Dia Art Foundation

  • NY


535 W. 22nd Street
New York
United States

About Us

Dia Art Foundation, based in New York City, is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of extraordinary artists. A nonprofit founded in 1974, Dia collects the work of some of the most renowned artists of the last half-century, presents long-term, site-specific projects in the Western United States, in New York City, and on Long Island, executes new commissions and an ongoing series of original artists’ projects produced for the web, and produces scholarly publications related to its exhibitions and collection.

Dia Art Foundation identifies, fosters, and presents those artists who have the potential to change the way we think about art and the world. To achieve this, Dia:

-Provides artists with long-term support to realize the transformative potential of their ideas;

-Commits to this support even when the artists’ ideas seem too ambitious or; impractical to be realized within the traditional museum context;
-Honors these artists’ visions by maintaining iconic projects and presenting; single-artist collections of breakthrough works.