Plan your visit
Bard Graduate Center Gallery occupies a six-story townhouse at 18 West 86th Street steps from Manhattan’s Central Park. A second townhouse at 38 West 86th Street houses our academic programs, lecture hall, and library. The Gallery is easily accessible by the B,C, and 1 subway lines at 86th Street, and several bus lines. On the weekends, we recommend taking the 1 train to avoid planned service changes. Use the MTA’s Trip Planner to plan your visit and click here to see a map of the area.
Bard Graduate Center Gallery Address18 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West)
New York, NY 10024
Subways: 1, B, C to 86th Street
HoursTuesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday–Thursday: 11 am–8 pm
Admission (suggested)General: $7
Students and Seniors (65+): $5
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 a half block west.
1 train to 86th Street and Broadway; walk two and half blocks east.
Check the weekend subway schedule here.
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.
Tour FeesTours are free for New York City public schools.
For all other groups the 2017 rates are:
$85 | for group of up to 15 participants
$160 | 16–30 participants
$210 | 31–45 participants
Self-Guided GroupsSelf-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.
Thursday Evening ToursJoin graduate student educators in the Gallery from 6:30 to
7:15 pm every Thursday for a free, object-focused tour. Exploring a range of
provocative themes and questions from week to week, educators facilitate
intimate, thoughtful encounters with current exhibitions. No registration
Scheduling and AccessibilityFor further information or to schedule a group tour, please contact us at 212.501.3013 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bard Graduate Center 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.
38 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West)
New York, NY 10024
Academic Programs InformationElena Pinto Simon, Dean of Academic Administration, Student and Alumni Affairs