Beacon Beauty


It is the absence rather than the presence of form, extending boundaries, creating awe…

Dia Art foundation, founded in 1974, is committed to initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving extraordinary art projects. In May 2003, Dia:Beacon opened, on the banks of the Hudson River in a former box-printing factory. A 240,000 square feet space exhibits single-artists large-scale minimal art installations, paintings and sculptures from the 1960s to present.

Dia:Beacon is part of Dia Art Foundation’s constellation of sites. Dia also maintains several long-term, site-specific projects including Walter de Maria’s The New York Earth Room in Soho. A 2nd floor, spacious loft, filled with black earth since 1977.

It is a true treasure, intimate as well as intimidating, to see and experience the works of Michael Heizer, Agnes Martin, Louise Bourgeois, Sol Lewitt, Richard Serra, On Kawara, Walter de Maria and other artists in these huge spaces.

November 2014, Beacon | New York