Housed in a 240,000-square-foot former printing plant, Dia:Beacon (3 Beekman St., 845/440-0100, www.diabeacon.org, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Thurs.–Mon. May–Oct., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Fri.–Mon. Nov.–Apr., admission $10) displays the permanent collection of the Dia Art Foundation, an innovative arts institution based in New York City. Among the highlights on display are Andy Warhol’s 1979 Shadows, composed of 102 paintings; Richard Serra’s monumental Torqued Ellipses series; a large-scale sculpture by Walter De Maria; a series of fluorescent light works by Dan Flavin; and Agnes Martin’s 1999 suite of paintings Innocent Love, created specifically for Dia:Beacon.
Redesigned from a factory into a museum by artist Robert Irvin, Dia:Beacon sits on 34 landscaped acres peppered with flowering fruit trees. The museum is within walking distance of the Metro-North train station, and on weekends, the Beacon Shuttle trolley bus provides transportation to various stops in town.
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