Team Juniper Takes a Field Trip to Dia:Beacon

This past week, Juniper’s team took a day trip to break the daily routine. Our team ventured 60 miles north of New York City, to Beacon, NY. Beacon is a town full of eateries, hiking, flea markets, and above all, art. With a handful of art galleries located on Beacon’s Main Street alone, the town becomes a hub for modern art in all media. On the outskirts of Main Street sits Dia:Beacon.

 

About Dia

Dia was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. To suggest the institution’s role in enabling such ambitions, they selected the name “Dia,” taken from the Greek word meaning “through.”

Today, Dia is a constellation of sites, from the iconic permanent, site-specific artworks and installations in New York, the American West and Germany; to an exhibition program that has commissioned dozens of breakthrough projects; to the vast galleries of Dia:Beacon; and finally the programs of education and public engagement.

by John Chamberlain

In May 2003, Dia Art Foundation opened Dia:Beacon on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, in a former Nabisco box printing factory. The museum presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs. Since its opening, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the city of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination for visitors from the region, New York City, and beyond.

by Michael Heizer

by Richard Serra

by Mary Corse

by Dan Flavin

by Dan Flavin

After a day of awe-inspiring exhibitions of contemporary art and culture, our team reflected upon our afternoon at Max’s restaurant on Main Street followed by a round of Baja 328’s signature margaritas as we toasted to a successful day out that gave our entire team a stronger bond.

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