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Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Buried Treasures of the Silk Road Curator’s Talk

Bruce Museum Registrar and Curator Kirsten Reinhardt will discuss the exhibition that features the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of Chinese tomb art, as well as objects and antiquities from the permanent collection. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required.

Members free, $10 nonmembers.

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Panel Discussion: The Golden Age of Cartooning in Connecticut

(Snow date March 28)
Chance Browne (son of Dik Browne), Cullen Murphy (son of Jack Murphy), and Brian, Greg and Neal Walker (sons of Mort Walker) pay tribute to their fathers – and to an extraordinary community of cartoonists, creators of such classics as Beetle Bailey, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Sam & Silo, Big Ben Bolt, Nancy, On Stage, Juliet  Jones, and Prince Valiant. They will recollect notable experiences and observations from this golden era: telling stories and sharing rare artwork and behind-the-scenes photos. It promises to be a revealing glimpse into a time when cartooning flourished in the leafy suburbs of Connecticut.

Registration required. 

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15.

Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Film Series - Cartoons: Stripped (2014)

The documentary explores comic strips in depth, why they’re so loved, and how they’re navigating this dicey period between print and pixels. 85 minutes. 

Registration Required.

Free for members. $10 for non-members.

Monday, March 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am 

Silk Road Lecture. Of Camels and Kings: The Silk Road and Tang Dynasty Tomb Sculpture.

Virginia Bower, Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, will discuss Chinese tomb sculpture during the Tang Dynasty.
Registration required.

Members free, $10 nonmembers.

Tuessday, April 2, 2019 — 6:30 – 8:00pm

Science Lecture: Doctors, Patients, and the Physical Examination

Lecture by James M. Edmonson, PhD
Chief Curator Emeritus of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum of Case Western Reserve University

Light refreshments precede the lecture, which begins at 7:00 pm.

In this lecture Dr. Edmonson explores how new diagnostic technologies, beginning with the stethoscope, transformed the physical exam. In 1800 doctors seldom touched their patients, and even felt that they could diagnose disease just by reading patient's letter describing their illness.  A century later, diagnosis involves a thorough physical examination and extensive use of instruments. How did that fundamental change in the doctor-patient relationship happen?

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

 Free to members and students with valid ID, non-members $15.   

Contact Kate Dzikiewicz at (203) 413-6747 or for more information or questions.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 — 6:00 – 8:00pm

Art Lecture: Evening Lecture: Providing for the Afterlife in Han Dynasty China

Lecture by David Ake Sensabaugh

In conjunction with the Silk Road exhibition, David Ake Sensabaugh will discuss Han Dynasty tomb furnishings. Reception 6:00 pm and Open Galleries, lecture 6:30 pm, followed by Q&A 7:30 - 7:45 pm.

Registration required. 

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 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 Becky Conelias;