Hours of Operation

Museum: The Museum and Galleries are currently closed for expansion and renovation.  They will reopen with new exhibitions in Spring of 2016.  Please check back for information.

Administrative Offices: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.  


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.

Beginning Saturday 12/19 the Library will be open according to its intersession hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays during this time. This schedule will continue through Winter Break. Normal hours will resume February 1, 2016 when the Spring semester begins.

The Library will be CLOSED Monday, January 18, 2016 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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.


By car

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.

By train

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.