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Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room

141 Wooster Street, New York

A white room filled halfway with dirt, entry is blocked by a glass barrier.

Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977. © Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: John Cliett


12–3 pm and 3:30–6 pm
Admission is free

An interior earth sculpture. 

Photography is not permitted.

The New York Earth Room has additional health and safety protocols in place due to COVID-19. For more information please read our visitor guidelines.

The New York Earth Room is located on the second floor and is accessible by stairs or elevator; the gallery entrance is preceded by a stair. A ramp is available on request; inform the caretaker on arrival by intercom or in advance by calling 646 869 6810 during opening hours.

An illustrated brochure about the site is available below.

Art: The New York Earth Room, 1977


Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria was born in Albany, California, in 1935. He died in Los Angeles in 2013.

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Artists on Walter De Maria

Artists on Walter De Maria is the second installment in a series culled from Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lectures, focused on the work of artist Walter De Maria. It features contributions from Richard Aldrich, Jeanne Dunning, Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg, and Terry Winters.

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Photo: Don Stahl

Walter De Maria: The New York Earth Room Poster

Full-color offset poster Created to celebrate the public opening of Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room on January 1, 1980.

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