27/08/2016 12:3027/08/2016 15:00Europe/LondonPublic Tours at Dia:BeaconDia:Beacon provides guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 2 pm. Tours are free with admission. Reservations are not necessary but can be made in person at the admissions desk.
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24/02/2019 00:0024/02/2019 23:45Europe/LondonHudson Valley Free DayHudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia:Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester.
Additionally, City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill, and Glenham) receive free admission to Dia:Beacon every Saturday and Sunday.
Please present identification and proof of residence at the admissions desk.
Hudson Valley Free Days at Dia:Beacon are made possible by Kiki McMillan, Charlie Pohlad, and the Pohlad family.
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05/03/2019 18:3005/03/2019 23:45Europe/LondonMajor Jackson and Peter SchjeldahlEvent DetailsTuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 pmDia:Chelsea535 West 22nd Street, 5th FloorNew York City
Readings in Contemporary Poetry curator, Vincent Katz provided an introduction for the evening's reading.
Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases are recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.
Major Jackson’s books of poems include: Roll Deep (W. W. Norton & Company, 2015); Holding Company (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010) and Hoops (W. W. Norton & Company, 2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry; and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia Press, 2002), which was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship for the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold University Distinguished Professor in the department of English at University of Vermont, Burlington, and a graduate faculty member of the Creative Writing Program at New York University. He serves as the poetry editor of the Harvard Review.
Enchanters of Addison County
We were more than gestural, close-listening,the scent of manure writing its waft on the leavesoff Route 22A. By nightfall, our gaze fleckedlike loon cries, but no one was up for turnipsnor other roots, not least of which the clergy.Romanticism has its detractors, which is whywe lined the road with tea-lit luminariesand fresh-cut lemons. We called it making magic,then stormed the corners and porchesof General Stores, kissing whenever cars idledat four way stop signs or sought Grade A maple syrupin tin containers with painted scenes of horse-drawnfarmers plowing through snow. The silhouetted, rustedfarm equipment gave us the laidback heavenwe so often wished, and fireflies bequeathed earth stars, such blink and blank and bunk-a-bunk-bunk.And of course we wondered if we existed,and also too, the cows of the ancient pastures,and the white milk inside our headslike church spires and ice cream cones.Even after all of that cha-cha-cha, we still cameout of swimming holes shivering our hearts out.
Peter Schjeldahl was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and grew up in Minnesota. He dropped out of college and moved to New York City to pursue journalism. Schjeldahl published a few books of poetry in the 1960s and 1970s, including Since 1964: New and Selected Poems (Sun, 1978), until he abandoned poetry to pursue art criticism full time. Schjeldahl has written on art for numerous publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. He was the art critic for the Village Voice from 1990 to 1998 and has since been a staff writer at the New Yorker. His writings on art and culture have been collected in four books of criticism, including The Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings of Peter Schjeldahl, 1978–1990 (University of California Press, 1991) and Let’s See: Writings on Art from the New Yorker (Thames & Hudson, 2008). Schjeldahl’s honors and awards include a Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, a Frank Jewett Mather Award, and a Howard Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
How do you like this poem so far?If you like it, please let me knowDon’t be shy, step right upand praise me
I need praise
Don’t worry that I will think you foolish or insincereEven if I think that, I’ll appreciate your thoughtfulnessAnd if you don’t like this poemdon’t worryConfess your dislike openly, I won’t be angryI will be able to tell you exactly how you’re wrongIt will a big relief to both of us
And do you know? If more people like you tell me preciselywhat you think of me, my poems may get betterThey may get better than this one, even
Do you think poetry about personal and professional and artisticinsecurity, yearnings for love and approval and honestcommunication, feelings of isolation, night sweats,paranoid imaginings, hysterical loathing and doubt andself-doubt, do you suppose writing on these topics is fun?Nor would these topics be among the Great Themesto which I’m positive I’m equal, if only youbastards would cough up some admiration, even fake it a littlefor me and my family and Art and future of humankind
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09/03/2019 10:3009/03/2019 12:00Europe/LondonSaturday StudioEvent DetailsSaturday, March 9, 2019 10:30 am–12 pm
Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York
Join practicing artists for a free monthly workshop of art making and play in the Learning Lab at Dia:Beacon. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family friendly program that is most suitable for children ages 5 and up. All families participating in the Saturday Studio program receive free admission to Dia:Beacon for the day.
Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of every month. The reservation window is now closed; limited space is available on Saturday, March 9, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The sign-up process begins in the admissions area at 10 am.
For more information about the Saturday Studio artist educators and workshops, see the calendar of upcoming events or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
09/03/2019 14:0009/03/2019 23:45Europe/LondonRita McBride and Ulrich Lehmann on Charlotte PosenenskeEvent DetailsSaturday, March 9, 2019, 2 pm
Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York
Free with museum admission. No reservations required.
Rita McBride was born in Des Moines in 1960. She currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Los Angeles. She received a BA from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. In 1988 she began to explore architectural and sculptural form in works ranging from small-scale objects to large-scale commissions. Her major public works include Obelisk of Tutankhamun in Cologne, Germany (2017), Bells and Whistles at the New School in New York (2014), and Mae West in Munich, Germany (2011). In 2017 Dia Art Foundation commissioned a sculptural intervention with lasers, Particulates, which was on view at Dia:Chelsea in New York City through 2018. McBride’s contribution to the exhibition catalogue Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress explores her own interest in progressive assembly and industrial logistics in relationship to Posenenske’s pioneering practice.
Ulrich Lehmann studied philosophy, sociology, and art history in Frankfurt, Paris, and London. His research interests include the histories of ideas and material culture in late 18th-century and early 19th-century Europe, and the materiality, meaning, and praxis of contemporary design. He has contributed to a wide range of journals and edited collections on art, design, and material culture; his books include Josiah McElheny: Interactions of the Abstract Body (2014) and Tigersprung: Fashion in Modernity (2000). Lehmann is an associate professor in design practice and theory at Parsons School of Design in New York City, where he teaches studio practice and cultural histories. One of these courses, on the concept of prototyping, featured Rita McBride, whose expansive 2014 sculpture Bells and Whistles is installed at the New School.
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19/03/2019 18:3019/03/2019 23:45Europe/London Matthew Day Jackson on Nancy HoltEvent DetailsTuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30 pm
Dia:Chelsea535 West 22nd Street, 5th FloorNew York City Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases are recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.
Matthew Day Jackson was born in Panorama City, California, in 1974. He received his BFA at the University of Washington in Seattle, and his MFA at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His multifaceted practice encompasses collage, drawing, installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, and video. Jackson’s recent solo exhibitions include: There Will Come Soft Rains at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta (2015); Total Accomplishment at ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany (2013); In Search of . . . at GEM Museum for Contemporary Art in the Hague, Netherlands (2012), Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna in Italy (2011), and Kunstmuseum Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland (2011); and The Immeasurable Distance at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (2009–10) and MIT List Visual Art Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2009). He currently lives and works in New York City and Wilson, Wyoming.
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