Event Listing

Sunday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 5, 2020
All Day

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street, Beacon

A pioneer of the Mono-ha movement in Japan, Lee Ufan developed a sculptural practice in the 1960s that explored the tension between natural and man-made materials and the dialogue between object and space. In 1972 he changed the titles of the works that he had made up to that point to Relatum, referring to a concept in Heideggerian philosophy, which conveyed the artist’s interest in contingent circumstances. Read more...

The exhibition at Dia:Beacon, resulting from close collaboration with the artist, will showcase Dia’s 2017 acquisition of three sculptural works by Lee – Relatum (formerly System, 1969), Relatum (formerly Language, 1971), and Relatum (1974)—alongside several important loans.

Lee Ufan, Relatum (Iron Field), 1969/1994/2008, installation view, Art Basel Unlimited 2018. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo Dawn Blackman, courtesy Pace Gallery

Gallery displays rotate regularly. For more information, visit diaart.org. 

Saturday, October 5 through Monday, October 5, 2020
All Day

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street, Beacon

Opens October 5, 2019, ongoing.

Since 1962, Marian Zazeela has worked with her long-time collaborator, La Monte Young, on large-scale installations in sound and light. Though Zazeela’s sculptures and light design have become well known, her works on paper have remained decidedly less so. Dia will present approximately 30 works on paper dating from 1962 to 1990 (with the majority from the 1960s and 1970s), which showcase the range of materials and motifs that stem from the artist’s deep interest in calligraphy and ornamental forms.

Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 1, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street, Beacon

Originally trained as an architect, Barry Le Va began creating horizontally dispersed sculptures while he was a student at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Though seemingly random—and emblematic of chance-based operations—these radical works are rigorously planned and arranged for each site-dependent installation. This survey of Le Va’s floor-based installations from the 1960s will include two of his rarely seen powder dispersals, which will be reconfigured for a site-dependent space at Dia:Beacon. (more info)

Image: Barry Le Va installing Four (Cleaved Floor) (1969/2016) at MoMA PS1, New York City, in 2016. © Barry Le Va. Photo: C. J. Nolan. © David Nolan Gallery, New York.

Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 1, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street, Beacon

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Mel Bochner’s first Measurement Room, Dia has commissioned Bochner to realize a new, large-scale work from his Measurement series at Dia:Beacon. Regarded as one of the leading American Conceptual and Postminimal artists in the 1960s and 1970s, Bochner pioneered the play between the characteristics of numerical values, space, and language in his work. (more info)

Image: Mel Bochner, Measurement Room, 1969, installation view, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, 1969.

Saturday, December 14 through Sunday, April 5, 2020
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Industrial Arts Brewing Company
511 Fishkill Ave, Beacon

Opening Reception

Casey Alan Inch was born in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Connecticut. In 2000 he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received his BFA in Painting. In 2007 Inch moved to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute where he received his MFA in Painting/Drawing. Inch exhibits his work nationally, and continues to work in his Brooklyn studio. www.caseyinch.com

Saturday, January 11 through Saturday, February 29, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Beacon Historical Society
17 South Avenue, Beacon

The Beacon Historical Society presents Whispers from the Castle Keep an exhibit of memorabilia from the Bannerman Castle Trust including small artifacts from the Civil and Spanish American War. Paintings, photographs, catalogs, and rare artifacts will tell the story of the Bannerman arsenal and castle. Read more...

An opening reception will be held at 17 South Avenue in Beacon, NY on January 11 from 12 – 4 pm. The exhibit will continue on Thursdays from 10-12pm and Saturdays from 1-4pm through February 29. Parking is available behind the Historical Society on Route 9D and Beacon Street.

The Beacon Historical Society was formed in 1976, with a mission to preserve, procure, and present Beacon’s heritage and history. The Society’s collections contain more than 5,000 items including books, prints, documents, photographs, postcards, paintings, maps, and artifacts — all relating to Beacon.

Wednesday, January 22 through Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Beacon writer Donna Minkowitz will teach an 8-week memoir workshop this winter on Wednesday nights starting January 22. The course meets from 7 to 9 PM and focuses on craft – particularly on using the five senses, lyricism, emotion, storytelling, and critical thinking to create profound and relatable works of memoir. Students will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Class size is limited to eight. The fee is $275.

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Minkowitz has taught memoir writing for 20 years, at venues including the 92nd Street Y, the New York Writers Workshop, The Kitchen, and the Mt. Chocorua Writers Workshop. Her recent memoir Growing Up Golem was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and for the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, and she won a Lambda Literary Award for her first memoir, Ferocious Romance: What My Encounters with the Right Taught Me about Sex, God, and Fury. Minkowitz has also written for the New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and the Village Voice.

Please email Minkowitz46@Gmail.com for specific location (Beacon, New York 12508)

Saturday, February 8 through Sunday, March 1, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

In celebration of Black History Month, the Southern Dutchess NAACP is exhibiting historical memorabilia in the library’s Community Room during the month of February. Organized by Barbara McCaskill, local resident and NAACP member, the display features historical items from the personal collections of NAACP members including original art, prints, photographs, political posters and historical ephemera. The Beacon Historical Society is also contributing information to the exhibit about some of the historical figures featured in the exhibit and their connection to Beacon, NY. Please join us Saturday in the Community Room. A reception with light refreshments will be held on February 8th, from 1-3:30pm.The exhibit will be on view through March 1st.

Saturday, February 8 through Sunday, March 29, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm

No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

Please join us for the Second Saturday reception for artist Rosaire Appel. For the next few months, No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works is giving itself over entirely to Rosaire Appel’s artist books and works on paper. Her prolific and imaginative works encompass the acts of listening, seeing and notating sensory experiences, translated into untranslatable pages that defy conventional reading. Read more...

Appel is a well-known and respected practitioner of Asemic writing, which, simply put, is “writing” or a script that has no discernable content or meaning, which is left to the viewer to determine. Despite being open to its viewer’s interpretation, Rosaire Appel has concrete and specific sources for the generative aspect of her work. But once completed, it is free to be interpreted by anyone who wants to take the time to respond.

There will be many of Rosaire’s artist’s books on view and available for purchase, as well as rare and unique works that can be viewed up on request. Reference works on Asemic writing and books by various practitioners of this form are also on display. On view through March 29 and by appointment, we’re here to engage and share this fascinating practice of image and text in poetic forms where you decide what it means.

Saturday, February 8 through Sunday, March 8, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm

RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

These 3 artists, working in photography, encaustic and glass tiles – use basic elements to express unique visions. The
“My creations are the result of giving shape to a thought and/or feeling,” says Heidrun Morgan. “I don’t have a certain outcome in mind when I start – it is the process that fascinates me. Glass captures or transmits light as no other medium, and my glass pieces are one-of-a-kind art inspired by nature as well as by geometric shapes. For my mosaics I use glass, tiles, beads, wood, fused-glass components, and other found objects resulting in mixed media creations. Giving life to my ideas completes me.” Read more...

“Whether under a microscope, through a telescope or with the naked eye, epic landscapes of a questionable scale are a continuously fascinating subject of inspiration,” says Carol Flaitz. “I am beholden to a powerful visual world found in the natural landscape of all geologic forces.” Flaitz’s geologic images are abstracted into two-dimensional pencil designs on wood, and then submerged beneath layers of color, texture and glazes and encaustic (beeswax and resin) until a compelling landscape is born.
“My formal studies were not in photography but in Interior Design,” explains Nancy Faulds. “I worked in this field both on commercial and residential projects for 25 years, meanwhile gradually developing my eye and skills as a photographer. Over time my interests have shifted from landscapes and ‘found abstracts’ to the challenges of discovering beauty in spaces that at first seem ugly and decrepit.”

The show runs through March 8, 2020.

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