Hours of Operation

Museum: The Museum and Galleries are open Thursday–Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

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. You will come to your first light at Kelly Road – make a left, and then bear to the right onto Annandale Road(County Route 103) You are now on the Bard College campus. Follow signs to CCS Bard Hessel Museum.

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.

Access Information

CCS Bard Hessel Museum, a single-level facility, and its parking lot meet current ADA standards for wheelchair access. There is one courtesy wheelchair available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be in touch with if you have access requests or questions. Or, during your visit seek the assistance of Security and Visitor Service staff members who are present at reception and throughout the exhibitions.