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  • Mariana A.
    "My favorite museum in the world!"(4 Tips)
    "Sol LeWitt and Richard Serra"(4 Tips)
    Maxwell Z.
    "before it opens); you can walk around heizer's negative sculptures."(3 Tips)
    Amy R.
    "Unique modern art museum"(2 Tips)
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  • Fodor's Travel
    For contemporary art lovers, a trip to Dia:Beacon is considered a pilgrimage. It's easily reachable via the Metro-North Railroad from New York City. Read more
  • Marianna F.
    Get there right when it opens up and enjoy it with less people around!
  • kevin k.
    Stunning,spectacular. Go!
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SJuly 5
    its a ride up the metronorth but big ass cool art museum.
  • Chris A.
    Pale, male and stale. Can't help but think the space is underused
  • Alex R.
    Richard Serra!
  • Elisa L.
    Elisa LouMay 10
    Beautiful space, very low key. Tons of awesome work by Dan Flavin
  • Min L.
    Min LeeApril 12
    Must visit! Get $38 package (RT tickets and museum entrance)
  • Ale T.
    Ale TowerFebruary 26
    So, so worth the trip from NYC! You can get return train + entry as a package from the ticket machines at Grand Central. Recommended to lovers of conceptual art on a big scale. And good café food!
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MFebruary 18
    I live in awe of the Richard Serra ellipses. Go early so you can experience in relative quiet before the crowds. And wear quiet shoes!
  • Juul S.
    Juul SpeeDecember 30, 2016
    Beautiful museum and a nice train ride from Grand Central up to Beacon along the Hudson.
  • Keith L.
    Keith LeaDecember 3, 2016
    So many great Conceptual pieces — Sol Lewitt etc. Surprisingly fun for people who don't like art too!
  • Linea K.
    Linea KlaaborgOctober 29, 2016
    amazing amazing // so well curated // perfect mix
  • Rich H.
    Rich HauckOctober 8, 2016
    Am I the only one questioning "what is art?" when I come here? Who cares, this place is contemporary awesome.
  • boland
    bolandSeptember 23, 2016
    Lot of strange things here but the Richard Serra ellipses are the best
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh HarringtonSeptember 23, 2016
    A beautiful place to spend the day. You can purchase a package with train tickets and museum entry at Grand Central. The cafe is great. Make sure to take advantage of a free tour!
  • Karen
    KarenSeptember 19, 2016
    One of the best museums, always worth the trip
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackSeptember 19, 2016
    Home of modern art.
  • Antonio
    AntonioAugust 8, 2016
    Amazing place. The exhibits are fascinating and the grounds are beautiful. It's also great for kids who appreciate art.
  • sam r.
    sam rosenAugust 1, 2016
    Great on a rainy day
  • Shirley G.
    Shirley GoldbergJuly 8, 2016
    Atmosphere. Food
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬June 14, 2016
    Great little day trip from Manhattan! Make sure you purchase the Getaway package through Metro North!
  • Keli A.
    Keli AnayaJune 10, 2016
    TOTALLY WORTH THE TRIP. One of the best museums I've ever been to!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MurphyMay 30, 2016
    Excellent modernist art gallery (have lunch at The Roundhouse while you're in Beacon).
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BriggsMay 9, 2016
    Honestly one of the coolest museums I've ever been to
  • Kendra
    KendraDecember 31, 2015
    This place is beautiful, meditative, and peaceful. My favorite museum ever.
  • November 30, 2015
    Inspirational Inside & Out.
  • JM P.
    JM ParveauxNovember 26, 2015
    Amazing museum, full of natural lights and plenty of space. Very relaxing
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HowellsNovember 7, 2015
    Come just to wander and admire the space itself. The art is just a bonus!
  • Wayne L.
    Wayne LewOctober 30, 2015
    Art, walk and Main Street. Try beacon pantry for wine and cheese
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanOctober 29, 2015
    Super nice for a day trip during the fall
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonOctober 26, 2015
    Fall is a really beautiful time to visit
  • Veronica B.
    Veronica BruceOctober 25, 2015
    〰〰〰〰 Dia : Beacon 〰〰〰〰
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 24, 2015
    Great collection of contemporary artists. Don't miss the garden!
  • Carrie
    CarrieOctober 11, 2015
    Handicap accessibility is very good. Really enjoy the layout and diversity of exhibit(s).
  • Mariana A.
    Mariana AzevedoSeptember 21, 2015
    My favorite museum in the world!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RorieSeptember 18, 2015
    Great art cool trip
  • Ilie K.
    Ilie KimAugust 30, 2015
    Surprisingly inspirational. Take the tour, you won't regret it. #jean-Marc
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred M.August 18, 2015
    perfect museum. sol lewitt is a mad genius
  • Anna E.
    Anna EbbesenJuly 12, 2015
    Great outing from NYC
  • Dominic E.
    Dominic EspinosaJuly 8, 2015
    Still one of my most favorite art museums in the world.
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadJuly 3, 2015
    This place is bigger then I thought it would be. Lots of interesting contemporary are with a good book store and cafe. Nice to have a museum like this so close by.
  • Guillo ..
    Guillo ...June 9, 2015
    The space may be better than the contents.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Unique modern art museum that is totally worth the train ride up the hudson
  • Katrina E.
    Katrina EliseJanuary 15, 2015
    Mind Blown. Life Made. Go get some.
  • Ingrid H.
    Ingrid HeierOctober 24, 2014
    Art and coffee
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeOctober 22, 2014
    Go out if town to see the Carl Andre exhibition whilst the trees are still in their best autumnal galore
  • Felix S.
    Felix SalmonOctober 4, 2014
    Wifi password is diabeacon
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)September 25, 2014
    My favorite museum in the New York area and one of my top fives in the world. Housed in an old Nabisco box printing factory, their collection of Flavin, Serra Lewitt, and more is incredible.
  • Clara L.
    Clara LuSeptember 23, 2014
    Plan to spend a good portion of your day here having your mind blown by conceptual minimalist art
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaSeptember 16, 2014
    Amazing and interesting museum. Your mind will wander. Make sure you can enjoy minimalist modern art or you will be very bored. Floors are polished so good idea not to wear sneakers.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonSeptember 14, 2014
    I obviously broke the rule, but... No photos allowed. Sad. Great place, though.
  • Laura I.
    Laura ItzkowitzSeptember 3, 2014
    A must-see for modern art aficionados. Don't miss the sculptures by John Chamberlain, wall drawings by Sol LeWitt, fluorescent light installations by Dan Flavin, and the Richard Serra pieces.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyAugust 25, 2014
    Walk around and into Serra's Torqued Ellipses. Ponder the heaviness of the human condition and, only if you are up for it, the sheer frailty of existence and being.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyAugust 21, 2014
    One of the biggest modern art museums in the country. Great day trip from NYC.
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonAugust 10, 2014
    MTA has a great deal for a round trip ticket and admission to Dia coming from NYC. Take advantage during Summer Fridays
  • Heather H.
    Heather HopkinsJuly 4, 2014
    Great collection of minimalist art, many are site specific installations making Dia a very special place. If you wear sneakers, your shoes may squeak on the polished cement floors.
  • Ariane v.
    Ariane van DievoetJune 3, 2014
    This amazing museum is easily accessible by train. It's a beautiful 80 minutes trip from Grand Central.
  • Francis D.
    Francis DanceMay 24, 2014
    Enjoy the downtown too
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    Large-scale works by Dan Flavin, Richard Serra & Andy Warhol are on display in this converted Nabisco factory that’s now on the National Register of Historic Places. Free tours on Saturdays at 1 p.m.
  • Ariel 👣 M.
    Ariel 👣 MOctober 7, 2013
    This museum is amazing! Make sure you grab a description card just outside each room. Gives a nice description of the artist and the background of the art.
  • Edwin V.
    Edwin VazquezAugust 22, 2013
    Great view of the Hudson River and Beacon Bidge
  • Fadia K.
    Fadia KaderAugust 4, 2013
    nice day trip - the bottom of the museum was my favorite
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle StreiffAugust 2, 2013
    A magical experience. Reminds me of the Danish museum of modern art, Louisiana. Definitely worth the train ride out of the city. And very easy as well.
  • Felicia M.
    Felicia MoeisJune 30, 2013
    I'm sorry, but this place is such a waste of amazing gallery/museum space.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan ProsperJune 29, 2013
    Great contemporary works here. Check out the book store!
  • Shane H.
    Shane HankinsOctober 18, 2012
    Beautiful building and a lovely train ride here. But the collection appears to be a high concept spoof about how bad most abstract art is and the dangers of smugness and pretension in the art world
  • Aaron
    AaronOctober 7, 2012
    Walk inside the Serra sculptures. It's a claustrophobic but fantastic expierence.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WegenerOctober 6, 2012
    Try the locally made Popsicles in the cafe, passion fruit strawberry is awesome
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TaylorSeptember 30, 2012
    One of the greatest art pilgrimages w/in an easy distance of NYC. Take the train to the former Nabisco factory & spend a day in a Minimalist Mecca. The Heizers are spectacular, but so are the Serras.
  • Hande O.
    Hande OynarSeptember 22, 2012
    The collection and the space are incredible. After seeing the artwork, do take the time to go out to the little garden off the right side of the entrance.
  • Houlihan Lawrence
    Houlihan LawrenceAugust 8, 2012
    Located right on the shores of the Hudson River, art lovers and nature enthusiasts alike get a lot out of a trip to Dia, especially with its wide range of exhibitions, large book shop, and cafe.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrenizerJuly 22, 2012
    Lots of emperor's new clothes stuff here. Don't come if you don't like wondering whether something is art or just a place-holder for art to be put up later.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BMay 19, 2012
    Modern art is modern art.
  • micah c.
    micah craigMarch 31, 2012
    There is a bike rack, it's just hidden behind the cafe building.
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell ZMarch 26, 2012
    Set up an appointment to come at 10:30am (30 min. before it opens); you can walk around heizer's negative sculptures.
  • Nina Y.
    Nina YiamsamathaMarch 24, 2012
    Take a tour and you'll learn a lot more about the work. Favorite exhibitions: Serra, LeWitt, Martin, Heizer
  • Omar T.
    Omar ThorpeJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Im coming back for my mayorship ;)
  • charles c.
    charles chaoDecember 9, 2011
    Leave your jacket, bags and camera in the car! Esp camera otherwise you will be followed like a hawk!
  • adroyt
    adroytAugust 22, 2011
    Speaking of Beacon, taking the time to take in the art at this outpost of Dia will be time well spent. Sitting amongst the Andy Warhol's alone will make you feel like you're one with art history.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KaplanAugust 16, 2011
    The building is just as breathtaking as the art.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KamenJune 18, 2011
    Drive if you can, and take the loooong way by the river
  • susanna
    susannaJune 4, 2011
    my favorite museum
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchMay 6, 2011
    Dia's northern outpost is one of the country's best galleries. Any time of year, it has a massive collection of modern works of art from the 1960s on.
  • Steven C.
    Steven CobbNovember 20, 2010
    One of the best day trips from the city. Take Metro-North along the Hudson Walk slowly through one of the Serra 'torqued ellipses' and watch it get dark...twice!
  • H C.
    H ChongSeptember 30, 2010
    A mecca for anyone who loves Minimalism and Conceptualism. It's like nothing you've ever experienced, all in one space...
  • Kate
    KateAugust 16, 2010
    Don't lean on the Serras! Err,...or any of the other artwork, for that matter...
  • Pup D.
    Pup DracoJune 28, 2010
    Go to Dia:Beacon and prepare to be shocked at not only the art but the size and cost of the museum
  • julie a.
    julie allenApril 18, 2010
    the space is quite something. from the outside it's unassuming... inside you'll be wow'd.
  • John R.
    John RooneyFebruary 16, 2010
    The collection is a bit crazy, but the bookstore is terrific. Well worth a visit.
  • John
    JohnJanuary 26, 2010
    Great collection of art from 1960s to present. Don't miss the stuff by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Louise Bourgeois, John Camberland, Sol LeWitt and Richard Serra
  • Yushi I.
    Yushi IdeNovember 2, 2016
  • Pía B.
    Pía BarragánMarch 26, 2016
    Un edificio y una colección memorables!
  • Nao T.
    Nao TomitaMay 18, 2015
  • Pierre Etienne F.
    Pierre Etienne FavreNovember 27, 2012
    January–March Friday–Monday 11 am–4 pm | April–October Thursday–Monday 11 am–6 pm | November–December Thursday–Monday 11 am–4 pm
  • Fabienne L.
    Fabienne LELAITJune 20, 2010
    des Bourgeois, des Serra... dans un cadre exceptionnel
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