Visiting the BGC

The Bard Graduate Center occupies a six-story town house at 18 West 86th Street (BGC Gallery) and a second town house at 38 West 86th Street (Academic Programs).

Due to inclement weather, all Bard Graduate Center facilities will be closed on Tuesday, January 26, 2015.

BGC Gallery

Main and Focus Galleries:
18 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West)
New York, NY 10024


The Gallery is currently closed for installation.


Suggested Gallery Admission:
General: $7
Seniors (65+): $5

Gallery Information


Exhibition Group Tours


Guided exhibition tours are offered by experienced educators for adults, college and university classes, school groups, and senior center groups. Tours last approximately one hour. Groups may be scheduled Tuesday through Friday between 11 am and 4 pm, and on Thursday evenings until 7 pm. Advance reservations are required.

Tour Fees

Adult, college, and university groups: 
$85 for 1-25 visitors (one guide); 
$150 for 26-40 visitors (two guides).

School Groups: 
free for New York City public school groups.

Other school groups: 
$75 for 1-25 visitors (one guide); 
$125 for 26-40 visitors (two guides). We can accommodate up to 40 students per visit. An adult chaperone must accompany every 10 students.

Self-Guided Groups: 
self-guided groups are welcome, but must make reservations in advance to ensure availability of the Gallery. Please contact us to discuss admission fees and arrangements.

Free Drop-In Gallery Talks

Complimentary drop-in gallery talks are offered every Friday at 12:30. Free with Gallery admission.

Scheduling and Accessibility

For further information or to schedule a group tour, please contact us:
212.501.3013 or The BGC complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act by making its building accessible to those with special needs. To discuss arrangements, please call prior to visiting.


BGC Academic Programs

38 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Academic Programs Information

Elena Pinto Simon, Dean of Academic Administration and Student Affairs


By bus:
M86 cross-town, M10 on Central Park West, M7 or M11 on Columbus Avenue

By subway:
B or C train to 86th Street and Central Park West; walk 1/2 block west.
1 train to 86th Street and Broadway; walk 2.5 blocks east.

By car:
On-street parking in the area is extremely limited.  Several garages in the area charge hourly rates, including ones located at 87th & Columbus, 84th and Amsterdam, and 83rd between Columbus & Amsterdam.

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