Walter De Maria: Truck Trilogy

dem-black-truck-aDia Art Foundation in Beacon, NY presents Walter De Maria’s Truck Trilogy in Dia:Beacon. Begun in 2011 and completed posthumously, the Truck Trilogy consists of three classic Chevrolet pickup trucks, which have been stripped of all extraneous elements and details. Placed vertically in the trucks’ flatbeds are circular, square, and triangular polished-stainless-steel rods. Similar to De Maria’s Bel Air Trilogy (2000–11), the Truck Trilogy juxtaposes the elegant lines of mid-century American industrial design with the geometric vocabulary that underscores more than fifty years of the artist’s practice. This installation is organized as part of a year of programming in celebration of Walter De Maria’s art, marking the fortieth anniversary of The Lightning Field, The New York Earth Room, and The Vertical Earth Kilometer, each commissioned by Dia and completed in 1977.

Support for the fabrication of Truck Trilogy was provided by Gagosian Gallery.

MOUNT GULIAN OPENS FOR TOUR SEASON

mountgulianbackporch-2ca6e09cMount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opened for the season on Sunday, April 23rd. Tours of the historic home, Dutch barn, and restored garden will be given every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through October 29th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m.

Admission is $8 adults; $6 seniors; and $4 children (6-18 years of age).  There is no charge for Mount Gulian members.  Membership is open to the public.

For more information, directions and event listings call 845-831-8172 or visit our website at www.mountgulian.org

“Music Inspired by Matisse’s Jazz”

gwen-jazz_origMonday, May 22nd at 7 pm at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon

Beacon’s Howland Cultural Center is not just another arts organization, for its home is a Victorian building that was born specifically to serve the community as a cultural resource. The Howland Cultural Center continues to use this rare architectural gem to showcase a myriad of community functions as well as regional, national and international cultural events drawing audiences from across the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Beacon Open Studios

2017-05-02_11-53-49May 13th & 14th

Beacon Open Studios is a free, citywide, weekend long event where artists who live or work in Beacon, New York open their art studios to the public.

Now in its ninth year, BOS is one of the largest events of its kind in the Hudson Valley. Visitors can follow the map for a self-guided tour of over 50 artists.

This year Beacon Open Studios falls on Second Saturday, another longstanding community event where shops stay open late, and local art galleries, restaurants and bars host openings, tastings and music performances.

Pick up a free color catalog and map at Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main Street.
Event is from 12-6PM