The beautiful Dia Museum in Beacon, NY was a respite and source for inspiration from this intense NY Winter. The architectural views of this expansive historical building were as interesting as the artwork housed inside. Massive scale, proportion, shape, light and space gripped at our senses. At 300,00 square feet, it also became a physical experience too!
“Occupying a former Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, Dia:Beacon presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Since its opening in May 2003, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the city of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination for visitors from the region, New York City, and beyond. Built in 1929 by Nabisco, the nearly 300,000 square foot factory building is composed of brick, steel, concrete, and glass and is considered to be a model of early twentieth century industrial architecture. It stands as a symbol of Beacon’s past as a major industrial and manufacturing city.”