Life + ArtVentures First Day Trip


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. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019
9:00 am - 6:30 pm

YOUR DAY AT DIA:BEACON: All you have to do is show up and enjoy! After a relaxing bus ride, we begin our day at Dia:Beacon with unstructured time from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm… time to wander through the vast space of this natural light museum, a repurposed Nabisco box printing factory turned into the Riggio Galleries, housing the Dia Foundation collection… time to take in the art work and installations of Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Dorothea Rockborne, and many more; time to peruse the extensive selection of publications in the bookstore… and time to have a delicious bite to eat in the cafe. At 1:30 pm, we meet for a one-hour guided tour with a Dia trained tour guide, to hear the guide’s highlights and ask any questions we have from our earlier explorations. Winding our way back to the entry after the tour, the bus leaves at 3:00 pm to take us to the town of Beacon where we have time to take in the shops, visit the brewery or have a glass of wine at one of the local restaurants. The bus leaves Beacon at 5:00 pm to take us home.

$95 for the day includes the bus ride, admission, the guided tour, and a discount in the bookstore - 10% off publications / 20% off Dia publications. (Lunch is not included. View the cafe menu.)