Get Out of Town!

A Review by Maria Kozak (MFA 2011)
If you feel like escaping the city this weekend then head out to Bridgehampton. You can checkout ArtHamptons in the morning and then spend the rest of the day at the beach. It's a few hours on the Long Island Railroad and you can bring your bike on the train for easy transportation upon arrival. You can also rent a Zipcar or take the Jitney bus though bikes are not allowed. There is a surprising amount of figurative work at the fair this year and not from the usual suspects. You can see recent NYAA Fellow Philip Thomas's painting at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts booth. Then head down Ocean Road to the beach!

Another option is to head upstate on the Metro North Railroad to Beacon and checkout the DIA:Beacon The museum houses the DIA Art Foundations collection of art from the 1960's to the present. It is renowned for its site specific installations and is situated on 31 beautiful acres in an old Nabisco factory on the banks of the Hudson River. Definitely worth a visit.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed visiting Beacon! it's only a ten minute walk from the train station to Dia: BEacon. Afterwards, head to Main Street for their art galleries, Hudson Beach Glass glassblowing, RiverWinds arts-craftsmen's co-op, Artisan Wine for tastings and neat little bistros for lunch. See www.DutchessTourism for more ideas! Enjoy the rest of summer!