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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dia:Beacon


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