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.


 

Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Bruce Presents
Earth Day at 50: The Human Planet 
with Andrew Revkin and George Steinmetz 
Postponed

Renowned science writer Andrew Revkin and exploration photographer George Steinmetz will discuss their collaboration on the new book, The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene (Abrams, 2020). Featuring 200 four-color photographs taken from Steinmetz’s signature aerial vantage point, The Human Planet is a sweeping visual chronicle of Earth, revealing both its untrammeled natural features and the human project that relentlessly redesigns its surface in its quest to build shelter, grow food, generate energy, and create beauty through art and architecture. 


Monday, April 20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Senior Art Workshop: Composition Focused Painting Canceled

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.  


 

Saturday, May 9, 6:00 - 11:00 pm

Bruce Museum Gala Canceled

It is after deep consideration that we have decided to cancel the Bruce Museum Gala scheduled for Saturday, May 9, at Greenwich Country Club. The health and safety of you, your families, and our community is our primary concern during this challenging global health emergency. We look forward to celebrating our dear friends and Honorees, Susan E. Lynch and Patricia and John Chadwick, with you at next year’s Bruce Museum Gala, already scheduled for May 8, 2021. 

Our heartfelt thanks to this year’s Gala Co-Chairs and Committee who have been working tirelessly on the event. The Museum hopes to create a reconceived event this fall—not a full Gala but a community celebration—for which a date will be announced once we are confident we can proceed.

Thank you to all who have already generously supported the Bruce Gala through the purchase of Tables, Patron tickets, or donations. Obviously, the changes in the global economy and canceling our major annual fundraiser will have a huge impact on the Museum’s operating budget. For those who had intended to support the event but had yet to purchase tickets, we ask that you please consider making a donation via this link.

Thank you for your ongoing generosity and dedication to the Museum’s mission, which enables us to continue to support the community during this unprecedented time.

Please contact Melissa Levin, Special Events Manager at 203-413-6761 at mlevin@brucemuseum.org with any questions.


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. 

 


Monday, May 18, 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.  


Thursday, May 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

The Inside Story: How CT Imaging Is Revolutionizing Natural History Museums In The 21st Century—Talk with Dr. Edward Stanley 

Natural History collections serve a critical role for scientists wanting to study patterns and changes of biodiversity, though access to these important resources is often limited. New digitization efforts are providing novel opportunities for researchers, and democratizing access to specimens for scientists, educators and the general public. This talk will discuss how CT scanning museum specimens is facilitating exciting new research and educational initiatives, using examples from cretaceous amphibians, armored lizards and burrowing frogs.

Dr. Edward Stanley, is an Associate Scientist an Director of the Digital Discovery and Dissemination Laboratory, Florida Museum of Natural History.