Make a Reservation:

1. Click the reservations button for whichever lecture or program you wish to register. 2. Click Register in the top-right if this is your first time registering on the Bruce Museum website and complete the form. **Note: When you sign-in and register for lectures and programs, the price of tickets for non-members will still show up until you get to the very end of the checkout process. 

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Sunday, November 17, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Bruce Explorers: Thanksgiving Food Science Lab

Do you have an older child ready to take a deep dive into science? This drop-off program is designed for children ages 7 to 16. From determining the pH of cranberries to seeing what foods have a ton of sugar or starches in them, this lab will use chemistry to help us better understand the food we eat during Thanksgiving. The cost is $45 for Museum members; $55 for non-members. 

Monday, November 18, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Senior Art Workshop: Chinese Brushwork, Washes

Dr. Louise Flax will lead a workshop focusing on the use of washes to create depth and texture.  

Acclaimed teaching artist Dr. Louise Flax will be leading two workshops, each of which will focus on a different aspect of Chinese brushwork painting.  Dr. Flax received training in brushwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the students explored Chinese Art.  During her career as a public school teacher, Dr. Flax taught Asian painting at Roton Middle School and Brien McMahon HS.  Her understanding of Chinese art is influenced by 23 years of practicing and (recently) teaching Taiji.

The workshop will run from 1:30-3:30 with a 30-minute warm-up activity, a visit to the exhibition and a 1-hour focus on a final product.  Students do not need to bring materials as all will be provided.  The cost is $25 for Bruce Museum members and $30 for non-members.  Coffee and snacks will be provided.


Tuesday, December 3, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Bruce Experiences: Members-Only Member Appreciation Holiday Celebration

Join us on Tuesday, December 3 for a Member Appreciation event. Enjoy watercolor painting on scrolls in the workshop, shop in the Museum Store after-hours with your 10% discount, and experience the music of classical guitarist Kevin Sherwin performing from 5:30-6:30 pm in the lecture gallery. Each household will receive a reusable Bruce Museum member bag. 

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman

Among current American artists profoundly motivated by nature and its future—from the specter of climate change to the implications of genetic engineering—Alexis Rockman holds a high place of honor. Join us for a night of eye-popping discussion and debate featuring Alexis Rockman as well as a specially curated panel of thought leaders in contemporary art and science.

Doors open 6:20 pm; reception begins at 6:30 pm, followed by panel and Q&A, 7:00-8:30 pm. 

Cancellation Policy:

Canceled tickets will be refunded in full if canceled at least 24 hours ahead of the event. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not receive a refund. Please call (203) 869-0376 with any questions.

Members must create an account or sign-in by clicking the register or sign-in the upper right-hand corner to sign up for this member opening. To join the Bruce Museum and receive year-round benefits,  please click here.

Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Bruce Experiences: Members Only Series - Drawing Workshop with Grayson

Join us for an evening drawing workshop with Grayson Kennedy.  The drawing course will be on a simple 1 pt perspective room choosing from object(s) in the Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet exhibition or feel free to bring your own materials to draw/sketch. Materials, wine/beer, and light snacks will be provided. 

Doors open at 6:15 pm with light snacks and drinks available. The workshop will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. 

Members must create an account or sign-in by clicking the register or sign-in the upper right-hand corner to sign up for this member opening. To join the Bruce Museum and receive year-round benefits,  please click here.

Friday, February 7, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Night at the Museum 

Spread the Love Bruce Museum's Seventh Annual Family Benefit! 

Children will explore the Museum in their pajamas while enjoying a scavenger hunt, craft projects for all ages, a musical performance by Songs for Seeds. Adults will enjoy light bites, an open wine/beer bar. Contact if you require additional information.