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Community Programs

Community engagement opportunities at Dia aim to cultivate space for critical dialogue, diverse perspectives, and multidirectional learning.

Photo: Eva Deitch 

Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. To reserve timed tickets, email or call 845 231 0811. 

The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester.

Beacon and Newburgh residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon every day.

Please present identification and proof of residence at the admissions desk.

Hudson Valley Free Days are made possible by Kiki McMillan, Charlie Pohlad, and the Pohlad family.

Dia Beacon provides public tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 1:30 pm. Tours are free with admission.

Guided Walk-through

A guided, 20-minute walk-through of Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West (1967/2002) is given at 9:30 am before the museum opens on all days of operation. Please note that tours are limited to a maximum of 6 guests. Guests under 18 years of age are not allowed. Photography during the walk-through is not permitted.

Reservations are required to attend the walkthrough and to visit the museum.  Please call 845-231-0811 or e-mail for further information and to make a reservation.

Photo: Eva Deitch

Family programs at Dia invite people of all ages to exercise their creative agency through intergenerational, participatory, and playful artist-led engagements, both in the studio and in the galleries.

Saturday Studio
Join practicing artists for free workshops of art-making, material experimentation, and play. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family-friendly program that is most suitable for children ages five and up. All families participating in the Saturday Studio program receive free admission to Dia Beacon for the day.

Play Sets
Explore the galleries through in-depth engagements with a single artist or artwork. Each program will include hands-on exercises that invite participants to see, think, and imagine in new ways. Recommended for families with children ages five and up


Photo: Don Stahl

Activations is a series of interdisciplinary workshops designed by artists in response to civic spaces in New York. Each activation invites participants to encounter a readymade site through the lens of an artistic practice, reimagining them as spaces of creative possibility. 

Events are free and all are welcome. Please see the calendar for program dates, event details, visitor guidelines, and other information about reservations.

Soil Sessions

Delcy Morelos, Cielo terrenal (Earthly Heaven, detail), 2023. Installation view, Dia Chelsea, New York, 2023. © Delcy Morelos. Photo: Don Stahl

In conjunction with Delcy Morelos: El abrazo, Dia presents Soil Sessions, an iterative series of interdisciplinary activations, poetic responses to, discursive reflections on, and embodied engagements with earth as subject and material in Morelos’s work. These public programs, presented monthly throughout the run of the exhibition, invite sustained engagement with the commission through a variety of lenses.

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