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Saturday, May 11, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Bruce Gala 2019

The thirty-second annual Bruce Museum Gala will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Greenwich Country Club.

This annual benefit event raises critical funds that not only support the Bruce’s ongoing art and science exhibitions and educational programs, but also will refresh the museum's science offerings, strengthen its potential in the arts, and expand its educational reach.

For more information or to receive an invitation to our 2019 Gala, please contact Dawn Handwerker; 203-413-6761

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Science Lecture: Predator Turned Prey: The Controversial Trade in Sharks and Shark Fin Products

Captain Jesse Paluch,Chief Environmental Conservation Officer, NYS ENCON Police Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation, takes us behind the scenes in this presentation about the worldwide trade in shark products and what effects it is having on species’ populations. Museum is open at 6:30 pm; light refreshments precede the lecture, which begins at 7:00 pm. Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. Reservations required. 

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Patron Members’ Reception: Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March]

Join us to celebrate the opening of this highly anticipated exhibition highlighting a remarkable artistic family. 

Not a Patron member? Upgrade your membership or join at the Patron level or above to join us for this special reception. Join before May 15, 2019 and receive three free months of membership using code: Avery19.

Reservations required. To join or become a Patron member at the Bruce Museum and receive year-round benefits,  please click here.

Thursday, May 30, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Curator’s Talk: A Conversation about the Averys, with Barbara Haskel

In conjunction with the exhibition, Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March], Whitney Museum Curator and Milton Avery Scholar Barbara Haskel will join Ken Silver, Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator, and Stephanie Guyet, Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow, to discuss the artistic Avery family and the significance of two decades of annual summer travels together that influenced both their family dynamic and creative output.


Thursday, June 6, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Art of Design Luncheon and Panel Discussion

Art of Design unites American Fashion Designer Dennis Basso in conversation with his friend Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief of Town & Country Magazine, at the Greenwich Country Club

Stay tuned for more details and exciting announcements! For more information, please contact Dawn Handwerker;, or 203-413-6761.

Thursday, June 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Bruce Explorers - Sharks!

Do you have a young scientist eager to do some exciting, hands-on work in a laboratory setting? This new drop-off program is designed for children ages 7 to 16 who are ready to take a deep dive into the fascinating subject of shark anatomy. Our Bruce Explorers will be working in age-appropriate pairs to study the external anatomy of the dogfish shark, a cartilaginous fish, and explore its internal organs and organ systems through guided dissection. Enrollment in this program will be limited to ensure personalized attention. 

Tuesday July 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Science Lecture: The Comeback of the Great White Shark in our Backyard

Dr. Tobey Curtis

National Marine Fisheries Service

Historically, great white sharks were rare off the coasts of New England and seldom encountered. However, the recovery of seal populations and changes in fishery management has allowed sharks to rebound. In this lecture, Dr. Tobey Curtis discusses the history of great white sharks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, and the discovery of a great white nursery off the southern coast of Long Island.

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. The Museum is open at 6:20 pm. Reservations required.

Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)

Tuesday August 13, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Science Lecture: Elasmobranchs: Working with Sharks at the Maritime Aquarium

Sandi Schaefer-Padget, Senior Aquarist, Maritime Aquarium

Sandi Schaefer-Padget works with sharks and other elasmobranchs on a day to day basis at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. In this lecture, she’ll talk about the species of sharks on display at the aquarium and their natural history. Additionally, she’ll discuss the husbandry and care of elasmobranchs, and how to maintain them in a healthy and safe environment.

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. The Museum is open at 6:20 pm. Reservations required.

Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)