ARO is overseeing the upgrade and expansion of Dia Art Foundation’s locations in New York City and Beacon, as part of a comprehensive, multi-year plan to strengthen Dia’s mission, program and resources. The relaunch of Dia:SoHo—a 2,500 SF gallery space at 77 Wooster Street will support artist projects, collection displays, and exhibitions.

Walter De Maria artwork The Broken Kilometer.
Walter De Maria, The Broken Kilometer, 1979. © The Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo: Jon Abbott

Historically one of Dia’s original galleries in New York City, the space will serve as a new gallery space and critical hub for two adjacent artist sites—The New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer by Walter De Maria.

Walter De Maria artwork The New York Earth Room with soil in a room
Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977, Long-term installation at 141 Wooster Street, New York City Photo: John Cliett © Dia Art Foundation.

The galleries housing these works, which were installed in 1977 and 1979 respectively, will be upgraded with new infrastructure and HVAC systems, enabling both sites to remain open year-round. Restoration work on the De Maria sites will begin in spring 2021, and both will reopen to coincide with the opening of Dia:SoHo in fall 2022.