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April 14 to May 14, 2019

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Tour

Public Tours at Dia:Beacon


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27/08/2016 12:30 27/08/2016 15:00 Europe/London Public Tours at Dia:Beacon Dia: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.      Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,SA;UNTIL=20260601T235900; Public Tours at Dia:Beacon
<p>Photo: Eva Deitch</p>

Members’ Event

Members’ Shopping Days


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10/05/2019 00:00 10/05/2019 23:45 Europe/London Members’ Shopping Days Event Details May 10–27, 2019   From May 10 through May 27 members receive a 30% discount on all Dia publications and a 20% discount on other items purchased online or at the Dia:Beacon bookshop.   Gift memberships are also 10% off and include a complimentary Dia journal. Exclusions apply. Gift memberships must be purchased either over the phone at 212 293 5602 or in person at Dia:Beacon or Dia:Chelsea to receive this special rate. Not valid online.   Join, renew, or give a gift membership today.         Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Members’ Shopping Days
<p>Photo: Jackie Roman</p>

Poetry Reading

Rosa Alcalá and Laynie Browne


Dia:Chelsea

Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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16/04/2019 18:30 16/04/2019 23:45 Europe/London Rosa Alcalá and Laynie Browne Event DetailsTuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:30 pm Dia: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.   Rosa Alcalá is a poet and translator originally from Paterson, New Jersey, who has published three books of poetry: MyOTHER TONGUE (Futurepoem, 2017); The Lust of Unsentimental Waters (Shearsman Books, 2012); and Undocumentaries (Shearsman Books, 2010). Her poems appear in American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), among other anthologies. Recent publications include two edited volumes: Cecilia Vicuña: New & Selected Poems (Kelsey Street Press, 2018) and Spit Temple: The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012). Alcalá has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship and was a runner-up for the PEN Translation Prize. She teaches in the department of creative writing and the bilingual MFA program at the University of Texas at El Paso. Fashion’s Cycle            after Rana Plaza To be born is to riskthe ghost of a factory collapse  to try it on in intervalsin front of the mirror. I loved the baby dolldress like  no other. I can see it.I can see a hand reaching out to herbrother, as if to say: we will make itout of here. I wore it, I wore itout the  door. (originally appeared in The Nation, August 13–20, 2018) Laynie Browne is an editor, a poet, a prose writer, and a teacher. She is author of thirteen collections of poems and three novels. Her most recent collections include a book of poems You Envelop Me (Omnidawn, 2017), a novel Periodic Companions (Tinderbox Editions, 2018), and short fiction The Book of Moments (Presses universitaires de rouen et du havre, 2018), which was published in both English and French. Her honors include a 2014 Pew Fellowship for the Arts, the National Poetry Series Award for her 2007 collection The Scented Fox, and the Contemporary Poetry Series Award for her 2005 collection Drawing of a Swan Before Memory. Her poetry has been translated into Catalan, Chinese, French, and Spanish. Browne teaches at University of Pennsylvania and at Swarthmore College. Even if a woman sits at a loom  Slowly I learned that to pull her sentences apart was also to pull apart individual bodies. One had to learn them in relation. A sequence of words placed in one’s mouth become more intimate with familiarity. The charge deepens in texture, skin beneath the surface swells red.  Her words suffused my articulations until my tongue became that animal whose thirst betrayed a preference for complication. How might I transcribe thought when meaning itself is another sort of well, the original place of meeting?  We carry our vessels and return to the source.       Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Rosa Alcalá and Laynie Browne
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Education Program

Dia Teens: Open Studio


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Dia Teens

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20/04/2019 13:00 20/04/2019 15:00 Europe/London Dia Teens: Open Studio Event DetailsSaturday, April 20, 2019, 1–3 pm Dia:Beacon Learning Lab Dia:Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Refreshments served. Join Dia Teens for a presentation of multimedia artworks and interactive installations. Dia Teens is an intensive program that elevates the voices, ideas, and contributions of youth at Dia, while emphasizing collective agency, critical thinking, and choice. In collaboration with an artist ally, this program invites flexible thinkers to make ambitious ideas actionable.  Admission to Dia:Beacon is complimentary for guests of Dia Teens. Upon arrival, please inform the admissions staff that you are attending the Dia Teens program in the Learning Lab.     Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Dia Teens: Open Studio
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Special Event

Hudson Valley Free Day


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28/04/2019 00:00 28/04/2019 23:45 Europe/London Hudson Valley Free Day Hudson 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.     Dia:Beacon TURE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Hudson Valley Free Day
<p>Joseph Beuys, installation view, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York. © Joseph Beuys/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Eva Deitch</p>

Lecture

Nayland Blake on Joseph Beuys


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Artists on Artists Lecture Series

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07/05/2019 18:30 07/05/2019 23:45 Europe/London Nayland Blake on Joseph Beuys Event DetailsTuesday, May 7, 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 recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability. Nayland Blake was born in New York City in 1960. They attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and then California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita. After receiving their MFA, they moved to San Francisco in 1984. Blake has had one-person exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and University of California Berkeley Art Museum. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and many other institutions. In 1995 they coorganized the landmark exhibition In a Different Light at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum with Lawrence Rinder, and in 2018 they organized Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Blake is currently the founding chair of the ICP-Bard MFA program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Blake lives and works in New York.     Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Nayland Blake on Joseph Beuys
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Education Program

Saturday Studio


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Saturday Studio

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11/05/2019 10:30 11/05/2019 12:00 Europe/London Saturday Studio Event DetailsSaturday, May 11, 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. The reservation window is now closed; limited space is available on Saturday, May 11, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The sign-up process begins in the admissions area at 10 am. Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am. For more information about Saturday Studio artist educators and workshops, see the calendar of upcoming events or e-mail beaconprogram@diaart.org.       Dia:Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Saturday Studio
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Poetry Reading

Alan Bernheimer and Jean Day


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Readings in Contemporary Poetry

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14/05/2019 18:30 14/05/2019 23:45 Europe/London Alan Bernheimer and Jean Day Event DetailsTuesday, May 14, 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.   Alan Bernheimer’s new collection of poetry, From Nature, is forthcoming from Cuneiform Press in 2019. Recent work has appeared at Across the Margin and in Delineator, Equalizer, and Hambone. Born and raised in New York City, he has lived in the Bay Area since the 1970s. He produces a portrait gallery of poets reading on flickr. His translation of Philippe Soupault’s memoir, Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism was published by City Lights in 2016. BREAKFAST Forgetting words The moment you Hear or read them Is one way to avoid Plagiarizing but just Keep their flavor And then try Expressing thatIn your own words As if you could Own words You can't even Keep thoughtsFrom slipping awayThey’re the slipperiest Of all the slippery Things in lifeThe hotel elevator That rises way Past the roof And slips across A higher landscapeA different neighborhood Why not ask If any of these Places will be Open for breakfast Jean Day is an editor, a poet, and a union activist, whose Triumph of Life was just published in 2018 by Insurance Editions. Recent poems can also be seen in Across the Margin, Breather, Chicago Review, Delineator, Jongler (French), and Open House, as well as in her Daydream, published last year by Litmus Press. Earlier works include Early Bird (O’Clock, 2014) and Enthusiasm (Adventures in Poetry, 2006), among other books. Her work has also appeared in many anthologies, including the recent Resist Much/Obey Little (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017) and Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street, 2015). She lives in Berkeley, where she works as managing editor of Representations, an interdisciplinary humanities journal published by University of California Press. FROM A DISTANT STAR Sectarian quiet is a myth.  I knew it would be like this: Milky sky of latewild turkeys in traffican earlier and earlier dinner. It pays to be smart                        in any universe. But we are down to the final call                        for volunteers –from The Triumph of Life     Dia:Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Alan Bernheimer and Jean Day