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Sunday, August 26,  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Science on the Silver Screen: Twister

Take a break from the summer heat with a movie at the Bruce Museum!

We will be watching Twister (runtime: 1 hr 54 min; rated PG-13) with a special guest scientist, atmospheric scientist Dr. Benjamin Cook. Dr. Cook will introduce the film, watch with you, and lead a discussion about the science (or lack thereof) shown in the film. If you ever wanted to know if a tornado really could fling cows around, now is your big chance. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and be ready to learn, in an interactive conversation driven by you!

Movie, snacks, and drinks (including beer) are FREE with Museum admission!

Please make a reservation here and pay for your Museum entry at the front desk upon arrival.

Friday, September 21,  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Member Opening Reception for ReTooled: Highlights of the Hechinger Collection

Bruce Museum members are invited to attend a preview reception of the exhibition ReTooled: Highlights of the Hechinger Collection. Reservations required. You must be a member to register and be sure to sign in to register.

Sunday September 23, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Art Lecture by Richard Haas

The American artist and muralist Richard Haas will talk about his early work, influences, and printmaking techniques. A celebratory reception with wine and cheese will immediately follow.

Lecture gallery doors open at 3 pm; Celebratory wine and cheese reception with the artist follows the lecture.

Advance registration required. Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID); $15 for non-members. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount. (Discount taken after item is added to cart.)

Wednesday, September 26, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Film Series: Lust for Life

Lust for Life is a biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Irving Stone. Adapted by Norman Corwin; starring Kirk Douglas. .

Free for Bruce members and students with valid ID, $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission).

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

Thursday, September 27,  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Oktoberfest at the Bruce Museum

Join us for authentic German Beer, Bites, Live Music, and the opportunity to tour the Museum galleries after-hours.

Proceeds support the Bruce Museum and its educational programs.
Beer generously provided by Paulaner USA
Serendipity - Media Sponsor

$30 Members, $40 Non-members (Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.)

Thursday, October 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ReTooled Evening Lecture

Lecture (title TBD) held in conjuntion with ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection

Sarah Tanguy, former curator of The Hechinger Collection, will speak about John Hechinger’s acquisition of a tool-inspired collection. Tanguy is a curator for ART in Embassies, US Department of State, as well as an independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC. Recent projects include “Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art,” “Vanishing Boundaries,” a joint US/Lithuania photography exhibition, “Taken for Looks,” an all-photography, food-inspired exhibition, “Breaking Bread,” a Cuba/Russia/US exhibition, and an ongoing exhibition series for the American Center for Physics.

Advance registration required; seating is limited. Reception at 6 pm; talk 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID); $15 for non-members.
(Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.)

Saturday, October 13, 9:15 am - 3:15 pm

Science Field Trip to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Open House

Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty’s Open House. Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.

Affiliated with Columbia University, LDEO is a world-class science research institution that also plays a vital role in education. Their annual open house is an exciting opportunity for adults and children of all ages to learn about our planet in fun and engaging ways! The programs feature exhibits from initiatives in Climate and Life, Changing Ice, Changing Coastlines, Extreme Weather and Climate, Anticipating Earthquakes, and Real Time Earth. 

The event includes round-trip transportation between the Bruce Museum and LDEO by 38-passenger charter bus, all programs, and a donation to Lamont-Doherty. Lunch is available for purchase on the campus or bring your own. 

Thanks to a generous donor who is underwriting to cost of bus service, we are pleased to offer this trip at a special low rate: Bruce Museum members and students with ID: $5.00; $15 non-members. 

Advance registration required. Because seating is limited, please let us know if you need to cancel so the seat can be made available.  

Please contact Cynthia Ehlinger (203-413-6756 with questions.