Reservations

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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Email info@brucemuseum.org if you need assistance with your reservation.


Sunday, January 26, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Bruce Explorers: Plant Pressing

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 15. In this workshop, our budding young scientists will learn all about basic plant anatomy. They will also get to make and take home their own herbarium sheets. The cost is $40 for Museum members; $45 for non-members.

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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, January 31, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

L.A. Ring & Under the Skin Patrons Opening

Join us for the Patron Member opening for On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK—The National Gallery of Denmark, and Under the Skin.

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.


Sunday, February 2, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Conservator’s Talk: Aspects of L.A. Ring’s Working Methods

Jørgen Wadum, former Director of Conservation at SMK and current Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation in Denmark, discusses how an examination of the complex structure of materials and techniques beneath the visible “skin” of L.A. Ring’s paintings reveals fascinating details of the artist’s intent. Free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission; reservations required. Not a member? Join here.

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. 


Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

L.A. Ring & Under the Skin All Members Opening

Join us for the All Members opening for On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK—The National Gallery of Denmark, and Under the Skin. After-hours celebration of the renovated galleries and two new exhibitions. Not a member? Join here.

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. 


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

Night at the Museum 

There is now a waitlist for this event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Melissa Levin at mlevin@brucemuseum.org. 

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. 


Wednesday, February 12, 10:30  - 11:30 am

Curator’s Talk: Tales from the Cabinet

Curious about how a Porsche 911 Turbo ended up buried in Ancient Egypt? Want to know why 16th century Europeans drew sea bears, sea pigs, and sea bulls in the oceans on maps? Hear the stories behind some of the strangest objects in the Collecting Reimagine: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet exhibition, from H.S. Miller, Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow 2019-20. Free to Museum with paid admission; reservations required.

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. 


Sunday, February 23, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Bruce Explorers: Bug Pinning

Bruce Explorers: Bug Pinning. In this drop-off program, designed for children ages 7 to 15, kids will learn all about the science of bug pinning, from learning about the bugs available to prepping and pinning their specimens. The cost is $55 for Museum members; $60 for non-members.

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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.


Monday, February 24, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Senior Art Workshop: Value Focused Painting

This two-hour-long workshop, for adults over the age of 55, will use the works of Danish artist Laurits Andersen Ring as inspiration for a deep dive into the emotional effects of color in painting.  Participants will receive a 30 minute guided introduction to Ring’s use of color to evoke mood and emotion in his work, led by Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Corinne Flax.  The tour will be followed by a 90-minute painting workshop led by teaching artist Eddie Nino.  During the workshop, Nino will assist students in using color in their own paintings.  All materials will be provided, and light refreshments will be served.  The price for a single session workshop is $30 for non-members and $25 for members.  These workshops are for adults 55 and older.  

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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. 


Tuesday, February 25, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Author and Scholar Christina Weyl

The Greenwich Arts Council and Bruce Museum are pleased to announce the second in a series of engaging educational programs, An Evening with Author and Scholar Christina Weyl. 

The evening’s program will start at the Greenwich Arts Council with cocktails, and an opportunity to view the exhibition WOMEN OF ATELIER 17 in the Bendheim Gallery from 5:00 - 6:00 pm on February 25th.  The reception will be followed by Weyl’s talk at the Bruce Museum at 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  Anitra Brooks, a docent at the Greenwich Arts Council, will be facilitating the talk, as well as moderating a question and answer session.

 Tickets are $25 for Greenwich Arts Council and Bruce Museum members, $35 for non-members.  For more information or for assistance making a reservation contact Corinne Flax at 203-413-6742 or cflax@brucemuseum.org

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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. 


Wednesday, March 4, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

“The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” explores the 20th-century icon who became an international sensation in the worlds of modern art and radical politics. Through the prism of her life and art, the film explores the ancient culture of Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; the wildfire of communism that burned through Latin America in the 1920s and '30s; the innovators in painting, photography, filmmaking, writing and poetry that congregated in Mexico City; and the revival of interest in popular culture for which Kahlo has become a symbol. Free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission; reservations required. Not a member? Join here.

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. 


Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

L.A. Ring, Denmark, and the Threshold of Modernity - Talk with Patricia G. Berman

 

Laurits Andersen Ring’s work recorded transformations in the cultural world of Denmark in the late nineteenth century.  It forms a fascinating dialogue with the community of artists throughout Europe who registered the rapidity with which industry changed the social and material landscape.  A painter of exceptional skill and vision, Ring is not well known outside of Denmark.  This talk examines Ring’s prescience as both an eyewitness to and a participant in late nineteenth-century culture, and Copenhagen as part of a robust exchange among European art circles.

Patricia G. Berman is the Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art at Wellesley College where she teaches modern and contemporary art, the history of photography, and propaganda studies.  She has published widely and curated exhibitions in the US and Europe.  Her books include In Another Light; Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century, and studies of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and of the Belgian James Ensor.  Her most recent project is an exhibition of Edvard Munch’s photography entitled “The Experimental Self,” currently held at Stockholm’s Thielska Galleriet.

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount..

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. 


Wednesday, March 11, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss

This documentary traces Bliss's evolution from ground-breaking architect to cutting-edge artist: her work fuses architecture, mathematics, computer technology, painting, printmaking, and calligraphy. The film also examines the roots of Bliss's art in the Bauhaus school, which flourished in Germany in the 1920s. Viewers will learn how Bliss’s studies with Bauhaus exponents Walter Gropius and Gyorgy Kepes, as well as her links to Josef Albers, R. Buckminster Fuller, and other figures shaped her creative development. The film features interviews with the artist and her husband, Robert, as well as other art world professionals. Free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission; reservations required. Not a member? Join here.

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. 


Thursday, March 12, 12:00  - 2:00 pm

Art of Design Luncheon and Diamonds with Graff

Bruce Museum's seventh annual Art of Design Luncheon and Diamonds with GRAFF will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Greenwich Country Club. Art of Design unites notable industry leaders to explore the intersection of art and design.  Contact mlevin@brucemuseum.org if you require additional information.


Monday, March 16, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Senior Art Workshop: Color Focused Painting

This two-hour long workshop, for adults over the age of 55, will use the works of Danish artist Laurits Andersen Ring as inspiration for a deep dive into the emotional effects of color in painting.  Participants will receive a 30 minute guided introduction to Ring’s use of color to evoke mood and emotion in his work, led by Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Corinne Flax.  The tour will be followed by a 90-minute painting workshop led by teaching artist Eddie Nino.  During the workshop, Nino will assist students in using color in their own paintings.  All materials will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. The price for a single session workshop is $30 for non-members and $25 for members.  These workshops are for adults 55 and older.  

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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. 


Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: Zaha Hadid

ZAHA: An Architectural Legacy

Completed one year after Zaha Hadid’s death in 2016, this film takes a look at the famed Iraqi-British architect’s career, and legacy, through five stages which signal significant progressions in her work. The film begins with her drawings and paintings while at the Architectural Association, then captures her first built project at Vitra, moving on to the Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI, which secured her place in the architectural canon, and the London Aquatics Centre – a building which made her known to the public – and finishes with the Maths Gallery at the Science Museum, completed just months after her death.

Zaha Hadid: Phaeno, Building as Landscape

Completed in 2005, Zaha Hadid's Phaeno Science Center is spaceship-like structure located between downtown Wolfsburg, Germany, and the VW Autostadt. A great concrete and glass triangle, the project satisfies two ambitions: for Hadid, it is one of her first major works; and for the city, it is a statement of identity in the face of Volkswagen’s powerful tax base. Built on large cone bases housing museum reception, café, and gift shop areas, the main exhibition hall contains 250 scientific experiments providing learning and amusement opportunities for children and adults. The building frees public space below and suggests a way of being part of the world and yet feeling space; as Zaha Hadid says: “the landscape is the plan.” This Richard Copans documentary is part of the series “Architectures—Achievements in Modern Architecture.” Directed by Richard Copans; France, 2007.

Free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission; reservations required. Not a member? Join here.

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. 


Sunday, March 22, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Bruce Explorers: Owl Pellets

This drop-off program is designed for children ages 7 to 15. Owl pellets are pellets of food that cannot be digested by owls that they spit back up. Inside the pellets is a range of bones the kids will dissect and reassemble. The cost is $45 for Museum members; $50 for non-members.

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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, March 25, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: Kusama Infinity

The incredible life journey of the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama. Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world; now, her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms sells out globally and she prolifically generates new work every day. (Run time 76 min.) 

Free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission; reservations required. Not a member? Join here.

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. 


Monday, April 20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Senior Art Workshop: Composition Focused Painting

This two-hour long workshop, for adults over the age of 55, will use the works of Danish artist Laurits Andersen Ring as inspiration for a deep dive into the use of composition in painting.  Participants will receive a 30 minute guided introduction to Ring’s use of Composition to create space and movement in his work, led by Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Corinne Flax.  The tour will be followed by a 90-minute painting workshop led by teaching artist Eddie Nino.  During the workshop, Nino will teach students how they can use composition in their paintings to create depth and space.  All materials will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. The price for a single session workshop is $30 for non-members and $25 for members.  These workshops are for adults 55 and older.  

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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. 


Thursday, May 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Impressions of L.A. Ring: On a Threshold

World-renowned pianist and improvisational artist Nikolaj Hess will perform Impressions of L.A. Ring: On a Threshold, a concert at the Museum reflecting on the themes in L.A. Ring’s artistic universe. 

Based in both New York and Denmark, Hess is known through works produced in connection with the Nikolaj Hess Trio, Marc Mommaas, Hess/AC/Hess Spacelab, Caroline Henderson, Hess is More, and Etta Cameron. He has played and recorded with a long list of international jazz legends in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Asia. Reservations required; Museum members $30; non-members $45. 

Not a member? Join here and receive your member discount.

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.