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).
Main and Focus Galleries:
18 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West)
New York, NY 10024.
Tuesday–Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Thursday: 11 am–8pm
The Gallery will be closed on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.
Free admission Boxing Day, December 26
Suggested Gallery Admission:
Seniors (65+): $5
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
M86 cross-town, M10 on Central Park West, M7 or M11 on Columbus Avenue
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.
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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- Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life
- Visualizing 19th-Century New York
- Upcoming Exhibitions
- Past Exhibitions
- Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture
- Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas
- William Kent
- An American Style
- Salvaging the Past
- Circus and the City
- The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking
- Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones
- Staging Fashion
- American Christmas Cards
- Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010
- Objects of Exchange
- Dutch New York
- Thomas Hope
- Visiting the BGC
- Gallery Programs
- Gallery Publications
- About the Gallery