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Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College

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Address: Route 9G, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY 12504
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+1 845-758-7598
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Thu - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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Great museum but the exhibit I saw was bizarre

If you read my reviews, I love art museums, especially college art museums. This museum at Bard College is spectacular with large, spacious, well lit galleries. Considering the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Chesterfield, MO
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Chesterfield, MO
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you read my reviews, I love art museums, especially college art museums. This museum at Bard College is spectacular with large, spacious, well lit galleries. Considering the size of the college, the museum is huge. It is all on one level so it is easy to visit for anyone. When I was there, the exhibits were just bizarre. I... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

On the Bard College campus, this is an impressive modern building. We saw an odd and interesting multimedia exhibit there. Worth a look!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Found the school and the museum to be phenomenal How ofter do you find a museum at a college. The museum had a good representation of student pieces. The grounds and buildings of the school were beautiful even on an early Spring snowy day. Definitely worth visiting, especially if you are on a college tour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

Over the years, I have been viewing the exhibitions at this museum on the Bard Campus. Each show is artfully curated, well installed, and features world class and mid career artists. Additionally, the shows are intelligent and challenge viewers. Do not miss.

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Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

It's a good thing the museum was free because I walked out soon after entering. It was the stupidest, dumbest art show I've ever seen. I think the artist just collected junk from garage sales and put them on display. All bags/purses had to be checked in a locker before entering. Really??? You think I would want to steal this... More 

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Mt. Pleasant, New York
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The Museum is beautiful and deserves a serious art exhibit. We felt the current exhibitions to be unworthy of the surroundings.

Thank dbl81
New York
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Don't miss this place hidden away at Bard--the permanent collection has a surprising number of good pieces and the changing exhibitions often feature world class artists.

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