Marcia Acita

Director of Exhibitions and Operations at the Center for Curatorial Studies

Marcia Acita is the Director of Exhibitions and Operations of the Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art where she manages the fine art collection and has organized the production of over four-hundred exhibitions and projects in her thirty-year tenure at Bard College.

Working with students, staff, visiting curators and artists in the creation of exhibitions, artists’ projects, and site-specific installations she has collaborated with artists such as Sven Augustijnen, Bik van der Pol, Gerard Byrne, Keith Edmier, Liam Gillick, Rachel Harrison, Josiah McElheny, Philippe Parreno, Pedro & Juana, Sarah Pierce, Antonis Pittas, Amy Sillman, Haim Steinbach, Lawrence Weiner, Jordan Wolfson, Andrea Zittel, and many others.

Acita lectures and conducts workshops on the practical aspects of exhibition making, exhibition design, and programming logistics. She curated Alighiero e Boetti (1998); Gabriel Orozco: Selections from the Marieluise Hessel Collection (2000), Works through the Windows (2004), White for CCS, co-organized with Montserrat Alborres Gleason (2014) and numerous artists’ book exhibitions and presentations of works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection (1995–2014).

Acita graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1981 where she studied art and art history and received an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1983. She has served as the Registrar, Acting Director, and Assistant Director of the Museum at CCS Bard Hessel Museum as well as the Registrar at the Edith C. Blum Art Institute, prior to her current role.

Phone: 845-758-7598
Fax: 845-758-2442
E-mail: acita@bard.edu