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I visited Dia:Beacon in the Hudson Valley today, just a few miles away from Storm King, which I visited yesterday. Dia has been in this huge old Nabisco factory building since 2003.

I loved seeing the huge collection of John Chamberlain’s work.

Louise Lawler had an outdoor audio piece which was just wonderful. She created bird calls from the names of famous male artists. It had me laughing out loud.

I saw Blinky Palermo’s work for the first time.

Michael Heizer actually excavated 20 foot deep pits in the building for a work which was 125 feet long.

There was so much to see. Massive Richard Serra’s; Dan Flavin light works; Sol Lewitt wall drawings…

Walter De Maria; Lawrence Weiner; Dorthea Rockburne…

Fred Sandback; On Kawara; Louise Bourgeois….

And so much more. What a fantastic place! As a bonus their cafe serves excellent lunches. As well Beacon is a lovely town with a main street well worth exploring.


  1. J. Lynn Campbell

    Went to Dia:Beacon several years back… Fantastic! So enriching in such an expansive space. Thanks for the refresh. Have not been to Storm King yet.

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