The grand opening of the Hessel Museum at Bard College is happening on Sunday, Nov 12. The inaugural exhibit, Wrestle, is curated by Tom Eccles and Trevor Smith and spans the new museum galleries and exsisting CCS galleries with over 150 pieces from the Marieluise Hessel collection housed at Bard. Artists featured in the exhibit include DoHo Suh, Thomas Struth, Cindy Sherman, Tony Oursler, Christopher Wool, Janine Antoni, Sol Lewitt, Gabriel Orozco......and many many more....But wait, there's more.
Prior to the opening, there will be a panel and book launch at 10 am with Rhea Anastas and Michael Brenson, editors of "Witness to Her Art" a collection of writings of artists included in the Hessel collection.
Sunday's reception will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12pm and run to 4pm. At 2:30 pm, a Wrestle Panel Discussion is scheduled with Tom Eccles, Trevor Smith, Arthur Danto, Vasif Kortun, Ute Meta Bauer and Molly Nesbit.
As several Beacon folks have been working on the installation of the exhibition, there should be a small caravan making the hour trip up to Bard, so it should be easy to line up a carpool.
CCS Bard's homepage with the program of events for the opening day.
Holland Cotter's review of Wrestle.
A short film by Liza Bear from the museum opening.