Ann Butler

Director of the Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies

Ann Butler is the Director of the Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. For the past twenty years she has held positions within academic research libraries, archives, and contemporary art museums, and has been instrumental in building several archival programs and research collections including the Library & Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, the Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU, and the Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives.  She holds an MLS from Rutgers University, an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She serves as faculty at CCS Bard and lectures widely on subjects including: artists and contemporary publishing, contemporary art archives, and documentation practices for performance, technology, and installation-based works.