TM Visits Dia Beacon

Richard Serra 2000, 2000

On my way back home from Herb’s show in Hudson, NY I decided to stop over in Beacon, NY (down the Hudson) and spend the say at Dia Beacon. Occupying a former Nabisco box warehouse built in 1929, the Dia Beacon has filled the roughly 300,000 square foot space with art from the ’60s on up. Like MASS MoCA, so much space means you’ll see works that won’t fit in your basic building. Even a big building.

Blinky Palermo
Times of the Day, 1974–75

We all have favorites and some of mine include Blink Palermo and Robert Ryman and Dia Beacon has put their rooms right next to each other.

Robert Ryman
Transfer, 1987
Blinky Palermo
Times of the Day I, 1974–75
Robert Ryman
The Paradoxical Absolute, 1958

I also happen to love the works of Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, and many of the other artists in the Dia Beacon’s collection. Here are some of them.


Donald Judd
Untitled, 1976
Dan Flavin
untitled, 1970
Richard Serra
Union of the Torus and the Sphere, 2001
Louise Bourgeois
Crouching Spider, 2003
Louise Bourgeois
Colonnata, 1968
Robert Irwin
Excursus: Homage to the Square, 1998/2015
Dorothea Rockburne
Domain of the Variable, 1972/2018
Gerhard Richter
6 Gray Mirrors, 2003
Robert Morris
Untitled, 1967/2011
Michael Heizer
Negative Megalith #5, 1998
Imi Knoebel
Raum 19, 1968
Richard Serra
Double Torqued Ellipse, 1997 (detail)
Bruce Nauman
Hanged Man, 1985

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