Dia Art Foundation

Dia at 50: a new era

A look at the past, present and future of the famed New York contemporary-art institution, which started out with an ambitious mission to create massive public works and has morphed into a museum for the 21st century

The Week in Art podcast | Tate’s historic women artists show, Dia at 50, Martin Wong’s record-breaking painting

Exploring Now You See Us, which celebrates the output of Vanessa Bell, Mary Beale and many more, plus conversations about Dia’s legacy and the ’visual linguist‘ Wong


Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama wins inaugural Sam Gilliam Award

The prize, established by Dia Art Foundation and the Sam Gilliam Foundation, comes with a $75,000 gift and public programme at Dia

Dia Art Foundation embarks on landscape transformation to make Beacon campus climate resilient

Studio Zewde is redesigning eight acres of the property on the banks of the Hudson River to protect against rising water


Dia Art Foundation launches $75,000 art award named for late artist Sam Gilliam

The prize, made possible by a gift from Gilliam’s estate, will be given out annually for ten years starting in 2024

Steve McQueen will take over Dia Beacon’s cavernous basement next spring with ‘his most abstract work to date’

Commissioned by the Dia Art Foundation and the Schaulager in Switzerland, the work will mark a return to McQueen’s video-art roots

Dia Art Foundation to help steward Cameron Rowland project involving land on South Carolina island

Materials related to the conceptual artist’s multilayered project, “Depreciation”, will go on view at Dia Chelsea

Twelve must-see exhibitions in New York during Frieze

From Lauren Halsey's new commission for the Met rooftop to funkily subversive sculptures at the Museum of Arts and Design, the season's essential exhibitions

The late conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn would not want you to read this article

The curators of his first US museum survey will not talk about the show, honouring his wishes not to interpret his artwork


American artist Senga Nengudi wins $100,000 Nasher Prize for sculpture

The artist will have a career-spanning exhibition at Dia Beacon next year that will be on view long-term


Staff at the Dia Art Foundation vote overwhelmingly in favour of forming a union

More than 90% of workers voted to form a union at the institution, which operates spaces in Manhattan, Beacon and the Hamptons, as well as site-specific works in Manhattan, Utah, New Mexico and Germany

Robert Irwin’s 1972 Fogg Museum scrim installation revived in its 'ideal location' at Dia Beacon

The converted Dia building and its gardens were themselves designed by Irwin, creating a sequence of interventions that one curator says is "like a Russian doll"

Dia Art Foundation staff announce intentions to unionise

The proposed union would consist of 135 professional and non-professional staff at Dia sites in New York, Beacon, Long Island and New Mexico

Preserving the ‘visual consistency’ of Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer

The Dia Art Foundation will renovate the storied works, each on view in New York for more than 40 years, with the intention of keeping them open year-round

The best art destinations for day trips near New York City this summer

Our picks of the must-see seasonal outdoor and indoor exhibitions, from Wangechi Mutu and Brandon Ndife at the Storm King Art Center to Frank Stella at The Ranch

Camille Norment engulfs Dia warehouse with a ‘vibrational catharsis’

Norment, who previously represented the Nordic Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial, has devised a minimal sonic experience for the Dia Art Foundation’s second exhibition in its revamped Chelsea space

Surge in visitors to Spiral Jetty through the pandemic leads to plans for more amenities and ecological awareness

The famous Land Art site in Utah became a popular destination, with more than 700 cars logged at the site in one day

After a $20m renovation, Dia is poised to re-emerge as a force in Chelsea

Refurbished space will showcase under-recognised artists, starting with Lucy Raven, and serve as a hub for the foundation's 11 sites

Dia Chelsea plans to reopen in April after connecting three buildings in a $20m project

Inaugural exhibition in New York will feature a film and light sculptures by Lucy Raven

Neon pioneer Keith Sonnier—who has died aged 78—honoured with exhibition at New York's Dia Beacon

The late artist was a key figure in the 1960s post-Minimalist New York art scene


Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth

Plus, Dia Art Foundation's curator Donna De Salvo on Duchamp’s Étant Donnés. Produced in association with Christie's

Dia:Chelsea to begin revamp this month for fall 2020 reopening

The project, announced last year, is part of the Dia Art Foundation’s $90m multi-venue initiative

Nancy Holt’s desert Sun Tunnels will be cleaned and repaired—but the bullet marks are staying

The artist considered the streaks left by gunfire to be part of the Land Art work's evolution

Dia show aims to place Charlotte Posenenske firmly among stars of minimalist sculpture

It is the first large-scale US exhibition of the German artist's work

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from a vintage Hawaiian shirt to an heirloom Chinese art collection


Andy Warhol (part two): Jeremy Deller, Shadows

The British artist tells us about hanging out in the Factory and we get the story behind the Shadow paintings on show in New York . Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Electrical fire damages Mary Corse work at Dia:Beacon

Work was wired to an element that overheated, museum says, and institution quickly reopened