This event is part of Community Free Day.
This tour by Dia:Guide Crichton Atkinson will encourage visitors to be mindful of how changes in perceptual experience impact their response to the collection at Dia:Beacon.
About the Program
What does it mean to have a sense of place?
How and where we place ourselves in space is instrumental to the way we interact with the world around us. The place we hail from, the place we call home, the place we daydream of traveling to, are all shaped by our sense of self. In between all of these places exists space. But how can we define this space? Is it created by real or imagined parameters? Or is it defined by the absence of something tangible and concrete? Far from empty, spaces are themselves filled with meaning: evoking longing, nostalgia, and memories of the places we have already been.
This interactive thematic tour will include artworks by Richard Serra, Joseph Beuys, Robert Smithson, Fred Sandback, Alighiero e Boetti, Michael Heizer, Robert Ryman and On Kawara.
About the Guide
Heather Cotter is an art historian and art educator based in the New York area. She has worked in museums such as The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and most recently, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, teaching educational programs and leading tours for adult audiences. She has recently begun to expand the scope of her instruction, teaching an online course for MoMA and tackling different approaches to contemporary art.
Heather studied art history at the University of Virginia and the Sotheby’s Institute, and has received master’s degrees in art history and arts in education respectively from Boston University and Harvard University.