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Dia Bridgehampton

23 Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton, New York

A small building with two sets of double doors and a white picket fence, one door is open revealing a lit entryway inside. There are two windows on the floor above, a 3rd window in the attic, and a structure like a steeple on the back right side. The sky is a purple blue.

Dia Bridgehampton, Bridgehampton, New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

Overview

Established by Dia Art Foundation in 1983, Dia Bridgehampton was designed by Dan Flavin to permanently house an installation of his work alongside a program of temporary exhibitions. With Dia’s support, Flavin renovated this turn-of-the-century Shingle-style firehouse, then church, converting its vestibule and second floor into a permanent display of his signature works in fluorescent light. A resident of nearby Wainscott, Flavin envisioned that the first floor would be both a venue for changing exhibitions and a print shop. Today, Dia continues to maintain Flavin’s permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light, the Dan Flavin Art Institute, and to present yearly exhibitions by artists primarily residing or working on Long Island in the first-floor gallery.

Hours

Friday–Sunday, 12–6 pm 

Closed 3–3:30 pm daily

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
 

Open on Memorial Day and Labor Day
 
Admission 
Admission is free  

Dia Bridgehampton’s galleries are not wheelchair accessible. A handout with images of and texts about the works located on the second floor is available upon request at the front desk or by clicking here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dia’s locations and sites! Please review our Visitor Guidelines before your visit.  

Health and safety for all is our priority. Dia will continue to monitor and abide by guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and local governments. 

Health & Safety
•    Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all visitors over the age of two      
•    Visitors are asked to avoid crowding
•    Please practice good hygiene when coughing or sneezing
•    Hand sanitizer is available at all our locations 
•    For a no-touch or low-touch experience, artist information can be accessed online via QR codes

For Your Visit
•    Be considerate of fellow visitors and staff. Gallery attendants are here to assist you with your visit; please respect their guidance
•    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
•    No food or drinks are allowed in the galleries
•    Large bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the galleries.
•    Keep a safe distance and do not touch the artwork
•    Groups of 10 or more should contact Group Visits to schedule their visit
•    Certain galleries may be closed at the time of your visit

  • Photographs for personal use may be taken in select Dia Bridgehampton galleries.
  • No wedding, event, or commercial photography is allowed at Dia Bridgehampton 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 Bridgehampton 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.

Dia Bridgehampton is located at 23 Corwith Avenue off Main Street in Bridgehampton, New York. 

Public Transportation via Long Island Rail Road: 

Dia Bridgehampton is easily reachable via the Long Island Rail Roadtake the Montauk line to Bridgehampton, New York (2.53 hours travel time from Penn Station). Exit the platform and walk one half block east on Maple Lane to Corwith Avenue. Walk south on Corwith Avenue 1.5 blocks. Dia Bridgehampton is on the east side of the street just before Main Street. For train schedule information visit www.mta.info.  

Driving via New York City: 

Take the Midtown tunnel to the Long Island Expressway (495) east to exit 70. Turn right off the exit ramp onto route 111, which soon ends and connects to east bound Route 27 (Montauk Highway). Stay on 27 until you get to Bridgehampton. Turn left at the intersection of Corwith and Main Street. Dia Bridgehampton is on your right not far from the corner.  

For more information call 631 537 1476. 

 

Dan Flavin at Dia Bridgehampton Established by Dia Art Foundation in 1983, Dia Bridgehampton was designed by Dan Flavin to permanently house an installation of his work alongside a program of temporary exhibitions. With Dia’s support, Flavin renovated a turn-of-the-century Shingle-style firehouse, then church, converting its vestibule and second floor into a permanent display of his signature works in fluorescent light. Today, Dia continues to maintain Flavin’s permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light, the Dan Flavin Art Institute, and to present yearly exhibitions the first-floor gallery.

Support provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Video: SandenWolff
Interviews: Rachel Wolff and Jonathan Sanden
Story editing: Rachel Wolff
Filming: Noah Therrien and Jonathan Sanden
Editing: Stephen Parnigoni
Music: roeaudionews and ANGINC, courtesy of Jamendo

Dia Art Foundation
Staff Producers: Katherine Ellis and Dan Wolfe
Copyediting: Svetlana Kitto
Rights and reproductions: Jenn Kane
© 2024 Dia Art Foundation

All works by Dan Flavin © 2024 Stephen Flavin/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Special thanks to Heiner Friedrich and Stephen Flavin.

Dan Flavin, untitled (to Jim Schaeufele) 1, 1972. © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

Hamptons Arts Network is a consortium of nonprofit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons. The goal of the network is to promote collaboration, partnerships, and shared programming among its members, as well as to advocate for the arts in the area of economic development, education, and tourism.

Dia Bridgehampton’s galleries are not wheelchair accessible. A handout with images of and texts about the works located on the second floor is available upon request at the front desk or by clicking here

ADA service dogs are welcome. Pets, including therapy or emotional-support animals, are not permitted in the galleries.

Artist

Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin was born in New York City in 1933. He died in Riverhead, New York, in 1996.

 

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Tony Cokes

(1956)

Tony Cokes was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1956. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Books

Photo: Don Stahl

Dan Flavin: A Retrospective Poster

Full-color offset poster Created for the 2004 exhibition Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, organized by Dia Art Foundation, New York, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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Dan Flavin: A Retrospective

Tiffany Bell and Michael Govan

This landmark book features the artist’s most significant light works, plus reproductions of Flavin's drawings.

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Photo: Don Stahl

Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights, 1961–1996

Tiffany Bell and Michael Govan

A complete study of the stunning light works by Dan Flavin.

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