I had the privilege of producing a couple stories for Eileen McAdam’s Newburgh Beacon Audio Adventure Tour, part of the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley. The first is about the building that now houses Dia:Beacon. It was built in 1929 to produce millions of cookie and cracker boxes for the Nabisco company. Long-time Beacon resident and former Nabisco employee John Ballo talks about how the building’s natural light created the perfect setting for cookie box color correction as well as modern art viewing.
What do an Andy Warhol painting and a box of Fig Newtons have in common?