Dia:Beacon Offers Free Admission on Jan. 9

Full day of programs and lectures planned

Dia:Beacon will host a Community Free Day on Saturday, Jan. 9, in which residents of Dutchess and Putnam counties are admitted free. (Adult admission is usually $12.) The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day’s programs begin at 11:30 a.m. with Experiments in Looking, in which visitors can explore their perception of color and light through the work of Dan Flavin, Robert Irwin, and Blinky Palermo with artist educator Alisa Besher.

At 1 p.m., Ellen Siebers will investigates the visual possibilities of transformation and contemplation reached through the traditional medium of paint in a tour focusing on the work of artists Agnes Martin, Palermo and Robert Ryman. Also at 1 p.m., Dia Teens will engage with the work of Ryman through conversation and debate.

At 2 p.m., curator Alex Klein will lead a focused talk on John Chamberlain. At 3 p.m., 2 Way Brewing Company of Beacon will present a beer tasting.

Community Free Days at Dia:Beacon are made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Dyson Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency. The museum is located at 3 Beekman Street. For more information, call 845-440-0100 or visit diabeacon.org.

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