25/11/2022 00:0025/11/2022 23:45Europe/LondonMembers' Shopping DaysFrom November 25 through December 31, Dia members receive a 30% discount on all Dia publications and a 20% discount on other items purchased at Dia bookshops, or a 30% discount online.
Gift memberships will be 10% off and include a complimentary Dia item. Upgrades for current or lapsed members will also have a 20% discount. Exclusions apply.
Please note: Gift memberships and membership upgrades must be purchased either over the phone at 212 293 5520 or in person at Dia Beacon or Dia Chelsea to receive this special rate. This gift membership promotion is not valid online.
Join, renew, or gift a membership today.
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03/12/2022 00:0003/12/2022 23:45Europe/LondonWadada Leo Smith PerformanceEvent DetailsSaturday, December 3, 2022, 2 pmDia Beacon 3 Beekman Street Beacon, New York
Free with museum admission. Event sold out. Waiting list on the day of the performance.
Provoked by the formal qualities of Jack Whitten’s art, and to honor the artist’s lifelong interest in experimental music, Dia has invited trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith to musically interpret Whitten’s Greek Alphabet paintings on view at Dia Beacon. This rare performance by one of the foremost figures in contemporary music will take place in the museum galleries.
Wadada Leo Smith is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. For five decades he has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Smith’s notational system for improvisation in an ensemble context, which he calls Ankhrasmation, has been critical to his music and work as an educator and ensemble leader. His music philosophy is detailed in his book notes (8 pieces), source a new world music: creative music, first published in 1973. From 1994–2013, Smith was on the faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Santa Clarita, where he was the director of the African American Improvisational Music program. He earned an honorary doctorate from CalArts, where he was also celebrated as Faculty Emeritus. Smith’s honors include the Mohn Career Achievement Award for Made in L.A. 2016 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and a Doris Duke Artist Award (2016); he was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music (2013). In 2017 DownBeat magazine’s 65th Annual Critics Poll placed him first in the categories of Jazz Artist, Trumpet, and Jazz Album (America’s National Parks).Dia BeaconTUREDD/MM/YYYYWadada Leo Smith Performance
10/12/2022 10:3010/12/2022 12:00Europe/LondonSaturday Studio on the FarmEvent DetailsSaturday, December 10, 2022, 10:30 am–12 pm
Common Ground Farm79 Farmstead LaneWappingers Falls, New York
Join a practicing artist for a free outdoor workshop of art making and exploration offered in partnership with Common Ground Farm. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family friendly program that is most suitable for children ages 5 and up.
Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am at Common Ground Farm. In the case of inclement weather, the program will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 10:30 am–12 pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations open on Friday, December 2, at 9 am.
Families attending Saturday Studio must include at least one adult caretaker; groups should be no larger than six people
Wearing a mask is optional
Advanced reservations are required; walk-ins will not be accepted
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present; by attending Saturday Studio at Common Ground Farm, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Ground is a nonprofit community farm that works hard to ensure food and educational access to everyone in our community. To learn more about their work, visit commongroundfarm.org. Common Ground runs on the generous support of its community. If you are able, please consider making a donation.
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15/12/2022 00:0015/12/2022 23:45Europe/LondonShahryar Nashat on Cy TwomblyEvent DetailsThursday, December 15, 2022, 6:30 pmDia Chelsea537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York
Free. Register for the event here.
Shahryar Nashat was born in Geneva in 1975. Nashat has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2020); SMK—Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2019); Swiss Institute, New York (2019); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2017); and Portikus, Frankfurt (2016). Recent and notable group exhibitions include Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body and the Internet at Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand (2020); Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016); La Biennale de Montréal, Canada (2016); the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); and the 54th Venice Biennale. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC), Turin, Italy; Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland; Art Institute of Chicago; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Nashat lives in Los Angeles.Dia ChelseaTUREDD/MM/YYYYShahryar Nashat on Cy Twombly
26/12/2022 00:0026/12/2022 23:45Europe/LondonHudson Valley Free DayHudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. In observance of Christmas Day, the last Sunday in December, Dia Beacon will be closed. Hudson Valley Free Day will instead be on Monday, December 26.
The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester.
Please contact 845 231 0811 or email@example.com to reserve tickets.
Hudson Valley Free Days at Dia Beacon are made possible by Charlie Pohlad.
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