With pieces assembled largely during the 1970s and early 1980s by Dia’s founders, the collection also includes some of the most important artists of the 20th century, including Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter, Lawrence Weiner, Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, and Blinky Palermo.  Photo 8 of 27 in Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York
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If you’re looking for a caffeine refuel, or merely to have a leisurely conversation with other local Beaconers, head over the Bank Square Café on Main street. With a hip clientele, gourmet coffee, and an overall early 90s-meets-modern-design feel, Bank Square could easily be mistaken for one of the better java shops in Williamsburg or Portland. Minus the long wait of course.  Photo 10 of 27 in Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York
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For those looking to turn their trip to Dia:Beacon into a full-day event, the town offers a plethora of shops within close walking distance. In addition to its easy-going atmosphere, most of the attractions in Beacon are along the stretch of Main street, making it easy to pack in a full day of sightseeing without having to travel too far.  Photo 9 of 27 in Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York
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