3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
Photo by Beth Ellen Wilkinson
Arts Hub along the HudsonHoused in a former 1929 Nabisco box printing factory, the museum, which opened in 2003, is a must see for contemporary art buffs. Encompassing over 240,000 square feet, it showcases the Dia Art Foundation's collection of Minimalist, Conceptual, and Post-Minimalist large-scale works from the 1960's to the present. As you navigate through the exhibits, you'll notice most of them are illuminated by natural light, courtesy of the building's original skylights. Highlights include Andy Warhol's shadow paintings; Louise Bourgeois' imposing "Spiderwoman" sculpture; Richard Serra's "Torqued Eclipse," a series of vast circular metal sculptures; and Dan Flavin's florescent light works.