My wife and I recently spent two days one fall weekend at this breathtaking museum in upstate NY. It had been almost a decade since I had been, and I was worried that perhaps the mystique would have worn off, but when you stand in the presence of work so elegant yet so colossal it’s hard to imagine any feeling but wonder. It’s hard to describe the immense size of this interior space available at Dia:Beacon. The gallery seems to go on forever with the tone of the interior space constantly changing. Sometimes the rooms are almost endlessly long and bathed in seemingly limitless sunlight. Other rooms within give the distinct feeling of a claustrophobic catacomb with corners obscured by darkness. If you’ve never been it’s absolutely worth the drive and price of admission. You should definitely plan to spend most of the day, but save a little time for one of the delightfully hip coffee shops or restaurants in the town of  Beacon just a stones throw down the road.