Escapism within Dia:Beacon

April 17, 2017

New York City Wanderings

You may have seen this place all over Instagram, but it’s more than a mere tsocial media-friendly destination. A beautiful art space just over an hour north of New York City by train, Dia:Beacon is a former Nabisco box printing factory in the sleepy town of Beacon that now houses a curated collection of art from the 1960s to the present.

I’m no art connoisseur, but within the walls of steel, brick, concrete and glass, and surrounded by selected imposing works of Richard Serra and Dan Flavin, among other great names, I found an inexplicable wave of peace wash over me. It was as if I had left the shadows of reality behind the train doors at the Beacon station. Instead, within the walls of Dia:Beacon, I was able to just exist – exist and be whole in the present, without anyone or anything to define me. I became one with the art.

A stark contrast from the churning sea of people, vehicles, and garbage of Manhattan, Beacon was quite literally a breath of fresh air. The silence was eerily loud, with the streets were empty and cold. But despite it all, the sleepy town was warm and inviting, and the industrial art space ignited a release of inspiration. It was the escape I had been looking for.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Vivian Yuen April 17, 2017 at 11:33 am

    This space looks serene <3

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

  • Reply VivaciousWish April 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Such a beautiful place.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/04/17/little-black-dress/

  • Reply Tiffany Lea April 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Beautiful photos!
    Love, Tiffany Lea
    https://zimmylifestyle.com

  • Reply Ice Cream Clara Blog April 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I love the contemporary feel of your photos, your snaps are so stunning! Adore your blog! 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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  • Reply Brandi Matthews April 20, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Such a rad post! Loving the pics babe!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Xx Brandi
    http://www.brandilocks.com

  • Reply Lou April 25, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Love the post!
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  • Reply Adela Guerra April 30, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Such a beautiful and artistic place! I’m loving your pictures as always!

    Adela
    http://www.hautespark.com/

    • Reply josephine May 1, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      That’s so kind, thank you Adela!

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