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Community Free Day


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13/05/2017 11:00 13/05/2017 18:00 Europe/London Community Free Day Dia:Beacon’s quarterly Community Free Days offer engaging programs suitable for a broad audience, including thematic tours of the collection and special exhibitions, DiaTalks, interactive workshops for children and families, and performances. Admission is free for residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.Saturday, May 13, 2017Community Free Day11 am–6 pm Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries3 Beekman StreetBeacon, NY 12508 Please bring a driver’s license or other government-issued ID for entry to the museum. Schedule 11 amLight PartyJoin young artists from Beacon High School to explore how digital media can inform and contribute to a shared experience in the Dia:Beacon galleries. (1.5 hours) 11:30 amBeing in the MakingFamilies and children of all ages discover together how artworks at Dia:Beacon are continuously in the making with artist educator Hannah Verrill. (45 minutes)  12 pmChoice, Permutation, Variation TourConsider how artists such as Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt devised simple, systematic parameters to generate diverse bodies of work with educator Heather Cotter. (1 hour) 12:30 pmSeeing as Moving as Feeling TourExamine the relationships created between the body, environment, and objects through the work of Robert Irwin, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, and Anne Truitt with educator Lu Shirley Dai. (1 hour)  2 pm DiaTalksAlexandra Truitt and curator James Meyer discuss the work of Anne Truitt. (1 hour) 3 pm Performance: François Chaignaud and Cecilia BengoleaTracing the trajectory of the artists’ twelve-year creative partnership, this performance includes three consecutive episodes, transitioning from the musical structures of polyphonic singing, through the transcendent dance of Sylphides (2009), to the recent ensemble work Dub Love (2014). (2 hours) 5 pm Beer TastingEnjoy beers from Beacon-based microbrewery 2 Way Brewing Company. (45 minutes) Funding Community Free Day at Dia:Beacon is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Dyson Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency. Community Free Day is part of the Sackler Institute at Dia Art Foundation.      Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Community Free Day
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Light Party


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13/05/2017 11:00 13/05/2017 00:00 Europe/London Light Party Event DetailsSaturday, May 13, 2017, 11 am Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, NY 12508Free with museum admission.Family-friendly, drop-in program.No reservations required. This event is part of Community Free Day. Join young artists from Beacon High School to explore how digital media can inform and contribute to a shared experience in the Dia:Beacon galleries. (1.5 hours) Students, teachers, and families are invited to attend a reception with light refreshments immediately following the program in the Serra mezzanine. The Arts Education Program at Dia:BeaconDia:Beacon's partnership with the Beacon City School District provides K–12 students with an intimate setting to respond critically to the art and programs at Dia:Beacon through multi-session workshops both at school and in the galleries.  Dia:Beacon’s annual collaboration with Beacon High School offers students and teachers an opportunity to develop a deep and sustained relationship with the collection and to collaborate with peers, teachers, and museum educators to design and realize a participatory public program for Community Free Day.     Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Light Party
<p>Lawrence Weiner, <em>CADMIUM & MUD & TITANIUM & LEAD & FERROUS OXIDE & SO ON...</em>, 1991, detail view. © Lawrence Weiner/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Eva Deitch</p>

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Being in the Making


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13/05/2017 11:30 13/05/2017 23:45 Europe/London Being in the Making Event DetailsSaturday, May 13, 2017, 11:30 am Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, NY 12508 Free with museum admission.Family-friendly, all ages program.Reservations required at the admissions desk. This event is part of Community Free Day. Families and children of all ages discover together how artworks at Dia:Beacon are continuously in the making with artist educator Hannah Verrill. (45 minutes) Hannah Verrill Hannah Verrill is a choreographer based in New York. Verrill works with the body as an experiential instrument contending with dynamics of time and space. She uses movement, video, text, and installation to break open these experiences, resulting in performative events. Her work has been shown at American Medium, New York, HERE Arts Center, New York, Movement Research, New York, Center for Performance Research, New York, WeisAcres, New York, Glasshouse Gallery, New York, Links Hall, Chicago, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, and Pieter, Los Angeles. She has been an artist-in-residence at Links Hall in Chicago and the Oxbow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, and is currently in residence at Chez Bushwick in New York as part of the collaborative Kwok Verrill.      Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Being in the Making
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Choice, Permutation, Variation Tour


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13/05/2017 12:00 13/05/2017 23:45 Europe/London Choice, Permutation, Variation Tour Event DetailsSaturday, May 13, 2017, 12 pm  Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, NY 12508 Public tour.Free with museum admission.Reservations required at the admissions desk. This event is part of Community Free Day. Consider how artists such as Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt devised simple parameters to realize diverse bodies of work with educator Heather Cotter. (1 hour)  Heather Cotter Heather Cotter is an art historian and art educator based in the New York area. She has taught educational programs and led tours for adult audiences at museums including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Museum of Modern Art in New York. She currently teaches courses in art history and museum studies at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York, and Purchase College, State University of New York. Cotter studied art history at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and has received master’s degrees in art history and arts in education respectively from Boston University and Harvard University, Cambridge.     Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Choice, Permutation, Variation Tour
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Seeing as Moving as Feeling


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13/05/2017 12:30 13/05/2017 23:45 Europe/London Seeing as Moving as Feeling Event DetailsSaturday, May 13, 2017, 12:30 pm  Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, NY 12508 Public tour.Free with museum admission.Reservations required at the admissions desk. This event is part of Community Free Day. Examine the relationships created between the body, environment, and objects through the work of Robert Irwin, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, and Anne Truitt with educator Lu Shirley Dai. (1 hour) Lu Shirley Dai Lu Shirley Dai graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, New York, where she studied art history and dance. Influenced by her interest in both disciplines, as well as an immense curiosity about the connection between these two art forms, Dai is actively researching and exploring the interaction among dance, visual art, and technology through choreography. Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Seeing as Moving as Feeling