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The Fisher Center for The Performing Arts, Bard College. Photo: Pete Mauney ‘93 MFA

On view starting Saturday, June 25th:

Dara Birnbaum: Reaction

Black Melancholia

Martine Syms: Grio College

Attendance is free and can be reserved in advance here. Please note that you will need to make individual reservations for each member of your group.

If you do not see the date you would like listed on the calendar it means we are closed for that day.

For information on guided tours of the exhibitions see here.

The CCS Bard Library & Archives are currently open to all Bard students, faculty, and staff.

Sun, 12PM6PM
Mon, 12PM6PM
Tue, Closed
Wed, 12PM6PM
Thu, 12PM6PM
Fri, 12PM6PM
Sat, 12PM6PM
Sun, Closed
Mon, 10AM5PM
Tue, 10AM5PM
Wed, 10AM5PM
Thu, 10AM5PM
Fri, 10AM5PM
Sat, Closed
Limited access
Sun, 12PM5PM
Mon, 12PM5PM
Tue, Closed
Wed, 12PM5PM
Thu, 12PM5PM
Fri, 12PM5PM
Sat, 12PM5PM
Sun, Closed
Mon, 9AM5PM
Tue, 9AM5PM
Wed, 9AM5PM
Thu, 9AM5PM
Fri, 9AM5PM
Sat, Closed


The Center for Curatorial Studies and the Hessel Museum of Art are located at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, about 90 miles north of New York City. Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College 33 Garden Rd Annandale-on-Hudson NY 12504

Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College
33 Garden Rd
NY 12504

By Car

From New York City and southern Connecticut, follow I-84 to the Taconic State Parkway, take the Taconic north to the Red Hook/ Route 199 exit, drive west on Route 199 through the village of Red Hook to Route 9G, turn right onto Route 9G, and drive north 1.6 miles. You will come to your first light at Kelly Road – make a left, and then bear to the right onto Annandale Road(County Route 103) You are now on the Bard College campus. Follow signs to CCS Bard Hessel Museum.

From New Jersey and points south, take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 (Kingston), take Route 209 (changes to Route 199 at the Hudson River) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Route 9G; at the second light, turn left onto Route 9G and drive north 3.5 miles. Once on the Bard Campus, follow signs for CCS Bard Hessel Museum.

From northern Connecticut, take Route 44 to Route 199 at Millerton, drive west on Route 199, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.

From Massachusetts and northern New England, take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit B-2 (Taconic Park- way), take the Taconic south to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.

By Train
Amtrak provides service from Penn Station, New York City, and from Albany to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of Annandale. Taxi service is available at the Rhinecliff station.

Access Information for Hessel Museum and CCS Bard Galleries

CCS Bard and the Hessel Museum of Art are located in a single-level facility. If you have specific questions or requests about access, please write to at least two weeks before your visit or the event you plan to attend and we will make every effort to accommodate you. During your visit, you may seek the assistance of Security and Visitor Service staff members who are present at the CCS Bard reception desk and throughout the exhibitions. Please don’t hesitate to contact with feedback about your visit.

To see our full access policy please click here.