Museums & Galleries


3 Beekman St. 845.440.0100
Dia Art Foundation’s presentation facility for the permanent collection and a series of exhibitions and performances. Dia:Beacon’s expansive light filled galleries comprise 240,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space on the Hudson River.


Friday–Monday 11 am–4 pm

Thursday–Monday 11 am–6 pm

Thursday–Monday 11 am–4 pm

Dia:Beacon is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays year-round, and Thursdays in January, February, and March.

Dia:Beacon will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Dia:Beacon bookshop and café are open from 10:30 am until close.

Anamario Hernandez Art Gallery

@ The Inn & Spa at Beacon

151 Main St.   845.205.2900

An Art Gallery integrated into the very heart of the Inn and Spa at Beacon

The work of internationally celebrated Anamario Hernandez graces our lobby, and is available for sale. Anamario’s etchings and art jewelry are also on display. Our collection presents a unique viewing experience, with pieces hand-selected by the artist. You can view examples of the work of Anamario below. Read the latest Washington Post review of her show at The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC and see more of her collections at

Bannerman Island GalleryBannerman Island Gallery

150 Main Street 845.831.6346

Bannerman Island Gallery (BIG) is located in Beacon’s Arts District at 150 Main Street, and owned by the Bannerman Island Trust. New exhibits monthly; fine art paintings and other work inspired by the Hudson River Valley. For daily gallery hours, or more information on Bannerman Island Gallery exhibition programs, please call Exhibition Coordinator, Laurie Clark at (845) 416-8342.

beacon artist union (bau)

506 Main Street 845.440.7584
Artists’ co-operative gallery now in its 12th year of programming. Figurative and abstract; 2 & 3D works presented.

new expanded gallery hours

Friday 3-8 pm

Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 pm

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries / Clarkson University

Main Street Gallery and “Sensor Place”

199 Main St. 845.838.1600;


Located in the dynamic West End district of Beacon’s Main Street, this historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits.

On view November 11, 2017 through March 11, 2017: BeaconArts RETROSPECTIVE: 15

Sensor Place

At Sensor Place, YOU are the scientist.
Build a watershed and make it rain. Sense the Hudson with a salt probe. Explore the world of water science and imagination. An interactive learning space in our storefront at 199 Main Street,
Sensor Place is designed to promote environmental science and sensor literacy with unique exhibits on display for visitors of all ages.

Gallery Hours: Wed through Friday from 1p – 5p; Saturdays 3p – 7p; Sundays 12p – 4p. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Open Second Saturdays  5p – 9p

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries of Clarkson University, headquartered in Beacon, N.Y., is an environmental nonprofit organization that leverages science and technology to understand and protect rivers, estuaries and other important freshwater resources. Beacon Institute is engaging citizens, student groups and others with affordable real-time technology to ensure safe water for the health and vitality of their local communities. Through collaboration, education and scientific research, the Institute serves as a multidisciplinary resource that supports science, motivates environmental stewardship and long-term public policy solutions.

Catalyst GalleryCatalyst Gallery

137 Main St. 845.204.3844

Catalyst Gallery is a bright storefront location for monthly-rotating art exhibitions, installations, curated projects, creating a short-term showroom for craft or design, for galleries and curators seeking an alternative venue, and more.

The intention of this artist-run space is to create an opportunity for individual artists or groups to show and sell work in a vibrant community that supports the arts.


163 Main St 212.255.2505

Designer Toy Art Gallery and Magazine. Established in 2004. Specializing in global counter culture, neo-pop, high end collectibles and limited edition multiples.

10-6pm Mon – Fri; 2-9pm every Second Saturday.

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts/Kunsthalle Beacon

192 Verplanck

Beacon: 845.765.8988; New York: 212.625.1250

Mr. Cohen, of Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York City, has established a Beacon gallery that will showcase international art and design. Mr. Cohen will mix Asian, European and local talent into his gallery program. The new gallery is located at the former Beacon High School at Fishkill Avenue at Verplanck Avenue. For more information please contact his New York gallery or or ECFA@ECFA.COM

Heroes and Villains Gallery

Located on the second floor of AfterEden Gallery
453 Main St. 845.649.4469

Heroes & Villains Gallery specializes in all things superhero! Licensed dealers in Comic & SuperHero character statues by Sideshow, figures by Hot Toys, Marvel, and DC. Visit the gallery and immerse yourself in the world of Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Terminator, Deadpool, Star Wars, X-Men, every great character is here!

The Howland Cultural Center

477 Main Street 845.831.4988
Art gallery, performance space, music, poetry, theatre. An architectural gem of the Hudson Valley on the National Registry of Historic Places. Available to rent for your special occasions.

Hudson Beach Glass

162 Main St. 845.440.0068
Contemporary glass gallery featuring handmade functional and sculptural art glass, furniture and jewelry. Firehouse Art Gallery upstairs. Glassblowing studio adjoining with live demonstrations. Open daily 10-6 pm

Exhibits at the Upstairs Gallery change monthly, and are often collaborations with Fovea Exhibitions.

maria-lago-studio-5021-197x150Maria Lago Studio 502

502 Main St.

Maria Lago is an accomplished artist whose work has featured prominently in private collections, museums and galleries in Europe and the United States.

MRG-LOGOMarion Royael Gallery

159 Main St. 727.244.5535

Marion Royael Gallery highlights the work of emerging and mid career artists through a program of Directed Migrating Installations. The gallery acts as a forum for exploring the fundamental ideas and concepts in contemporary art as they relate to current global and social issues. We seek to create a vibrant cross-generational dialogue about art and culture among the general public, collectors, curators, artists and critics.

Marion Royael Gallery creates Directed Migrating Installations, represents artists and sells contemporary fine art originals, editions and objects. Our gallery is located in Beacon, New York, a bustling art community, sixty miles north of New York City, and is home to Dia:Beacon as well as many notable art galleries.

Open 1 pm to 7 pm Thursday through Sunday or by appointment

MATTEAWAN_LOGO-hi-resMatteawan Gallery

436 Main St. 845.440.7901

Matteawan Gallery specializes in contemporary art with an emphasis on works on paper by emerging and mid-career artists.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-5 pm and by appointment


444 Main St. 845.440.3092

Art for a change. Artist Jay Palefsky exhibits a new art movement called “morphicism” in the form of notecards, books, wall pieces, furniture and future works, all with the concept of images changing right before your “ahhhs”.

Artist’s Books, Photobookworks, Work on Paper & Poetry

469 Main St.   Contact

No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works is an artist-run venue located in a Main Street storefront in Beacon, NY, featuring select artist’s books, artist photo bookworks, photography books, work on paper and poetry from small and independent presses. It is a site where readers can experience by hand, limited edition, hand-made and innovative projects not widely found in traditional bookstores or galleries. Curated and focused, the program encourages visitors to spend time reading and exploring these selections. An archive of rare contemporary books and prints may be accessed by appointment. Please contact for hours or additional information. This is a project of Traffic Street Press & Paulette Myers-Rich.

Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 1-7 pm

RiverWinds Gallery

172 Main St. 845.838.2880
Gallery store featuring many of the finest Hudson Valley artists. Wide selection of ceramics, pottery, cards, photography, paintings, jewelry, apparel, & home decor. Exhibits change monthly. Wednesday – Monday 12 – 6pm

Business Member Spotlight: RiverWinds Gallery

Theo Ganz Studio

149 Main St. 917.318.2239

Friday – Sunday 12-5; and by appointment: 917.318.2239

Theo Ganz Studio, the little gallery with the big windows in Beacon’s west end, was founded by artist Eleni Smolen in 2012 as a venue for contemporary artists working in all media. Smolen concentrates on presenting actively engaged emerging and mid-career professionals in either solo or group exhibitions.

Alternative Galleries/

Galleries in Retail Establishments

logo-dip-sqDream in Plastic

177 Main St 845.632.3383

Dream in Plastic was born in a Brooklyn basement in 2007. It has called Beacon home since 2009 when it opened it’s first retail location. The boutique offers an eclectic mix of housewares, designer art toys, cameras, vintage, accessories, bath & body items, socks, stickers and more.

Exhibits at the Gallery at Dream in Plastic change monthly and mainly feature emerging artists. Receptions are held on the Second Saturday of every month from 6-9pm.

Mon & Sun: 12-6pm, Thurs-Sat: 12-7pm

The Lofts at BeaconThe Gallery @ The Lofts at Beacon

18 Front St. (off Fishkill Avenue) 845.831.7867

Rick Price Howland Library MuralHowland Public Library

313 Main St. 845.831.1134

Public Library open to all. Public computers, printing, wifi (available outside as well 24/7), books, DVDs, Music CDs, Books on CD, Children’s area, magazines, tech help, programs for all ages & interests and much more.

M,W,F 9:30-5:30 T,Th 9:30-8:00 Sat 10-4 Sun 12-4

Image: Mural at the Beacon Public Library by Rick Price