Bard at Work: A Visual History

Bard at Work: A Visual History Professor Joan Tower instructs a student at the piano, ca. 1985. Visit the Bard College Digital Archives to discover a collection of black and white images showing Bardians at work from the 1940s through the 1980s.

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Faculty: Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein has been president of Bard College since 1975, where he is also Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. He is chairman of the board of the Central European University and a board member of the Open Society Foundations. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He is coartistic director of the SummerScape and Bard Music Festivals at Bard College, and conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where he served as music director from 2003 to 2010.
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Bardians at Work

Bardians are everywhere. Whether working in Annandale or Berlin, in sustainable agriculture or in a tech startup, our community is making a difference. Bard faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae are changing the way the world works, taking Bard's commitment to innovation and engagement worldwide. Being a Bardian means having an impact, wherever you may be and whatever type of work you're called to do. Look for members of the Bard community. You'll find us in your favorite films, your most ambitious business ventures, and your most innovative educational institutions.
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Photo by Joe Fitzgerald '18

Bard Is "One Big Think Tank": Carl Amritt '17 Combines Academics and Community Engagement

Carl Amritt is a sophomore, but he has already carved out a distinct place of his own in the Bard community, bringing a passion for politics to his studies and his extracurricular activities. More >