Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture

The master of arts program at the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard), founded in 1990, provides practical training and experience in a museum setting and an intensive two-year course of study in the history of the contemporary visual arts, institutions and practices of exhibition, and theory and criticism of the visual arts in the modern period. Faculty include curators and other museum professionals, artists, critics, and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The curriculum is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating exhibitions of contemporary art; as the culmination of their studies, each student prepares a thesis and presents an exhibition or curatorial project in the CCS Bard Galleries. A recent expansion of the Center’s facilities enlarged the library and curatorial archives and created the Hessel Museum of Art for exhibitions curated from the Marieluise Hessel Collection of more than 2,000 works, on permanent loan to CCS Bard.