Only a 90 minute train ride from 125th Harlem train station lays Beacon, a popular location for day trips and art lovers. Here, Dia:Beacon is the place to be if you are into modern art dating from 1960 to present.
CUPS invites all Columbia University postdocs to join the trip to Dia:Beacon. This former box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River, provides with its industrial architecture, the perfect setting for the many exhibitions presented here. Each gallery is specially designed for the optimal presentation of the artists’ work. The works of the many artists vary from light shows to recycled materials to huge walk-in projects. Visit the Dia:Beacon website for a first impression. http://diaart.org/visit/visit/diabeacon-beacon-united-states
Optional this day is a 2 hour boat tour to Melissa McGill’s art project ‘Constellation’. In the evening ‘Constellation’ appears over the Bannerman castle ruin on a mysterious island in the Hudson River, connecting past and present by revealing the long lost features of this castle.