Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries exhibits art from the 1960’s to the present. It is located along the Hudson River in Beacon, NY occupying thirty-one acres. The 160,000 square foot building was previously a Nabisco facility. It was renovated by Dia, artist Robert Irwin and Rice+Lipka Architects. Complementing Dia’s permanent collection, the museum also curates temporary exhibitions, monthly Gallery Talks, Mercer Cunningham Dance Company events, and education programs. Robert Irwin designed the most exquisite gardens surrounding the museum.
During this recent visit, I particularly enjoyed:
Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light sculptures
Robert Morris’ “Anti Form” exhibit
On Kawara – he wanted to experiment on old he was by days rather than years
Robert Irwin’s Homage to the Square³ – amazing!
The Hudson Valley is an extraordinary place to explore art, food, parks and many historic sights.
More to come on visiting the Hudson Valley 🙂