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arthapsny:

Anne Collier at CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art. On view through September 21, 2014. See more images here.

imageInstallation view from Anne Collier, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June 28 – September 21, 2014. Photo: Chris Kendall 2014.

imageInstallation view from Anne Collier, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June 28 – September 21, 2014. Photo: Chris Kendall 2014.

imageAnne Collier, Cut (Color), 2009, C-print, 45.7 x 55 inches. Collection of Pauline Karpidas, New York. Courtesy of the artist; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Corvi-Mora, London; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow.

bardfirstyear:

A view of the sunset from behind Hudson.
bardfirstyear:

From the NYC Pride March. Bardian and proud!
(Image courtesy of the Bard-St.Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association)
bardfirstyear:

From the NYC Pride March. Bardian and proud!
(Image courtesy of the Bard-St.Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association)

Anonymous said: Is there an online version of lux somewhere? Thanks :)

Yes, actually! You can view 3 of our latest issues here :)  For some reason we are missing some fall issues. But the ones available are all fantastic!

overheardatbard:

idyllify:

WHY DOES EVERYONE IN MY HOMETOWN THINK I GO TO BARNARD WHEN I SPECIFICALLY SAY THAT I GO TO BARD PREVIOUSLY IN THE CONVERSATION. WHY.

The struggle is real.

bardfirstyear:

A sneak peek of the 2014 Language and Thinking Program anthology. The anthology is a collection of written material that first-year students read during August. The authors and texts featured in the anthology change every year, but if you’re curious, click here to view the table of contents for the 2013 edition. Last year, first-year students read Judith Butler, Thomas Kuhn, Gertrude Stein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Junot Diaz, Ralph Ellison, and many other writers and thinkers from a wide variety of eras, backgrounds, and disciplines.
All of the material found in the anthology speaks to the central question of L&T: What does it mean to be human in the year 2014?
34 days until the Class of 2018 arrives on campus!

HEY BARD

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TO LUX!
Please send us your work by the end of the evening! And if you’ve already submit but have any last minute work you might want to send our way, feel free to do so!! All work should be sent in an attachment, preferably a word document for any written works and .jpgs and other image files ATTACHED TO THE EMAIL, it is very inconvenient for us as editors to have to drag images out of an email and it lowers the image quality :( Please include the titles of your work and the include the medium or type of writing as well e.g., experimental prose, play, essay, non-fiction, film stills, mixed media, etc. If you have any questions or want to submit us your work but don’t quite have it ready yet, please email us by Friday! 
LUX@BARD.EDU

Thanks folks! We look forward to looking at all of your work and putting together a great Spring 2014 issue!

All the best,

LUX

LACK-TOLD SLANT
at Pub Faire, 2/28/14

I’m so sorry for the really bad quality of this video, but Felix rocks and it was amazing to watch them preform this song with a trash can for a drum.  

Bard folks! It’s time to start wrangling your writing and art portfolios together to submit your work to Lux for the spring issue! As usual, we ask that all text and image files be sent in an attachment—for formatting sake, we would prefer if you did not simply copy and paste your poetry into an text box. For artwork, send us the highest quality file you can, so when we publish, all the art will look beautifully crisp and clean. Submissions and any questions you may have should be sent to our email: lux@bard.edu. 
The deadline is April 1st! So if you’re interested in submitting it’s time to start sending is your work! We eagerly await your submissions :)
The blunt fact is that the SAT has never been a good predictor of academic achievement in college. High school grades adjusted to account for the curriculum and academic programs in the high school from which a student graduates are. The essential mechanism of the SAT, the multiple choice test question, is a bizarre relic of long outdated twentieth century social scientific assumptions and strategies. As every adult recognizes, knowing something or how to do something in real life is never defined by being able to choose a “right” answer from a set of possible answers (some of them intentionally misleading) put forward by faceless test designers who are rarely eminent experts. No scientist, engineer, writer, psychologist, artist, or physician—and certainly no scholar, and therefore no serious university faculty member—pursues his or her vocation by getting right answers from a set of prescribed alternatives that trivialize complexity and ambiguity.
written by Leon Botstein, President of Bard College

(Source: allthewaydown)

Lux Editors John, Cypress, and Josh hanging out in the Lending Library with contributor Allie Shyer. Lookin’ the cutest. 
The Lux Lending Library is now up and running 24/7 in Sawkill! 
The rules are simple: take a book, leave a book. We have books ranging from philosophy, religion, foreign language, microeconomics text books, literature,  plays, fysem books and sociology texts. They are there for you to read and to take, all we ask is that you please leave a book behind in our crate so that our library can continue to grow.