At a May 5 press event, Dia announced that its free-admission policy for local residents will now extend to residents of Newburgh as of May 13, 2023. Free admission is already offered during all regular hours to residents of Beacon, and to all residents of the Hudson Valley on the last Sunday of each month.
The expansion to Newburgh of local free admission marks the occasion of Dia Beacon’s twentieth anniversary and reflects the enduring ties the museum has with its neighbors. In addition to expanded free admission, Dia will continue its robust educational programming in these surrounding areas, encouraging people of all ages to engage with art. New York State Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson further announced $150,000 of new funding for Dia Beacon for the year ahead.
“Over the last two decades it has been incredible to witness not just the growth of an amazing place for art, but also the forging of such strong partnerships between Dia Beacon and nearby communities. We truly would not be here if it weren’t for support from Beacon and Newburgh residents as well as the entire Hudson Valley,” said Jessica Morgan, Dia’s Nathalie de Gunzburg director.
“I am proud to have secured $150,000 in new funding for Dia Beacon for the year ahead. The museum has been instrumental in Beacon’s revitalization and continues to draw visitors from around the globe. I am pleased that Dia leadership heard my call to open their doors to residents of Newburgh, who can now join their Beacon neighbors across the river by enjoying this world class museum for free. I thank Dia leadership for their vision and look forward to seeing further partnerships to benefit Newburgh and Beacon residents of all ages.” said Jonathan G. Jacobson, New York State Assemblymember.
For more information on opening hours, admission, and current exhibitions, visit Dia’s website.