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January 22, 2021

Online Spring 2021 Speaker Series

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Installation view from Abra a Jaula!, Hessel Museum of Art, 2020. Courtesy Ana Lopes. Photo: Olympia Shannon, 2020.

Each semester CCS Bard hosts a program of lectures by leading artists, curators, art historians, and critics, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Speakers are elected primarily by second-year graduate students and also by faculty and staff. Lectures are online and open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public. Advance registration is required.

Spring 2021 speaker series schedule

February 12 at 12pm: Adrienne Edwards
Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum. Register here.

February 25 at 5pm: Book Launch for Uncooperative Contemporaries: Art Exhibitions in Shanghai in 2000, published by Afterall, in association with Asia Art Archive and CCS Bard
The event will feature three conversations between Hou Hanru, Artistic Director of MAXXI in Rome, and Tom Eccles, Executive Director, CCS Bard; Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher at Asia Art Archive, and Yang Zhenzhong, artist; and Ken Lum, artist, and Pauline Yao, Lead Curator, Visual Art, at M+ in Hong Kong. Co-presented by Asia Art Archive in America and CCS Bard. Registration details forthcoming.

March 5 at 12pm: Crystal Z Campbell
Harvard Radcliffe Film Study Center Fellow, Founder of ArchiveActs.com, artist, writer, and experimental filmmaker. Register here.

March 26 at 12pm: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.
Artist, educator, and curator. Register here.

April 9 at 12pm: Erin Christovale
Co-founder of Black Radical Imagination and the Associate Curator at the Hammer Museum. Register here.

May 7 at 12pm: Deana Haggag
President & CEO of United States Artists. Register here.

Accessibility for public programs

Recordings
All our programs are recorded and made available through our Library & Archives upon request. To inquire about a recording, please contact ccs [​at​] bard.edu.

Captioning
Live captioning is available for public programs upon request with two weeks advance notice. To place a request, please contact ccs [​at​] bard.edu. Relay and voice calls welcome.

Verbal Description
Verbal description is available for public programs upon request with two weeks advance notice. To place a request, please contact ccs [​at​] bard.edu. Relay and voice calls welcome.

American Sign Language Interpretation
ASL-English interpretation is available for public programs upon request with two weeks advance notice. To place a request, please contact ccs [​at​] bard.edu. Relay and voice calls welcome.

About the Graduate Program at CCS Bard
The graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) is an intensive, two-year course of study in the history of contemporary art, the institutions and practices of exhibition making, and the theory and criticism of contemporary art since the 1960s. The program is broadly interdisciplinary and provides practical training and experience within a museum setting. Its international faculty includes curators and other museum professionals, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, artists, and critics.

The curriculum is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of curating exhibitions and projects around contemporary art, particularly within the complex social and cultural situations of present-day arts institutions, as well as focusing intensively on interpretive and critical writing. The graduate program is uniquely positioned within the larger Center’s tripartite resources, which include the CCS Bard Library, Archives, and the Hessel Museum of Art, with its rich permanent collection.

An overview of the program is available on the CCS Bard website here.

Applications are now being accepted for our Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies program.

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