for the Fisher Center Performing Arts Lab
Designed by Maya Lin
Designed by Maya Lin
Audiences are invited to attend a special celebration of the Fisher Center as the culmination of its 20th Anniversary. The day will feature a one-of-a-kind concert with Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, alongside The Orchestra Now conducted by James Bagwell, and a rare performance of Béla Bartók’s The Wooden Prince, conducted by Leon Botstein. The concert will be preceded by a groundbreaking for the new Maya Lin-designed performing arts studio building and a private reception.
3 pm | Groundbreaking • North Meadow (free and open to the public; reserved seating for Premium ticket holders)
5 pm | Concert • Sosnoff Theater
Home to our Fisher Center LAB program, the new 25,000-square-foot laboratory will serve students and professionals in the performing arts with state-of-the-art studios for residencies, performances, workshops, and dance and theater classes, connected by two community gathering hubs. Covered by a sloping, grass-covered roof and responding to the Hudson Valley landscape, the spiral-shaped construction will appear to emerge from the meadow, encircling a grassy courtyard for outdoor convenings. Once completed, the new building will expand the Fisher Center’s footprint beyond the walls of Gehry’s stunning landmark to become a cultural campus that comprises both the Gehry and Lin buildings.Read the Press Release
Nearby villages and towns in the Hudson Valley boast a large selection of restaurants, as well as a variety of hotels, motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts.Eat & Stay
Bard College’s main campus is located in Annandale-on-Hudson (a hamlet of Red Hook), New York, on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston. The Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway provide the most direct routes to our campus. Click the Google map below, or get directions by entering the following address into your GPS: 60 Manor Avenue, Red Hook, NY 12571.
From the East
If you are traveling from east of the Hudson River in New York State, take the Taconic State Parkway to the Red Hook / Route 199 exit, drive west on Route 199 through the village of Red Hook to Route 9G, turn right onto Route 9G, drive north 1.9 miles, turn left onto Annandale Road, then turn right onto Manor Ave.
From the West
If you are traveling from west of the Hudson River, take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to exit 19 (Kingston), take Route 209 (changes to Route 199 at the Hudson River) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Route 9G, turn left onto Route 9G, drive north 3.5 miles, turn left onto Annandale Road, then turn right onto Manor Ave.
Our driving principle is to operate with a duty of care for all our community—artists, audiences, and staff alike.
In order to share performances with as many audience members as possible, we ask that you read our Health and Safety Protocols on the FAQs page and commit to participating in our community of care.Read the FAQs and Safety Protocols