Dia Art Foundation
Set up in 1974, the Dia Art Foundation is one of the most influential modern and contemporary art institutions worldwide. The name choice name of the foundation, “Dia”, is a Greek word that means “through,” to symbolize the institutions’ role as a path through which artistic projects get recognized on a global scale.
The founders of Dia, Philippa de Menil and Heiner Friedrich, envisioned a museum without boundaries that would cater to the needs of artists that had ruled the trade in the 1960s and 1970s. Dia operates as a nonprofit organization with a mandate to initiate, support, showcase and preserve artworks.