Bard College is a one of the more prestigious schools in the Hudson Valley of New York. This historical school, founded in 1860 contains a mix of Gothic and modern buildings.
One of the most recognizable being the organically styled Performing Arts Center Building. This award winning Frank Ghery Design, is set at the north end of the campus, with a beautiful backdrop of the forest behind it. It offers an architecturally bold and dynamic environment for innovative artistic presentation in the Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center provides audiences with a world-class complex that inspires risk-taking performances and provocative programs in orchestral, chamber, and jazz music and theater, dance, and opera by American and international artists. The Center is also home to Bard College’s Theater & Performance Program and Dance Program.