A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


It didn't take too much to effort pack my family in the car this weekend and drive to Beacon, New York to see the art at  Dia:Beacon's Riggio Galleries.  The beautiful fall weather and promises of apple cider sealed the deal.  A trip with your family is could also include apple picking in the nearby groves. Fall festivals are advertised every where.  A car is not necessary if you the  take  Metro-North Train at Grand Central Station or Harlem Station.  Ask for the One-Day Getaway ticket to Beacon that includes a reduced admission fee to  Dia:Beacon.   General admission is $12 for adults, $ 10  for Seniors, $ 8 for students and children under 12 are free.  The Galleries are spacious and filled with works by artists like John Chamberlain,  Sol LeWitt,  Imi Knobel, Jean-Luc Moulene,  and Richard Serra to name just a few.  The kids love the giant metal sculptures  by Richard Serra that draw you in and gently set you on a path to find their center.  Linger awhile and you may find yours.
Dia: Beacon  www.diaart.org
3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Telephone 845 440 0100
 (map and directions)

Top image: Child enjoying  a Richard Serra sculpture.  
below:  Walking on grounds  of Dia: Beacon