Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture
The Center for Curatorial Studies is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present. The CCS graduate program is one of eight graduate programs at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Founded in 1990, the Center initiated its graduate program in curatorial studies in 1994. Since its inception, the program has awarded the M.A. degree to more than 100 students. The Center's original 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2) facility, designed by architect Jim Goettsch and design consultant Nada Andric, was completed in December 1991.
Expanded in 2006, the Center now features the Hessel Museum of Art, a 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2) exhibition space dedicated to the Marieluise Hessel Collection of over 1,700 works of important contemporary artwork. The building also includes a library, classrooms and a student lounge where CCS graduate students can meet informally about exhibitions and class projects.
Recent Directors of the Graduate Program have included curators Maria Lind (2008-2010), Johanna Burton (2010-2012) and Paul O'Neill (2013-present).
Notable alumni of the program include Laura Barlow (Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art), Manuela Moscoso (Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo), Jenny Jaskey (The Artist's Institute), Laurel Ptak (Art in General), Nova Benway (Triangle Arts Association), Chus Martínez (FHNW Academy of Art and Design), Jenni Sorkin (University of California, Santa Barbara), Christina Linden (Oakland Museum of California), Daniel Byers (Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts), Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy (Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros), Ruba Katrib (MoMA PS1), Gabi Ngcobo (Center for Historical Reenactments), Chen Tamir (The Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv), Bartholomew Ryan (Walker Art Center), Sohrab Mohebbi (Redcat), Anne Ellegood (Hammer Museum), Yasmil Raymond (Dia Art Foundation), Milena Hoegsberg (Henie Onstad Art Center), Ben Portis (Art Gallery of Ontario).
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