Arthur Gibbons, Director
Susan Tveekrem, Managing Director

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Prospective Students Visiting

Visiting Bard

We welcome visitors to Bard MFA at any time. Visiting for one of our fall Information Sessions or during the summer session in June and July is recommended to get the best feel for the program.

Please note that we are unable to schedule portfolio reviews or meetings with individual faculty members.


The following summer 2014 activities are open to visitors (with advance notice), therefore we recommend visiting campus on one of the following dates to get the best feel for the program. To make an appointment please complete our Campus Visit Request Form at least one week in advance of your intended visit.

Student Critiques: 
June 10, 11, 12, at 5pm and June 13 at 2pm
June 17, 18, 19 at 5pm and June 20 at 2pm
June 30, July 1, 2, 3 at 5pm
July 7, 11 at 2pm , and July 8, 9, 10 at 5pm

Visiting Artist Presentations:
June 17: Music/Sound, Ben Patterson
June 19: Sculpture, Martha Rosler and Writing, Trisha Low
June 24: Film/Video JP Gorin
July 1: Music/Sound, David Grubbs
July 2: Film/Video, Wu Tsang
July 3: Sculpture, Andrea Blum and Writing, Fred Moten
July 8: Photography, Charles Gaines
July 9: Painting, Rochelle Feinstein and Film/Video, Paul Chan
July 10: Sculpture, Paul Chan
July 15: Photography, 
Shannon Ebner
July 16: Painting, Lanka Tattersall

Thesis Exhibition:
Opening Saturday, July 19, 3 - 6pm and on view daily through July 26


Thesis Presentations:
July 21, 22, 23, 24 at 6pm

To make an appointment to visit campus this summer please complete our Campus Visit Request Form at least one week in advance of your intended visit.

If a summer visit isn't possible for you, check back in September for updates on our Fall 2014 Information Sessions.

Directions to Bard

Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston.

GPS address: 51 N. Ravine Rd., Red Hook, NY, 12571.

By automobile

  • 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 Parkway), take the Taconic south to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • From Albany, take the New York State Thruway to Exit 19 and proceed as from New York City.

From 9G, turn at the light onto River Road. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Annandale Road. Turn left onto N. Ravine Road (following signs for Admissions) and park in the first lot on the left. You will see a large brick building adjacent to the parking lot (Fisher Studio Arts). To it's right is a small, tan-colored, metal-sided building. This is not a storage shed, it is Fisher Annex. The MFA office is located in Fisher Annex, room 118, last door on the right.

By train:

Amtrak provides service from Penn Station in New York City and from Albany and points north to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of campus. The train ride from New York City takes approximately 1.5 hours. Taxi service is readily available at the Rhinecliff station, a 20-minute drive from campus.

TAXIS

  • A-1 Transportation,  845-473-7600
  • Country Cab, 845-758-8008
  • Northeast Transport Services, 845-876-3000
  • Red Hook/Rhinebeck Taxi, 845-758-1478 & 845-876-2010
  • Tivoli-Bard Taxi, 845-757-4222
  • Town Taxi,  845-758-1010
  • Village Taxi, 845-757-2244

By air:

Bard College is accessible from Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York City; and from the airports in Newark, New Jersey, and Albany and Newburgh, New York.

For more details on area travel options, refer to Bard's transportation website.

Bard cannot provide on-campus accommodations for visitors, but hotels, B&B's, and motels are plentiful in the area. List of local accommodations.

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