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Thursday, October 19,  5:30 - 8:00 PM

Icon Awards in the Arts

The Bruce Museum's Icon Awards in the Arts are presented to distinguished figures in the art world. The Museum's century-long history of excellence in presentation of art in Greenwich, home to many of the country's leading collectors and most generous patrons of the arts, positions it as uniquely suited to honor these accomplished individuals.

This year's awards, co-chaired by Pam and Bob Goergen, will honor:          

Art Collectors

Art Historians

Artists

Culture and Media Professionals

Leaders of the Art Trade

Museum Professionals

Patrons of the Arts  

Contact Lindsay Saltz for more information.


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:00 - 11:00 am

"Yvette Guilbert": A Fin-de-Siècle Collaborative Album

In the winter of 1893, an impassioned socialist journalist and art critic, an infatuated aristocratic artist, and a fine-print publisher united around renowned star of the café-concert, Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944). The meeting of this diverse group, which included Gustave Geffroy (1855-1926), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), and André Marty (1857-?), resulted in an album of lithographs and letterpress text titled after the performer. This lecture, presented by the Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ashley Dunn, examines the album as a collaborative object created through the individual and overlapping aesthetic and social concerns of all four participants. Members Free, Non-Members $10 includes admission to the Bruce Museum. Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount.


Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Murder, Maggots and Mayhem: When the Dead Speak

Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Rosati. Light refreshments and open galleries at 6:30 PM, lecture at 7:00 PM.

Dr. Jennifer Rosati is Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

 This talk will highlight the diversity of insect species involved with the decomposition of human remains and how these insects can provide a glimpse into past events in criminal investigations. Forensic entomology involves the use of insects for legal purposes, primarily in homicide investigations where colonization (or egg laying) events can be used to estimate the time since death or post-mortem interval. The insect community that uses decomposing remains can be quite diverse, including many species of flies (Order: Diptera), beetles (Order: Coleoptera), moths (Order: Lepidoptera), as well as other arthropods (spiders, mites, etc). The behaviour and development of these insects can provide a lot of valuable information to an investigation including tying a suspect to a crime scene/victim, time and location of death, presence of wounds, time of decapitation or dismemberment and time of disturbance. 

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $10, includes admission to the Bruce Museum.. Reservations suggested. Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. Museum doors open at 6:30 pm.


Wednesday, October 25, 10:30 - 11:30 PM              

Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionists - Paul Cézanne

The Great Artists chronicles the lives, times and works of the men whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist's life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The Great Artists also features expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians and scholars, and new location footage. The programs in this series feature an in-depth look at the Post-Impressionists.

Paul Cézanne sought a method of capturing the underlying structure of any subject matter. His eventual triumph derived from a revolutionary new approach to color and to perspective. His paintings were often derided by the critics, but by the end of his life, his genius was beginning to be appreciated. Cézanne's influence on 20th century artists was so great that he is now referred to as the "Father of Modern Painting."

Registration required as seating. Museum members free; non-members $10, includes Museum admission. Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount. 

                                                                                                                                            


Monday, Oct 30, 2017 - 10:00 -11:00 AM

Celebrity in Full Color: Posters, Prints, and Drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec

Laura Kalba is Associate Professor of Art History at Smith College where her research and teaching interests focus on late 19th- and early 20th-century European art, architecture and popular commercial visual culture. Her first book, Today, inexpensive reproductions of Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters can be found in nearly every souvenir shop in Paris. In this lecture, Associate Professor Laura Anne Kalba explores how, working at the intersection of popular commercial culture and high art, Toulouse-Lautrec simultaneously contributed to and challenged the myth of Paris as a city filled with beauty, music, and countless other sensory delights. His depictions of late nineteenth-century celebrities reveal a world torn between spectacle and solitude. Advance reservations required. 

Museum members free; non-members $10, includes Museum admission. Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount.

 


Wednesday, November 1, 10:30 - 11:30 PM             

Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionists - Paul Gauguin

The Great Artists chronicles the lives, times and works of the men whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist's life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The Great Artists also features expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians and scholars, and new location footage. The programs in this series feature an in-depth look at the Post-Impressionists.

Paul Gauguin sought a method of capturing the underlying structure of any subject matter. His eventual triumph derived from a revolutionary new approach to color and to perspective. His paintings were often derided by the critics, but by the end of his life, his genius was beginning to be appreciated. Cézanne's influence on 20th century artists was so great that he is now referred to as the "Father of Modern Painting."

Registration required as seating is limited.

Museum members free; non-members $10, includes Museum admission. Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount.


Thursday, November 2, 2017 — 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Science Lecture: Talismans and Tinctures

Explorer Justin Fornal walks us through his collection of botanical and zoological curios gathered while studying different traditional spiritual groups around the world and breaks down how these different items are utilized for both good and evil purposes.  Fornal will focus on the talismans used in Haitian Vodou, Tanzanian Mwchawi, Cuban Santeria, Hoodoo, Powwow, Apache Medicine, Al Bidr and many others. 

Reception at 6:30, talk at 7:00 pm. Registration required: Museum members and students with ID free; nonmembers $10 (includes Museum admission during reception). 

Museum doors open at 6:30 pm.


Wednesday, November 8,  10:30 - 11:30 PM               

Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionists - Vincent Van Gogh

The Great Artists chronicles the lives, times and works of the men whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist's life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The Great Artists also features expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians and scholars, and new location footage. The programs in this series feature an in-depth look at the Post-Impressionists.

Vincent Van Gogh sought a method of capturing the underlying structure of any subject matter. His eventual triumph derived from a revolutionary new approach to color and to perspective. His paintings were often derided by the critics, but by the end of his life, his genius was beginning to be appreciated. Cézanne's influence on 20th century artists was so great that he is now referred to as the "Father of Modern Painting."

Registration required as seating is limited.

Museum members free; non-members $10, includes Museum admission. Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount.


Thursday, Nov 9, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Art Nouveau Woman: From Toulouse-Lautrec to the Cinema

Lucy Fischer is a Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where she directed the Film Studies Program for thirty years. She is the author of twelve books: Jacques Tati (1983),  In this talk, Dr. Lucy Fisher will consider the vision of woman in Art Nouveau discourse, which was considered a highly “feminine” style. She will discuss this theme (which ranged from romantic to malevolent representations) in relation to examples of painting and poster art, design objects, fashion, and jewelry. Fisher's prime focus, however, will be on the films of the era that incorporated elements of Art Nouveau into their design, narrative, and portrayal of women. Members free; non-members $15.  Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount.

Postponed


Tuesday, November 7,  - 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Afternoon at the Bruce: Portraits Prints and Personalities

Spend the afternoon off from school discovering, learning and creating! These drop-off workshops are designed for grades K-5 and explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Members $15.00 and $25.00 for non-members. Snack included! This session is inspired by In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum.

Advanced registration is required by Saturday, November 4th at 12:00pm. Decisions about whether or not Afternoon at the Bruce will run will be made at this time.  Please call for more informaiton (203) 869-0376 


Friday, November 10, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Night at the Museum

The Bruce Museum will host its fifth annual Night at the Museum from 5 to 7:30pm. Children are invited to come to the museum in their favorite pajamas for a night filled with fun arts and craft activities, a scavenger hunt, pizza and a musical performance by Songs for Seeds. Parents will enjoy yummy bites, an open wine/beer bar and a family-focused silent auction.

During the event, guests will be able to view the Bruce Museum’s new captivating exhibitions, Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert Wiener Collection and In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum.  

Proceeds from the events will benefit the Bruce Museum’s children’s education and scholarship program.


Wednesday, November 15,  10:30 - 11:30 AM            

Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionists - Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Great Artists chronicles the lives, times and works of the men whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist's life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The Great Artists also features expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians and scholars, and new location footage. The programs in this series feature an in-depth look at the Post-Impressionists.

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec sought a method of capturing the underlying structure of any subject matter. His eventual triumph derived from a revolutionary new approach to color and to perspective. His paintings were often derided by the critics, but by the end of his life, his genius was beginning to be appreciated. Cézanne's influence on 20th century artists was so great that he is now referred to as the "Father of Modern Painting."

Registration required as seating is limited. Museum members free; non-members $10, includes Museum admission. Be sure to sign in above to receive your member discount.


Thursday, November 16, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Members Only Opening: Treasures of the Earth

Bruce Museum members only are invited to attend a celebration of the exhibtion Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection. 

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Reservations are required.  Museum doors open at 5:30 pm.


Sunday, December 3, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Curator’s Talk: The Life and Art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

This lecture is an introduction to Toulouse Lautrec’s life, charting his journey between aristocratic circles in Southern France and cafes and brothels in Paris. While highlighting the portraits featured in the exhibition, this lecture will provide visitors the opportunity to learn more about the artist’s broader body of work, including his pictures of animals, cafe scenes, and book illustrations. Speaker: Mia Laufer is the curator of In the Limelight, and was the Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow at the Bruce Museum for 2015-2016. She is a PhD candidate in art history at Washington University in Saint Louis, where she is working on a dissertation about art collecting in Paris during La Belle Epoque. She is a member of the Posen Society of Fellows for 2017-2019.

Reservations and Admission: Advance registration required as seating is limited. Members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Tuesday, December 5,  6:30 - 8:00 pm

Mineral Panel: From the Earth to Your Fingertips

A panel discussion with experts including a Connecticut mining expert, a gemologist, a diamond geologist, and a mineral dealer. Reception and open galleries at 6:30 pm, panel discussion at 7:00 pm.

Note:  All Member discounts will be applied on the next page - the cart/ticket order page. Members must create an account or sign-in by clicking the register or sign-in the upper right-hand corner to receive their discount. Reservations required. Members, and students with ID free; nonmembers $10. Museum doors open at 6:30 pm.


Thursday, December 7,  2:00 - 4:30 pm

Afternoon at the Bruce: Mineral Masterpieces

Spend the afternoon off from school discovering, learning and creating! These drop-off workshops are designed for grades K-5 and explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Members $15.00 and $25.00 for non-members. Snack included!

This session is inspired by Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert Wiener Collection

Advanced registration is required by Monday, December 4th at 12:00pm. Decisions about whether or not Afternoon at the Bruce will run will be made at this time.  

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