Events

Collections

Over the past 100 years, the Bruce Museum has developed a diverse collection through both gifts and purchases. From its holdings of approximately 15,000 objects in fine and decorative art, natural history and anthropology, the Museum selects items to complement its long and short-term exhibitions.

 For more information on the collection, contact Rachel Hansen, Registrar, at 203-413-6770 or email rhansen@brucemuseum.org.

Notice: The Bruce Museum has a temporary loan moratorium in effect until July 15, 2020. All new loan requests should be submitted on or after that date.

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Store

The Bruce Museum Store offers a wide selection of unusual gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, fun and educational toys, rocks, minerals, fossils, stationery, exhibition catalogs and a wonderful selection of art books and more that relate to the Museum's exhibitions and programs.

For your convenience, we accept orders for our exhibition catalogs by phone or online. Online orders shipped only within the United States. For orders shipping out of the United States, please place a phone order at 203.869.0376​. Click below for details.

Education

About Us

 

Our Mission: The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people.

Current Exhibitions

Bruce Museum at Home STEAM Activities for Children Lesson # 14: Iced Out
June 30, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Colorful Animals
June 30, 2020 -

iCreate 2020
June 27, 2020 - August 2, 2020

iCreate 2020 Exhibition of High School Artists Now on View
June 26, 2020 -

iCreate 2020 Exhibition of High School Artists Opens June 27
June 26, 2020 -

iCreate Opens
June 25, 2020 -

Bruce Museum at Home STEAM Activities for Children Lesson # 13: Bouncy Balls
June 23, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: This Old House
June 22, 2020 -

At Home with Dr. Flax: Opposite Colors for Epic Skylines
June 22, 2020 -

The Bruce Museum Announces Major New Donation to Its Mineral Collection
June 22, 2020 -

The Bruce Museum Announces Major New Donation to Its Mineral Collection
June 22, 2020 -

Bruce Museum to Reopen to the Public on Saturday, June 27
June 18, 2020 -

Bruce Museum to Reopen to the Public on Saturday, June 27, 2020
June 18, 2020 -

Overview of Bruce Museum Reopening Plans and FAQs
June 17, 2020 -

Bruce Museum at Home STEAM Activities for Children Lesson # 12: Slime Time: Polymers
June 17, 2020 -

Bruce Presents Zoom Webinar, July 9
June 16, 2020 -

Bruce Presents “Taking It to the Streets: A Conversation with Contemporary Street Artists” Zoom Webinar on July 9
June 16, 2020 -

Bruce Experiences: A History of Pipe Smoking with Justin Fornal
June 16, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Be An Artist
June 16, 2020 -

Admission Reservations
June 15, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Day and Night
June 8, 2020 -

Bruce Museum at Home STEAM: Lesson # 11: Whatsa Matter? Liquids vs. Solids
June 8, 2020 -

At Home with Dr. Louise Flax: Experimenting with Three Dimensional Drawing
June 8, 2020 -

Digital Weekends with the Bruce - Sharks
June 5, 2020 -

Bruce Presents Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19
June 4, 2020 -

Black Lives Matter Statement
June 4, 2020 -

Panel Expands for Bruce Presents “Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19” on June 4
June 3, 2020 -

Wild Wednesdays Getting to Know Trees
June 3, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings - Lovely Landscapes
June 1, 2020 -

DIGITAL WEEKENDS: COMIC ART
May 30, 2020 -

At Home STEAM Activities From the Bruce Museum - Reaction Action
May 28, 2020 -

Wild Wednesdays: Week 5: Plants
May 26, 2020 -

Museum Directors to Join “Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19” Bruce Presents Virtual Program on June 4
May 26, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Announces New Art Competition for Young Students
May 26, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Announces New Art Competition for Young Students: Seeing and Feeling During the Pandemic
May 26, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Dinosaurs
May 26, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Presents At Home with Dr. Louise Flax  - Popcorn
May 25, 2020 -

Member Discussion with Dr. Daniel Ksepka-The New Bruce Science Galleries
May 23, 2020 -

Digital Weekends: Backyard Animals
May 23, 2020 -

Bruce Presents: Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19, June 4, 2020
May 22, 2020 -

Junior Art Competition 2020
May 22, 2020 -

Bruce Museum at Home STEAM Activities for Children Lesson # 9: Mixtures, Solutions, and Compounds, Oh My!
May 21, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Artistic Imagination
May 19, 2020 -

Wild Wednesdays: Week 4: Pollinators: Spotlight on Bees
May 19, 2020 -

The NEW Bruce: A Status Report
May 18, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Virtual Crafts Festival 2020
May 16, 2020 -

Digital Weekends: Pressed for Time
May 16, 2020 -

Bruce Museum At Home STEAM Activities for Children: Lesson 8- Drop In, Drop Out: Parachutes
May 14, 2020 -

Wild Wednesdays Week 3: Pollination Appreciation
May 13, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Happy Hour with the Curator - Under the Skin
May 12, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Funny Frogs
May 12, 2020 -

Bruce Museum At Home with Dr. Louise Flax - Concentric and Radial Designs
May 10, 2020 -

Digital Weekends: Assemblage Art
May 9, 2020 -

The 33rd Annual Bruce Museum Gala
May 9, 2020 -

Bruce Museum At Home STEAM Activities for Children: Lesson 7- Bridge Over Trouble Waters
May 7, 2020 -

Wild Wednesdays Week 2: Soundscape Mapping
May 6, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Acting out with Art
May 5, 2020 -

Digital Weekends with the Bruce: Wild Bees
May 2, 2020 -

Bruce at Home Steam Flinging Flyers
April 30, 2020 -

Wild Wednesdays -  Week 1: Introduction to Back Yard Birding
April 29, 2020 -

Digital Bruce Beginnings: Colorful Chameleons
April 27, 2020 -

Bruce Museum At Home Art with Dr. Louise Flax: Creating Design
April 27, 2020 -

Digital Weekend Lesson 5: April Showers
April 23, 2020 -

Bruce Museum At Home STEAM Activities for Children: Lesson 5
April 23, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Science News: How Birds Evolved Big Brains
April 23, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Science News: How Birds Evolved Big Brains
April 23, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Happy Hour with the Curator
April 23, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Update: Together, We’ll Get Through This!
April 20, 2020 -

Digital Weekend: Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet
April 18, 2020 -

Bruce Museum At Home STEAM Activities for Children: Lesson 4- Speed Demon
April 16, 2020 -

Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center: Cancelled
April 5, 2020 -

Stay Connected with Bruce Museum at Home
March 31, 2020 -

Bruce Goes Digital
March 30, 2020 -

Art, Science, and Alchemy: Royal Collecting in the European Curiosity Cabinet- FACEBOOK
March 26, 2020 -

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: Kusama Infinity- POSTPONED
March 25, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Update, March 25
March 25, 2020 -

Museum-Digital Based Programs
March 24, 2020 -

COVID-19: Health and Safety Updates
March 23, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Collection Favorites
March 23, 2020 -

‘Wonderchicken’ Fossil from the Age of Dinosaurs Reveals Origin of Modern Birds
March 18, 2020 -

Art of Design Luncheon and Diamonds with Graff—POSTPONED
March 12, 2020 -

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss
March 11, 2020 -

Patricia G. Berman Talk: L.A. Ring, Denmark, and the Threshold of Modernity
March 10, 2020 -

Art Adventures: Master Copies
March 7, 2020 -

“House on the Hill: The Changing Face of the Bruce Museum” Exhibition
March 5, 2020 -

“House on the Hill: The Changing Face of the Bruce Museum” Exhibition Opens April 4, 2020
March 5, 2020 -

DesignTime
March 5, 2020 -

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
March 4, 2020 -

Bruce Presents: “Earth Day at 50: The Human Planet with Andrew Revkin and George Steinmetz,” April 1, 2020
March 2, 2020 -

Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series: Night Sky Landscapes
March 1, 2020 -

An Evening with Author and Scholar Christina Weyl
February 25, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Program and Event Calendar March 2020
February 25, 2020 -

Bruce Museum Seventh Annual Art of Design Luncheon and Diamonds with Graff, March 12, 2020
February 24, 2020 -

Senior Art Workshop: Value Focused Painting
February 24, 2020 -

Bruce Explorers: Bug Pinning
February 23, 2020 -

Design Time
February 20, 2020 -

Science Solvers: Feathers and Scales
February 15, 2020 -

Lifetime of Looking: People, Places, Things
February 13, 2020 -

Bruce Beginnings Jr.
February 13, 2020 -

Curator’s Talk: Tales from the Cabinet
February 12, 2020 -



Permanent Exhibition

Changes in Our Land

Every Object Tells a Story

The Earth’s Minerals

Formation of Our Land

Natural Resources - Human Imprints

Life Between the Tides

Community Connections

Past Exhibitions

Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet
December 14, 2019 - March 29, 2020

Gallery Happening: Drawing on the Gallery Walls Online Presentation
September 8, 2019 - January 9, 2020

Contemporary Artists/Traditional Forms: Chinese Brushwork
September 28, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Assembling Art: Works by Vin Giuliani
August 3, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March]
May 11, 2019 - September 1, 2019


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