Thesis Exhibition

The Master’s Project culminates during the student’s last summer in residence with a presentation for the greater community is an integral part of it. Students may either present their work as part of the annual Thesis Exhibition, or they may perform or screen pieces in a separate evening presentation. The exhibition takes place in our off-campus gallery in nearby Red Hook, while presentations occur in various on-campus facilities. 

MFA 2017 Candidates

Michele Abramowitz, Nicholas Chiarella, Phoebe d'Heurle,
Alan Danielson, Mel Elberg, Joshua Escobar, Hadi Fallahpisheh,
Eric Farber, Brian Fernandes-Halloran, Amanda Friedman,
Maryam Hoseini, Judith Kakon, Carmen von Kende, Kyle Clyd,
Anne Libby, Ryan Lucero, Annabeth Marks, Megan Plunkett,
Amy Ruhl, Marianne Shaneen, Caiti Slegr, Charlie Smith, Tran Truong

Thesis Exhibition Coordinators 
Emer Grant & Lisa Long, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 16, 1pm - 4pm

Gallery Hours:
  • Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and
  • Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Performances by Amanda Friendman, "She Can Move Soft Things with Her Mind"
at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturdays

Shuttle reservations from Rhinecliff Amtrak station
will be offered for the opening event, please call

Shuttle Schedule:
Shuttle Service for ARRIVALS to Rhinecliff Amtrak Station
1:00 pm from Rhinecliff Station to UBS Exhibition Center
1:50pm from Rhinecliff Station to UBS Exhibition Center
3:00pm  from Rhinecliff Station to UBS Exhibition Center
4:55pm from Rhinecliff Station to Blithewood via UBS Exhibition Center
Shuttle Service for DEPARTURES from Rhinecliff Amtrak Station
2:15pm UBS Exhibition Center to Rhinecliff Station
4:15pm UBS Exhibition Center to Rhinecliff Station
Shuttle Service for the Alumni Tribute to the Graduates Dinner
4:55pm from Rhinecliff to Blithewood via UBS Exhibition Center
5:15 from UBS Exhibition Center to Blithewood Manor
7:30pm from Blithewood Manor to Rhinecliff Amtrak Station (8:01pm train)
10:00pm from Blithewood Manor to Metro North Poughkeepsie Station (10:54pm train)

Presentations on Bard's Campus

Monday, July 18, 7:30pm.
Josh Escobar (László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Auditorium)
Kyle Clyd (László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Auditorium)

Tuesday, July 19, 6pm.
Mel Elberg (László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Auditorium)
Eric Farber (Reem Kayden Science Center Lobby)

Wednesday, July 20, 6pm.
Marianne Shaneen (László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Auditorium)
Nicholas Chiarella (László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Auditorium)

Thursday, July 21, 6pm.
Amy Ruhl (Old Gym)

+ Directions to the UBS-Bard Exhibition Center