Programs and free admission for Hudson Valley residents
On Saturday, April 11, Dia:Beacon visitors of all ages are invited to participate in a full day of special programs such as collection tours, programs for families and gallery talks. All programs are free with the price of admission to Dia:Beacon. During Community Free Day, residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties receive free admission (with identification).
11:30 a.m. Becoming Line: Children and families closely examine artworks and take part in visual, written and movement-based exercises. Space is limited; reservations recommended.
Noon. Making Meaning Together: Children and families discover how words, images and stories can create personal connections to artwork. A tour concludes with an art-making activity. Space is limited; reservations recommended.
1 p.m. In Search of the Familiar: This tour examines how ordinary materials can become building blocks for extraordinary works of art.
2 p.m. Gallery Talk: Curator Richard Birkett leads a focused talk on Bernd and Hilla Becher.
3 p.m. Geometries of Attention: Participants explore how volume is conveyed through both physical and imaginary means. Space is limited; reservations recommended. For more information on these programs, visit diaart.org.