Councils

Council members deepen their relationship with Dia Art Foundation through a series of intimate events, lectures, and travel focused on the collection and curatorial program. Council members provide essential support for Dia’s artist commissions, exhibitions, public programs, and special projects.

Councils

All Council members receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to Dia:Beacon and Dia:Chelsea for council members and up to six guests
  • Reciprocal membership benefits and free admission to over fifty modern and contemporary art institutions across the United States and Canada
  • Complimentary Dia publications
  • 20% discount on publications and merchandise purchased through Dia’s bookshop in Beacon or online
  • 10% discount at Homespun Dia:Beacon café
  • Admission to all public programs (space is limited; seating is offered on a first-come,first-served basis)
  • Two complimentary tickets to Dia concerts and performances upon request
  • Four complimentary guest passes for one-time admission to Dia:Beacon or Dia:Chelsea
  • Subscription to monthly council newsletters and special event announcements
  • Recognition on Dia:Beacon’s donor wall and on Dia’s website
  • Early purchasing opportunities for Dia:Beacon Spring Benefit and Dia Fall Night tickets

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Photo: Don Stahl 

Dia’s Art Council offers members the opportunity to join a community of patrons interested in furthering their connection with the foundation through a program of year-round visits and events, such as domestic trips to Dia’s sites and affiliates including the Chinati Foundation, the Dan Flavin Art Institute, and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970).

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities to participate in two annual domestic trips to Dia sites or affiliates
  • Invitations to all Dia exhibition previews
  • Invitations to gallery talks, collection and artist studio visits, curator-led tours, and other programs in the New York area

For information about Dia’s Councils, please contact Alexandra Zigrang at councils@diaart.org or 212 293 5604.

Join or renew Art Council

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Photo: Eva Deitch 

Curator’s Council members are offered additional opportunities to engage with Dia’s sites and programs through exclusive access to advance reservations for Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field (1977), private dinners with featured artists, and personal tours of Dia’s collection.

All Art Council benefits in addition to:

  • Access to advance reservations for De Maria’s The Lightning Field
  • Invitations to private dinners associated with Dia programming
  • One personal tour of Dia:Beacon or Dia’s sites in New York City for the council members and six additional guests

For information about Dia’s Councils, please contact Alexandra Zigrang at councils@diaart.org or 212 293 5604.

Join or renew Curator's Council

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Photo: Nicki Sebastian

Leadership Council members are invited to further their engagement with Dia through international trips with Dia’s board of trustees and director. Members convene annually for a dinner in New York City with guest speakers who present on a range of topics, including the conservation of Land art, the history of Dia’s collection, and the process involved with artist commissions.

All Curator’s Council benefits in addition to:

  • Eligibility to travel with Dia leadership on domestic and international trips
  • Invitation to the annual Leadership Council dinner

For information about Dia’s Councils, please contact Alexandra Zigrang at councils@diaart.org or 212 293 5604.

Join or renew Leadership Council

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Photo: Don Stahl 

The Director’s Council underwrites one Dia exhibition or commission each year, enabling the realization of these visionary projects.

All Leadership Council benefits in addition to:

  • Public recognition for support of one Dia exhibition or commission each year
  • Special assistance in planning visits to Dia:Beacon, Dia:Chelsea, and other Dia sites

For information about Dia’s Councils, please contact Alexandra Zigrang at councils@diaart.org or 212 293 5604.

Council Members

Director’s Council 

Fady Jameel
Leslie and Mac McQuown
Alice and Tom Tisch
Sara and Evan Williams

Leadership Council

Isha Ambani
Constance R. Caplan
Lindsey and J. Patrick Collins
Christina and Pierre de Labouchere
Rena and Scott Hoffman
Maggie Kayne
Tina Kim and Jae Chung
Linda Macklowe
Ales Ortuzar
Kim and Jon Shirley
Clarice Oliveira Tavares

Curator’s Council

Suzanne D. Booth
Molly Duffy Burns
Carla Emil and Richard Silverstein
Matthew Felton
Marian Goodman
Anthony Grant
Sims Lansing
Bryan Lourd
Ronnie Sassoon and James Crump
Helena and Per Skarstedt
Akio Tagawa 

Art Council

George W. Ahl
Jody and John Arnhold
Allison and Larry Berg
Julie and Larry Bernstein
Elena Bowes
Amy Cappellazzo and Joanne Rosen
Rafael de Cardenas
Delphine de Causans
Francesca de Sola
Aimée Drummey
Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg
Bridgitt and Bruce Evans
Jan Fischer
Wendy Fisher and Dennis Goodman
Chris Stone and David Fox
Steven Grand-Jean
Agnes Gund
Mimi Haas
Constance Hess Williams
Cyril Karaoglan
Bettina Korek
Dorothy Lichtenstein
Justin Oliver
Karla Osorio Netto
Cristiana Padilha
Marlies and Jacco Reijtenbagh
Bia and Daniel Roesler
Liliane Salama and J. Peter Stillman
Andrew Schiff
Lisa Schiff
Gordon Freund and Chara Schreyer
Brent Sikkema
Alison Spear and Alexander Reese
Galia and Axel Stawski
Mila and Tom Tuttle
Shawn Warren
Virginia Wright
Bona Yoo and SangWook Lee
Lucinda Zilkha

as of July 9, 2018