. Continue 16.5 miles north on 9D into the city of Beacon. At the fourth traffic light in Beacon (just past Beacon City Hall), make a left turn onto Beekman Street. Continue on Beekman Street .5 miles. Dia Beacon's entrance is on the right, marked by a gray sign. (Travel time: approximately 80 minutes.)

from New Jersey and points South (and by bus from New York City)
Take the Garden State Parkway North until it merges with the New York State Throughway 87/287. Take I-87 North to Exit 17, I-84. Follow local signs to I-84 East and continue on I-84 East across Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Immediately after the toll booths, take exit 41. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Route 9D south. Turn right at the second light - Beekman Street. Continue on Beekman Street .5 miles. Dia Beacon's entrance is on the right, marked by a gray sign

from Westchester and points Southeast
Take either 287 West until it merges with I-87 and continue to Exit 9, Route 9. Travel north on Route 9 to Fishkill. Take I-84 West two exits to Exit 41: Route 9D. Make a left turn onto Route 9D South. After traveling approximately one mile, make a right turn onto Beekman Street. Continue on Beekman Street .5 miles. Dia Beacon's entrance is on the right, marked by a gray sign.

    or

Take 287 West to Exit 9A, Route 684 and proceed on 684 to Exit 9W, I-84 West. Take I-84 West to Exit 41: Route 9D. Make a left turn onto Route 9D South. After traveling approximately one mile, make a right turn onto Beekman Street. Continue on Beekman Street .5 miles. Dia Beacon's entrance is on the right, marked by a gray sign.

from points North:
Take I-87 South to Exit 17, I-84. Follow local signs to I-84 East and continue on I-84 East across Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Immediately after the toll booths, take exit 41. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Route 9D south. Turn right at the second light - Beekman Street. Continue on Beekman Street .5 miles. Dia Beacon's entrance is on the right, marked by a gray sign.

from points West:
Take I-87 South to Exit 17, I-84. Take I-84 East across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Immediately after the toll booths, take exit 41. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Route 9D south. Turn right at the second light - Beekman Street. Continue on Beekman Street .5 miles. Dia Beacon's entrance is on the right, marked by a gray sign

Bookshop and Café

<p>Photo: Don Stahl</p>

Photo: Don Stahl

The bookshop is open for touchless purchases from 11 am until close on days Dia Beacon is open. Dia Beacon café is open with a limited menu of take-out items for ticketed visitors only. Café access is on exit of the museum only. Outdoor seating is available.

The bookshop offers Dia publications; artists’ monographs; exhibition catalogues; publications on architecture, design, and writing; children’s books; regional titles; and periodicals. Dia publications are available at Dia Beacon's bookshop and online.

Admission is required for entry to the bookshop.

About Dia Beacon

Occupying a former Nabisco box-printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia Beacon presents the majority of Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Since its opening in May 2003, Dia Beacon has helped transform the city of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination for visitors from the region, New York City, and beyond. 

Architecture
Built in 1929 by Nabisco, the nearly 300,000-square-foot factory building is composed of brick, steel, concrete, and glass and is considered a landmark of early-twentieth-century industrial architecture. It stands as a symbol of Beacon’s past as a major industrial and manufacturing city.

The original building had many key design elements that made it an appealing site for contemporary art, including broad spans between supporting columns and more than 34,000-square-feet of skylights. Today these skylights provide natural light in the galleries and have uniquely established Dia Beacon as a “daylight museum.”

Dia invited artist Robert Irwin to conceive the master plan for a twenty-first-century museum that retained the original character of the factory’s interior spaces. Irwin also designed seasonally changing gardens throughout the surrounding landscape. Following the renovation, Dia Beacon was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Art and Programs
In keeping with Dia’s history of single-artist, site-related presentations, each gallery was designed specifically for the installation of one artist’s work. This attentiveness to the work becomes tangible when traversing the spaces at Dia Beacon, which were renovated to display, for example, Dan Flavin’s “monuments” for V. Tatlin(1964–90), Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipses (1996–2000), and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West (1967/2002).

Dia’s collections and special presentations are supplemented by public programs, tours, and an arts education partnership with the City of Beacon, underway since 2001.

Museum Policies

Coat and bag check is currently closed. Luggage, large bags, strollers, carriages and other large items cannot be stored in the museum.

Children under the age of 12 must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times.

Strollers are permitted inside the museum. Backpack and framed baby back carriers are not permitted. Strollers or carriages cannot be left at coat check

Dia Beacon has accessible parking, galleries, and bathrooms, as well as access by elevator to all levels.

Wheelchairs are available for visitor use at Dia Beacon. Reservations are not required.

Only working assistance and guide animals are permitted at Dia Beacon. Pets are not allowed.

•  Removal of your face covering for photography is not permitted

•  Photographs for personal use may be taken in select Dia Beacon galleries

•  No wedding, event, or commercial photography is allowed at Dia Beacon or on its property

•  No flash photography or video is ever permitted

•  No tripods or extension poles are ever permitted

•  Use of the public space must not be disruptive to general Dia Beacon visitors. Please respect Dia property. Do not move, climb on, or damage furniture

•  No photography in any one space for more than 5 minutes

•  If you are uncertain if photography is permitted, please ask a Visitor Service Associate or Gallery Attendant before you take pictures

Dia Art Foundation reserves the right to prohibit photography in any area at any time. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in visitors being asked to cease activities and leave the premises.

From Dia's Artists

Books

DiaBeacon_for web_Photo Ethan Harrison

Photo: Ethan Harrison

Dia:Beacon

This monumental volume was published to celebrate the opening of Dia:Beacon and was recently reissued in an updated edition for the museum's tenth anniversary.

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