Ongoing in the Galleries

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Saturday, January 4, through Monday, January 27, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm


Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

Join us for The Sympathetic Eye, featuring Jo Ann Chaus, Janet Holmes, Susan Rosenberg Jones and Paul Kessel.

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


Beacon Historical Society
17 South Avenue, Beacon

Opening Reception

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.

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Saturday, January 11, through Sunday, February 2, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm


Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception Saturday January 11, 5 to 8pm

In association with the Donald Alter Estate and Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, Harald Plochberger and Tony Moore (co-curators) are pleased to present the exhibition DONALD ALTER: THE LATE WORK / IN MEMORIAM 1930 – 2019

Artists Talk: “The Man and His Work”: A conversation with the curators, public and artist friends. Sunday January 19, 3 pm or snow date Sunday January 26, 3 pm.Read more...

You are invited to view over 50 late paintings, drawings and prints executed in Don’s final years and to give homage to our beloved artist friend through participation in the conversation, “The Man and His Work”. Link to information and images below. Ongoing through February 2.

Donald Alter was born on October 20th 1930 to immigrant parents in the Bronx and after a period of declining health died peacefully at age eighty-eight on February 16th 2019 in Goshen, NY. During his life-time, his art was collected by the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, and both Ashville Art Museum and Black Mountain College Museum, Ashville, NC. He was a long-term resident of the Hudson Valley and active member of the local arts community where he vigorously painted, drew, collaged and created in a profoundly experimental way, indicative of his early scholarship during formative years at Black Mountain College. His early work from this period was included in the exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933 – 1957”, which travelled from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, to Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, to the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH in 2015 – 16.

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Saturday, January 11, through Sunday, February 2, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm


RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

We are starting out the new year with two new artists in the gallery. KP Devlin’s paintings are inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights – specifically the Hell portion! Jennifer Dooley skillfully uses wide-angle lenses to magnify the tattered grandeur of public spaces that had been built to impress. The Artist Opening is January 11, from 6-9 pm. The show runs through February 2, 2020 Read more...

Devlin explains, “My childhood was full of wonderful things. Throughout my family’s house were many fine art prints. I recall Van Gogh, Bruegel, Dali and Renoir, but I remember most fondly the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Staring at The Garden of Earthly Delights was something I could do for hours. Beyond the wonderful, fantastical chimeras and other imaginative beasts and humans found roaming Bosch’s landscapes, were the landscapes themselves: wild, twisting, highly detailed and absolutely fascinating to me. I take plenty of time to listen to great music and look at great art. And then paint or write like I’m freefalling into the ‘Hell’ panel of Bosch’s Garden.”

From the early 1990s through about 2010, Devlin was very active as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist. He produced albums for other people. He gigged in New York City, toured nationally and around the globe, including shows in Australia. He received extensive radio play on college and indie radio, both in the US and around the world, licensed his songs to films, television shows, commercials, promos and even a video game. Devlin currently lives and works in New York City

Dooley explains: “I first discovered my interest in photography while working in the IT department at NYNEX in 1990. I met a coworker with an unsteady hand who always produced blurry pictures. So I asked if I could try out the camera and instantly fell in love.” Jennifer has since acquired numerous pieces of camera equipment. Her current go to cameras are Canon 5D Mark IV and Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II.

Jennifer’s view of the world is tied to analysis, spacial consideration and creativity; it is usually realistic, but she escapes into the surreal by distorting and using creative techniques. “It’s fun to exaggerate and draw the viewer’s attention to a piece of something. My eye always gravitates towards graphic shapes, patterns, perspective and leading lines.” Jennifer is a Quality Assurance Analyst and resides in Port Chester, NY.

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Saturday, January 11, through Sunday, February 2, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm


bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

IN THE MAIN GALLERY: Jack Troy and crew – Camaraderie
“Our firing crew of about ten meets three times a year, usually in November and March for 4-day firings in the smaller of the anagama kilns, the Pixiegama. In June – usually around the solstice – we are often joined by another 8 participants to fire Komuri (Japanese for “bat”) for 5 days. My students and I built the first anagama in 1978 at Juniata College, where I was teaching; then I built Komuri here at home the summer of 1987. Donovan Palmquist and I built the Pixiegama, near my studio, in 2005, the year I stopped teaching.” Read more...

IN THE BEACON ROOM: Nash Hyon – Beyond the Tide
I am fascinated by the relationships amongst the stars, earth, moon, elements and how they influence each other. Sea creatures time their reproductive cycles by the moon’s phases. Tides dictate other species egg laying. The stars with their elements helped to create water on earth. These are the intertwined stories that I am expressing in my paintings along with the changes that climate change is creating. My primary medium encaustic-also termed hot wax-is one of the oldest painting mediums and is made from beeswax and pigment.

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Saturday, January 11, through Friday, January 31, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Big Mouth Coffee Roasters
387 Main St,, Beacon

Opening Reception

Big Mouth Coffee Roasters is excited to host the opening reception for a collection of works exhibition by artist Aaren Vittoria Connolly- a Dutchess/Westchester native. This is her first show in Beacon, and is something not to be missed on your Second Saturday tour! Come by Big Mouth Coffee for an open gallery from 7-9pm for paintings and drawings, wines and cheeses and more!! aarenvittoriaconnolly.com

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Saturday, January 25, through Saturday, February 1, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm


Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

Opening Reception

Everyone is invited this Saturday to the reception of Art is Elementary, the fourth annual exhibition of student artwork from the Beacon City School District elementary schools. A reception for the students and teachers will be held on Saturday, January 18th from 2-4pm. All are welcome. There is snow predicted for Saturday so please check our website and facebook page to see if the reception needs to be postponed. The snow date is January 25th. The exhibit will be on view in the Community Room through February 1st.Read more...

One of the library’s most colorful exhibits, Art is Elementary features work from J.V. Forrestal, Glenham, Sargent, and South Avenue elementary schools. The annual exhibit is organized in collaboration with art teachers, Sallie Farkas, Cathy Pezzo and Susan Wurtz. Eight pieces of art were selected to represent each of the four elementary schools. The exhibit is just a small sample of the wonderful art being done by students of all ages throughout the Beacon City School District. Stop by the reception to show your support for the young artists and see their creative works.

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