Week 28: DIA: Riggio Galleries Beacon, New York

If you thought MOMA was bizarre, you haven't been to DIA. There is a huge difference between MOMA and DIA. Wheras MOMA features Van Gough and Salvador Dali among other famous artists, DIA makes the MOMA look positively conventional. As MOMA is the MET, DIA is to MOMA. DIA features a string hanging from the ceiling, a pile of broken glass, holes in the ground, and other similar works. The most fascinating and even hilarious reason to go is to read the accompanying literature on the walls with every exhibit. Not meant to be funny, they brilliantly describe in the most nauseating intellectual detail why each piece deserves to exist. Worth the trip just to read the literature.

Website: http://www.diabeacon.org/