Community Free Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11 am–6 pm, Dia Beacon

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.

Event Details
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11 am–6 pm

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Please bring a driver’s license or other government-issued ID for entry to the museum.


11 am
Light Party
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)

11:30 am
Being in the Making
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) 

12 pm
Choice, Permutation, Variation Tour
Consider 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 pm
Seeing as Moving as Feeling Tour
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) 

2 pm 
Alexandra Truitt and curator James Meyer discuss the work of Anne Truitt. (1 hour)

3 pm
Performance: François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea
Tracing 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 Tasting
Enjoy beers from Beacon-based microbrewery 2 Way Brewing Company. (45 minutes)

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. 



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