DIA BEACON is located on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon NY. Ocuppying a former Nabisco factory the museum presents Dia Art Foundation's collection of art that goes from 1960's to the present. As well it presents special exhibitions, commissions and public and education programs

Designed by artist Robert Irwin this twenty-first century museum has nearly 240,000 square feet and retains most of the original character of the building. Each gallery was designed specifically for the presentation of only one artist’s work. Dia Beacon is often referred to as a “daylight museum” because of it's skylights that makes it so particular providing the gallery spaces with natural light.

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January - March - Friday to Monday: 11 am to 4 pm

April - October - Thursday to Monday: 11 am to 6 pm

November - December - Thursday to Monday: 11 am to 4 pm

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day and New Year's Day



BY TRAIN: Just an 80 minute train ride from Grande Central Station. Take the Hudson Line to Beacon Station. Walk a short distance to Dia Beacon or use the Trolley Service Available. Check for schedule.

BY CAR: Take the Upper level George Washington Bridge New Jersey Bound. Take the first right off Bridge to Palisades Parkway North and ride it to the end. At rotary take 6 East 202 across Bear Mountain Bridge. Take the First left onto Route 9D North. Continue 16.5 miles north on 9D into the city of Beacon. At the fourth traffic light in Beacon make a left into Beekman St. Continue on Beekman St, for 5 miles. Dia Beacon's entrance is on the right. (80 minutes approximate time)