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

The museum and galleries are currently open Wednesday through Monday, 11am - 5pm.

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

Sun, 11AM5PM
Mon, Closed
Tue, Closed
Wed, 11AM5PM
Thu, 11AM5PM
Fri, 11AM5PM
Sat, 11AM5PM
Sun, Closed
Mon, 9:30AM6PM
Tue, 9:30AM6PM
Wed, 9:30AM6PM
Thu, 9:30AM6PM
Fri, 9:30AM5PM
Sat, Closed
Limited access
Sun, Closed
Mon, Closed
Tue, Closed
Wed, Closed
Thu, Closed
Fri, Closed
Sat, Closed
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.