In this episode, we spoke with Marieluise Hessel Artzt. Marlise was born in Munich and lived in Mexico for many years before moving to the United States. Her wide-ranging collection of over 2,000 works, featuring international artists, is housed at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York, which she cofounded in 1992.
In 2006, CCS Bard inaugurated the Hessel Museum of Art with a major expansion of its galleries where Marlise’s collection is on view for students, scholars and visiting curators. Marlise also established the Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies. The library contains over 25,000 volumes of art related literature.