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