"The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership. The mission of the Fisher Center is to: • bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College; • produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works; • support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and • provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts. "