Community Free Day at Dia:Beacon Jan. 10

Visitors can experience full day of special programs

On Saturday, Jan. 10, visitors of all ages can participate in a full day of special programs including collection tours, programs for families and gallery talks, among other activities. All programs are free with the price of admission to Dia:Beacon.

As part of Community Free Day, residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties receive free admission (with government-issued identification).

11:30 a.m. Imaginary Alphabets and Intentional Accidents: This tour for families, led by Dia Guide Jean-Marc Superville-Sovak, utilizes playful and interactive exercises to engage children and parents with selected works on view by artists Carl Andre, John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt and Richard Serra (1 hour).

Noon, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sound and Site: Closely examining specific works of art on view at Dia:Beacon over the course of the day, artist educator Audra Wolowiec engages visitors of all ages in a series of 30-minute sessions in which participants observe, respond and experience with the entire body and the senses (30-minute exercises engaging with a single artwork each session).

1 p.m. Maisons Fragiles: The Elusiveness of Permanence: Dia Guide Tricia Wright invites visitors to consider the different ways in which artists Louise Bourgeois, On Kawara, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter and Fred Sandback have explored fragility and impermanence through narrative content, materials and form (1 hour).

2 p.m. Gallery Talk: Stephen Hoban, publications manager at Dia Art Foundation, leads a focused talk on Carl Andre’s work (1 hour).

The hours for Community Free Day are Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St. in Beacon. For directions, visit diaart.org.


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