Hours of Operation
Museum: Thursday – Monday, 11a.m.– 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. See Exhibitions & Events for specific event dates. Public tours are available every Sunday at noon during exhibition dates, reservations are preferred – please call 845.758.7562.
Administrative Offices: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Library: During the Fall and Spring semesters, the CCS Bard Library is open Monday and Tuesday 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Between semesters, the CCS Bard Library is open according to its intersession hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays during this time.
The Archives and Special Collections are accessible by appointment only.
Holiday Hours: Please call ahead to confirm opening hours on holidays.
Take a Virtual Tour
Click here to take a virtual tour of the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art.
The Center for Curatorial Studies and the Hessel Museum of Art are located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, about 90 miles north of New York City.
From New York City, New Jersey, and points south, take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 (Kingston), take Route 209 (changes to Route 199 at the Hudson River) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Route 9G; at the second light, turn left onto Route 9G and drive north 3.5 miles. Once on the Bard Campus, follow signs for CCS Bard Hessel Museum.
From southern Connecticut, follow I-84 to the Taconic State Parkway, take the Taconic north to the Red Hook/ Route 199 exit, drive west on Route 199 through the village of Red Hook to Route 9G, turn right onto Route 9G, and drive north 1.6 miles.
From northern Connecticut, take Route 44 to Route 199 at Millerton, drive west on Route 199, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.
From Massachusetts and northern New England, take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit B-2 (Taconic Park- way), take the Taconic south to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.
Amtrak provides service from Penn Station, New York City, and from Albany to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of Annandale. Taxi service is available at the Rhinecliff station.