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Degree Programs & Library

38 West 86th St.
New York, NY 10024

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

18 West 86th St.
New York, NY 10024

Tue, Fri–Sun
11 am–5 pm
Wed, Thu
11 am–8 pm

Gallery Hours and Admission


Tuesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday–Thursday: 11 am–8 pm

Closed on major public holidays including July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Admission (suggested)

General: $7
Students and Seniors (65+): $5
People Who Identify as Disabled: Pay as You Wish; Their Caregivers: Free

Free Admission Hours

All day Wednesdays
Thursday evenings from 5–8 pm
December 26 for Boxing Day

For information on tours, accessibility, workshops, and public programs, please visit the Gallery page.

For information about visiting the Library, which is available to outside researchers and alumni by appointment only, please visit the Library page.
Directions and Public Transportation

By Bus:

M86 cross-town, M10 on Central Park West, M7 or M11 on Columbus Avenue. The MTA bus map can be found here.

By Subway:

B or C train to 86th Street and Central Park West; walk a half block west.
1 train to 86th Street and Broadway; walk two and half blocks east.
Click here to use the MTA’s Trip Planner to plan your visit and check schedules.

By Car:

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

Bard Graduate Center’s partner institutions, what we call our “Cultural Sciences Campus,” include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society, the American Museum of Natural History, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of Arts and Design, all of which are located a short walk or subway ride away. Our relationships with these partners extend through exhibition programs to shared faculty. Read more about these partnerships and projects here and zoom in on the map above to plan your trip, which can easily accommodate a visit to several institutions in one day.