Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room

141 Wooster Street, New York

A white room filled halfway with dirt, entry is blocked by a glass barrier.

Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977. © Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: John Cliett


Wednesday–Sunday, 12–6 pm 

Closed 3–3:30 pm daily 

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day 
Admission is free  

Photography is not permitted.

The New York Earth Room has additional health and safety protocols in place due to COVID-19. For more information please read our visitor guidelines.


Art: The New York Earth Room, 1977

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Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria was born in Albany, California, in 1935. He died in Los Angeles in 2013.

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Artists on Walter De Maria

Artists on Walter De Maria is the second installment in a series culled from Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lectures, focused on the work of artist Walter De Maria. It features contributions from Richard Aldrich, Jeanne Dunning, Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg, and Terry Winters.

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Photo: Don Stahl
Photo: Don Stahl

Walter De Maria: The New York Earth Room Poster

Full-color offset poster Created to celebrate the public opening of Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room on January 1, 1980.

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