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Q: What do you get when you combine a restored 300,000 square foot Nabisco box printing factory with renowned artworks by some of the most influential artists of the last half century, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River?
A: Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, the home for Dia Art Foundation‘s acclaimed collection of artworks from the 1960s to the present, located in Beacon, NY—just a short train ride from Grand Central Terminal and a 7-minute walk from the station. In addition to its museum on the Hudson—where the galleries are illuminated almost entirely by natural light—Dia commissions, presents, and preserves site-specific, large-scale art projects across the country, many of which are among the art world’s best-kept secrets. To plan a getaway to any of Dia’s must-see destinations, or to learn more about its current programs and its thirty-seven year history of supporting artists most ambitious visions, visit www.diaart.org.
Personal sidenote: Dia:Beacon is one of my *favorite* places in the NYC area. It’s the perfect daytrip from NYC. And my favorite photo of Ella, my daughter, has been taken at Dia.