Community Free Day

Saturday, July 8, 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, July 8, 2017
11 am–6 pm 

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York

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


11:30 am
Family Tour: Moving through Color
Explore the work of John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, and Blinky Palermo with hands-on exercises that invite families and children of all ages to see, think, and make in new ways. (1 hour) 

1 pm
Material Play: Live Scores
Drawing on the work of Bruce Nauman, families and children of all ages create and perform live scores together in this outdoor drop-in program. (2 hours)

1 pm
After Truitt
Mellon Curatorial Fellow Liz Hirsch leads an in-gallery conversation on Anne Truitt’s work and its impact. (1 hour) 

2:30 pm
Anna Lovatt leads a focused talk on Michelle Stuart. (1 hour) 

4 pm
Collection Tour: Palpable Space
Join a Dia educator for an engaging and thematic gallery walkthrough focusing on selected artworks on view at Dia:Beacon. (1 hour) 

4 pm
Beer Tasting

Enjoy beers from Beacon-based microbrewery 2 Way Brewing Company. (1 hour)

Community Free Day at Dia:Beacon is made possible, in part, through 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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