Dia:Beacon is an utterly magical place. It’s in an old Nabisco box-printing plant in Beacon, NY, by the Hudson River. The soaring spaces and light from the industrial windows makes the art even more alive. There are only a few artists featured, each with an abundant space.
The most breathtaking is the Dan Flavin installation in the basement:
There are also Dan Flavin works on the main floor:
Robert Irwin, who was instrumental in designing the layout of the space, has a large installation of his ethereal rooms:
Lawrence Weiner’s words stretch across a room:
In the smaller second floor, the Louise Bourgeois spider dominates the space:
In a space on one side of the building, the huge sculptures of Richard Serra look almost small, and magical in the light;