Dia Beacon, day two of extending summer

Ends up that few people in Hudson NY get up to do breakfast before 10 or 11.  We really wanted to go to Bonfiglio & Bread but they were closed for the day.  So we left Hudson and drove to Tivoli for breakfast before exploring the Bard College grounds and the Hessel Museum.

bfastWe had breakfast at Murray’s.

churchbfastMurray’s is located inside an old church.

We then made our way over to Bard and the museum.  No photos in the museum.  Will never get that but whatever.  It was hovering around 94 so our idea of walking Storm King was out so we heading over to Dia Beacon.  I have always wanted to go.

demariaThe building is incredible.  It reminded me of the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.  Large factory feeling with big huge rooms to really show grand pieces.  The first two rooms that are separated are long corridors with an installation from De Maria.  This gives you an idea of the size.

serraThere are Richard Serra’s throughout.  Just love his work.

gerhardrichMy favorite artist is Gerhard Richter.  If I could own one of his pieces I would.

flavinFlavin was throughout but the installation in the basement was the best of his work.

sollewitAnother fave is Sol Lewitt.

johnchamberlainJohn Chamberlain

michaelheizerThese deep metal holes by Michael Heizer was incredible.

louiseborgeousSculptures by Louise Bourgeois.

So glad we made the journey.  We were bummed not to see our friends but when life gives you lemons, always make lemonade.