CCS Bard CCS Bard is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day.

The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day. In addition to the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, the Center houses the Marieluise Hessel Collection, as well as an extensive library and curatorial archives that are accessible to the public. The Center’s two-year M.A. program in curatorial studies is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating contemporary art. Exhibitions are presented year-round in the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, providing students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists and curators. The exhibition program and the Hessel Collection also serve as the basis for a wide range of public programs and activities exploring art and its role in contemporary society. The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College opened its doors in 1992. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012, CCS Bard presents a series of exhibitions by students, as well as a roster of international artists, working in a range of practices.

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01/14/2019

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Congrats to CCS Bard alum Bhavisha Panchia ‘16!!!
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#SharjahArtFoundation, in collaboration with Air Arabia (@airarabiagroup), is pleased to announce that Bhavisha Panchia has been selected as curator for this year’s Air Arabia Curator-in-Residence Programme. During her residency, Panchia will conduct research and curate an exhibition with artists from across Air Arabia’s extensive flight network. The exhibition will take place July 2019.

بالتعاون مع العربية للطيران، يسرنا الإعلان عن قيّم برنامج العربية للطيران لإقامة القيّمين لهذا العام، وهي الباحثة والقيّمة المقيمة في جنوب إفريقيا بهافيشا بانتشيا، التي ستقيم في الشارقة، وتجري أبحاثاً حول موضوع من اختيارها في الشارقة وفي بقاع أخرى من العالم تكون من ضمن الشبكة الواسعة لوجهات العربية للطيران، وتنظم معرضاً في مؤسسة الشارقة للفنون، وذلك في يوليو 2019. لمعرفة المزيد: sharjahart.org.

The final guest for the fall semester's Speaker Series will be Gavin Brown. Starts at 5pm, as always seating is first-co...
11/29/2018

The final guest for the fall semester's Speaker Series will be Gavin Brown. Starts at 5pm, as always seating is first-come, first served. See you there!
More info at http://ccs.bard.edu

Recent Afterall review of "The Conditions of Being Art" by CCS Bard alum Jeppe Ugelvig!
10/04/2018
Gallery-as-Form: ‘The Conditions of Being Art’ at the Hessel Museum of Art • Online • Afterall

Recent Afterall review of "The Conditions of Being Art" by CCS Bard alum Jeppe Ugelvig!

Gallery-as-Form: ‘The Conditions of Being Art’ at the Hessel Museum of Art Jeppe Ugelvig Reviews / 04.10.2018Print Installation view, ‘The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (1983–2004)’, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2018. Courtesy ...

"But for the time being: yes, it's beautiful show." From the 4Columns review of "The Conditions of Being Art", on view t...
09/14/2018
The Conditions of Being Art

"But for the time being: yes, it's beautiful show." From the 4Columns review of "The Conditions of Being Art", on view through December 14th, come and see the beauty for yourself.

4Columns arts criticism weekly.

Great NY Times review of "The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004)" by Nan...
08/31/2018
Worth the Ride: 5 Surprising Exhibition Spaces in Upstate New York

Great NY Times review of "The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004)" by Nancy Princenthal. Come by and see it - open through December.

A glass house, a drawing made of bent wood and a sculpture about the slave trade that uses piano keys: These are among the intriguing works awaiting north of New York City.

Coursebooks are ready and waiting for our students!! #fall2018 #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel #summersover #graduateschoollife
08/28/2018

Coursebooks are ready and waiting for our students!! #fall2018 #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel #summersover #graduateschoollife

#Repost @ccsbardlibrary with @get_repost・・・The Image Bank Post Card Show, 1977.  Pictured here: Gordon Matta-Clark...
08/24/2018

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The Image Bank Post Card Show, 1977. Pictured here: Gordon Matta-Clark, Vincent Trasov a.k.a. Mr. Peanut, Robert Filliou and @alisonknowlesofficial with the original work cited in yesterday’s post. #gordonmattaclark #mrpeanut #robert filliou #alisonknowles #postcardcatalogs #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel

15 limited editions produced to raise funds for the exhibition and accompanying catalogue : The Conditions of Being Art:...
08/10/2018

15 limited editions produced to raise funds for the exhibition and accompanying catalogue : The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts Co. (1983-2004). They are on view @ccsbard and available to purchase individually with a 20% discount during the exhibition. Use CCSBARD20 at checkout on www.artandculture.com. @artandcultureny @ CCS Bard

Honored to have Pat de Groot’s paintings hanging in our galleries today. @ CCS Bard
07/31/2018

Honored to have Pat de Groot’s paintings hanging in our galleries today. @ CCS Bard

#Repost @ccsbardlibrary with @get_repost・・・Looks like New York artist Michael Smith promoting the 1987 spring prog...
07/30/2018

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Looks like New York artist Michael Smith promoting the 1987 spring program at Dance Theater Workshop. Part of the cache of DTW newsletters that are part of John Hanhardt’s personal archive.⠀
#dancetheaterworkshop⠀
#ccsbard #ccsbardhessel

#Repost @ccsbardlibrary with @get_repost・・・Important new title in the CCS Library by Annet Decker, who was the 201...
07/25/2018

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Important new title in the CCS Library by Annet Decker, who was the 2016 Mondrian Fonds Fellow and Curator in Residence at CCS Bard. #annetdekker⠀
#collectingandconservingnetart⠀
#ccsbard #ccsbardhessel

Opening today at the Hessel Museum of Art / CCS Bard - The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine ...
06/23/2018

Opening today at the Hessel Museum of Art / CCS Bard - The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004) and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: A Transparent Leaf Instead of The Mouth. Reception from 2pm - 5pm- join us!!
#ccsbard #ccsbardhessel @ CCS Bard

#Repost @ccsbardlibrary with @get_repost・・・The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, ...
06/19/2018

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The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004) opens at CCS Bard on 6/23 and we've been busy installing the Colin de Land and Pat Hearn Library Collection as part of the exhibition. Here follow some snapshots of the Library in all its multifariousness. #PatHearnGallery #AmericanFineArtsCo #pathearn #colindeland #personallibrary #ConditionsOfBeingArt⠀⠀
#ccsbard⠀⠀#ccsbardhessel

We are included in The Observer's list of Best Summer Day Trips Outside New York City - come visit us to see our new exh...
06/13/2018
Dutchess Tourism, Inc.

We are included in The Observer's list of Best Summer Day Trips Outside New York City - come visit us to see our new exhibitions both opening on June 23rd!

We spy the CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art on this list of 'Best Summer Day Trips for Art Outside of New York City'! Thank you Observer - the stunning grounds at Bard College and incredible art are worth the trip to Annandale-on-Hudson! #DutchessArt #DistinctlyDutchess

Our first-year students are in Berlin to see the Biennale - curated by CCS Bard alum Gabi Ngcobo, with a Curatorial team...
06/07/2018

Our first-year students are in Berlin to see the Biennale - curated by CCS Bard alum Gabi Ngcobo, with a Curatorial team that includes classmate What a trip!! @gabistos14 @serubiri #ccsbard #firstyeartrip

Last few days to catch the amazing 2018 spring exhibitions curated by our soon to be graduated class of 2018! On view th...
05/24/2018

Last few days to catch the amazing 2018 spring exhibitions curated by our soon to be graduated class of 2018! On view through Sunday. #ccsbard

Just announced - Tiona Nekkia McClodden selected to be the 2018-19 Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism. Very excited...
05/23/2018

Just announced - Tiona Nekkia McClodden selected to be the 2018-19 Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism. Very excited to have Tiona join us next year! @tionam @keith_haring
#ccsbard #hrpbard

Timeline Photos
05/18/2018

Timeline Photos

"one cannot annihilate the museum; like a shadow, it accompanies life, like a grave, it is behind all the living" - N. F...
05/03/2018

"one cannot annihilate the museum; like a shadow, it accompanies life, like a grave, it is behind all the living" - N. Federov

Evan Calder Williams' Counterplans seminar talks memory in the Red Church cemetery​ in Tivoli, NY​. #ccsbard #finallyspring

#Repost @artandcultureny with @get_repost・・・We are pleased to launch a new Elizabeth Peyton print @friezeartfair t...
04/30/2018

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We are pleased to launch a new Elizabeth Peyton print @friezeartfair this week on Allied Editions booth C10, stop by to see it in person along with Editions by Tom Burr, George Condo, Mark Dion, Jeff Elrod, Joan Jonas, Rachel Harrison, Mary Heillmann, Jacqueline Humphries and Mariko Mori all benefitting @ccsbard See link in bio for more details

All school critiques of CCS Bard thesis exhibitions - who doesn’t love some peer feedback!!!#ccsbard #2018springexhibi...
04/26/2018

All school critiques of CCS Bard thesis exhibitions - who doesn’t love some peer feedback!!!
#ccsbard #2018springexhibitons #graduateschool @ CCS Bard

aCCeSsions issue 4 is now live! Go to accessions.org to read the full editorial, as well as new commissioned contributio...
04/17/2018

aCCeSsions issue 4 is now live! Go to accessions.org to read the full editorial, as well as new commissioned contributions. #accessions

Congratulations to the one and only Lia Gangitano on receiving the 2018 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence! Wh...
04/10/2018

Congratulations to the one and only Lia Gangitano on receiving the 2018 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence! What a great night.
#ccsbard #liagangitano

Happening now!Congratulations to the CCS Bard Class of 2018 on the opening of their gorgeous exhibitions! On view throug...
04/08/2018

Happening now!Congratulations to the CCS Bard Class of 2018 on the opening of their gorgeous exhibitions! On view through May 27!
#ccsbard #ccsbardhessel @ CCS Bard

CCS Bard Arts council tour of Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine...Curated by CCS Bard alum Kelly Taxter @theje...
04/03/2018

CCS Bard Arts council tour of Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine...
Curated by CCS Bard alum Kelly Taxter @thejewishmuseum @kellytaxter #ccsbard #ccsbardartscouncil

Reminder that CCS Bard Library will be hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon this Friday 3/30 from 12:30-4:30. M...
03/26/2018

Reminder that CCS Bard Library will be hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon this Friday 3/30 from 12:30-4:30. More info www.artandfeminism.org @artandfem #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel
RSVP preferred so we can share information - see our website for more information.

Installing is hard work!#secondyeargraduatestudentsaretired #almostdone #artpackagingissoft thanks @maxcfields for the p...
03/22/2018

Installing is hard work!
#secondyeargraduatestudentsaretired #almostdone #artpackagingissoft thanks @maxcfields for the picture

Detail of a work from Anna Betbeze as part of a student curated exhibition being installed now. #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel
03/22/2018

Detail of a work from Anna Betbeze as part of a student curated exhibition being installed now. #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel

Spring exhibitions installation in full swing! All exhibitions curated by second year graduate students at CCS Bard and ...
03/16/2018

Spring exhibitions installation in full swing! All exhibitions curated by second year graduate students at CCS Bard and open on April 8. Shown here: installing work by Patricia L. Boyd
#ccsbard #ccsbardhessel #installing #behindthescenes

AA Bronson was here today to speak with CCS Bard students about the work of General Idea. And as a reminder Bronson will...
03/13/2018

AA Bronson was here today to speak with CCS Bard students about the work of General Idea. And as a reminder Bronson will be giving The Annual Brant Foundation Lecture in Contemporary Art tomorrow at Bard College at 5pm - free and open to the public. @aa_bronson @thebrantfoundation More info: link in profile

Tonight at ISCP - opening reception of “Leaps and Bounds” organized by CCS Bard students. 6pm - 8pm@iscp_nyc #ccsbar...
03/06/2018

Tonight at ISCP - opening reception of “Leaps and Bounds” organized by CCS Bard students. 6pm - 8pm
@iscp_nyc #ccsbard
Photo: Anne de Vries, “Experimentation in Progress”, 2018. Courtesy the artist.

CCS Students and faculty getting their archive on during the presentation of some new acquisitions for the CCS Bard Libr...
03/01/2018

CCS Students and faculty getting their archive on during the presentation of some new acquisitions for the CCS Bard Library & Archives. #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel #alwayssomethingnew

Closeup of some new acquisitions for the CCS Bard Library & Archives!#ccsbardhessel #ccsbard #ccsbardarchives
02/27/2018

Closeup of some new acquisitions for the CCS Bard Library & Archives!
#ccsbardhessel #ccsbard #ccsbardarchives

Detail of Sigmar Polke “Kalter Polar” (1983) taken while on view for students in the Collection Teaching Gallery
02/23/2018

Detail of Sigmar Polke “Kalter Polar” (1983) taken while on view for students in the Collection Teaching Gallery

Shout out to CCS Bard alum Sohrab Mohebbi as being named the new curator of @sculpturecenter !!Snap from the announcemen...
02/16/2018

Shout out to CCS Bard alum Sohrab Mohebbi as being named the new curator of @sculpturecenter !!
Snap from the announcement article in @artnewsmag #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel #ccsbardalum

CCS Bard students studying Zhang Huan's "To Raise the Water Level in a Fish Pond (Close Up)", 1997. Also pictured is a p...
02/16/2018

CCS Bard students studying Zhang Huan's "To Raise the Water Level in a Fish Pond (Close Up)", 1997. Also pictured is a portion of Liam Gillick's "Structural Expansion" (2015-16) commissioned by CCS Bard and on long-term display in the Collection Teaching Gallery. #ccsbard #ccsbardhessel #liamgillick #zhanghuan

Spring Speakers Series starting next week  - first up is Henriette Huldisch on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 5pm. As always firs...
02/13/2018
CCS Bard | Speakers Series: Henriette Huldisch

Spring Speakers Series starting next week - first up is Henriette Huldisch on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 5pm.

As always first come, first served for seating - Free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

And CCS Bard is now on instagram - follow us @ccsbard!!

Henriette Huldisch is director of exhibitions and curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA, and recently organized An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art (2017), including the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jill Magid, Park McArthur, Anicka Yi, and other...

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS screening in honor of #worldAIDsday happening right now at CCS Bard! @Visual AIDS ...
12/01/2017

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS screening in honor of #worldAIDsday happening right now at CCS Bard! @Visual AIDS #Daywith(out)art

10/23/2017

Make sure you make your way to CCS Bard tonight for the Symposium: Unpacking Histories, with Fawz Kabra, Karim Sultan, Tarek El-Ariss, and Khlaed Malas, 5pm -7pm, followed by a reception, and a film screening. Should be a great evening!
http://www.bard.edu/ccs/events/symposium-unpacking-histories/

This coming Monday at 5pm - Symposium: Unpacking Histories, with Fawz Kabra, Karim Sultan, Tarek El-Ariss, and Khaled Ma...
10/18/2017

This coming Monday at 5pm - Symposium: Unpacking Histories, with Fawz Kabra, Karim Sultan, Tarek El-Ariss, and Khaled Malas, in conjunction with exhibition No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects. Free and open to the public as always, seating first come, first served so get there early - should be a great evening!! Screening to follow the talks. www.bard.edu/ccs #ccsbard #barjeelartfoundation

Of course CCS Bard made the list!"What distinguishes the program, in addition to the college’s excellent faculty and s...
10/04/2017
A Guide to 15 Leading Art History Master’s Programs in the U.S.

Of course CCS Bard made the list!

"What distinguishes the program, in addition to the college’s excellent faculty and strong job network, is its 25,000 square-foot, on-campus museum, the Hessel (which Cornell now also programs). There, you’ll find a collection of over 3,000 contemporary works and the possibility of hands-on experience with artworks, artists, and curators working in the field. You’d be hard-pressed to find better on-campus resources for curatorial training and research...."

If you have your sights set on a curatorial career in the arts, you’ll almost invariably need a master’s degree. How to choose from the various options across the United States?

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