Reservations

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Thursday, February 22, 10:30 am – 12:15 pm 

Science Film. The Battle of Chernobyl

( 94 minutes.) Documentary about the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the 500,000 men that put their lives on the line in order to halt the greatest nuclear catastrophe the world has ever seen. Advance reservations required: Free for Bruce members,  $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Evening Lecture. Building Dreamworlds, Facing Catastrophes: Art, Science, and the Cold War

by Ksenia Nouril, Dodge Fellow, Zimmerli Art Museum and PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Reception at 6:30 pm; talk 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Reservations in advance: Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID), $15 for nonmembers. At the door:  $10 members, $25 nonmembers. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Wednesday, March 7, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Film. The Russian Concept: Reflections on Russian Non-Conformist Art

(56 minutes) Directed by Igor Sopronenko. The documentary explores non-conformist Russian art through interviews and documentary footage and tells the story of art collector Norton Dodge whose efforts have resulted in the largest collection of Russian-Soviet non-conformist art in the world. Advance reservations required: Free for Bruce members,  $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Wednesday, March 7, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 

Art of Design luncheon and panel discussion

Held at Greenwich Country Club. A distinguished group of panelists explore the convergence of art and design and discuss how successful design is approached in today’s complex world. Co-chairs for Art of Design are Eva Maria Janerus, Karen Morstad, Betsey Ruprecht, and Judith Wertheimer. For further information contact Lindsay Saltz .


Thursday, March 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 

An Evening with Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff, former Moscow correspondent for NPR, and Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum and co-curator of Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era, will discuss US-Soviet relations and also on the ways that current US-Russian relations are shaped by historic events since the October Revolution. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow. Reception at 6:00 pm; talk at 6:30 pm. Tickets $35.


Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Marianne Smith Memorial Lecture. Sweet Ideology of Soviet Space Dogs during Cold War

by Dr. Olesya Turkina, Senior Research Fellow at the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Reception at 6:30 pm; talk 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Reservations in advance:  Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID), $15 for nonmembers. At the door:  $10 members, $25 nonmembers. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Film. In Search of a Lost Paradise

(52 minutes, Russian with English subtitles). This award-winning documentary recounts the story of Russian artist Valentina Kropivnitskaya and her husband Oskar Rabin, who, in 1974, organized a prohibited open-air art exhibition that was destroyed using KGB bulldozers. The film highlights the struggle of living under a totalitarian regime while attempting to retain personal and artistic freedoms. Advance reservations required: Free for Bruce members, $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


March 21 & 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am 

Film. The Great War: Part I & II (2018)

PBS (60 minutes)
Drawing on unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American “code talkers,” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten. It is a story of heroism and sacrifice that would ultimately claim 15 million lives and profoundly change the world forever.

Advance reservations required: Free for Bruce members,  $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.

March 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Film. The Great War: Part I (2018) PBS 

March 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Film. The Great War: Part II (2018) PBS 


April 9, 10:00 - 11:00 am. 

Monday Morning Lecture Series - Artist Vitaly Komar
From Soviet Laika to the American Eagle: My Experience as an Artist in Russia and in the West

Vitaly Komar is a Russian-born Conceptualist artist. His painting of Laika, the Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, is included in Hot Art in a Cold War. Komar and his former artist partner Melamid are the founders of Sots-art (socialist art), a critical, nonconformist, conceptual form of pop art, based on the appropriation and subversion of socialist realist iconography and street propaganda. Both artists took part in the notorious ‘Bulldozer Exhibition’ held in a vacant plot in Moscow’s Belyayevo in 1974, which showcased nonconformist art by Moscow avant-garde artists that was swiftly destroyed by the authorities with bulldozers and water cannons.

Advance registration required as seating is limited. Museum members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Museum galleries will be open for one hour following this lecture. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Thursday, April 12,  6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Evening Lecture by Ken Silver

Topic TBD.

Ken Silver is Professor of Art History at New York University and Adjunct Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum.

Advance registration required as seating is limited. Reception at 6 pm; talk 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Free for museum members and students (with valid ID); non-members $15. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Monday, April 16, 10:00 -11:00 am.

Monday Morning Lecture Series. America Calls: Mobilizing Artists During the Great War

Robin Jaffee Frank, Ph.D., organizer of the exhibition World War I Beyond the Trenches (New-York Historical Society, May- September 2017) and former Chief Curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2011-2016), will speak about the development of World War I propaganda posters and artists’ responses to “the war to end all wars.”

Advance registration required as seating is limited. Museum members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Museum galleries will be open for one hour following this lecture. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Monday, April 23, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Monday Morning Lecture Series:  Cold War Art Collection

Dr. Courtney Doucette, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College. This talk explores the material, political, and cultural challenges of collecting Soviet art during the Cold War. It will also suggest that exchange between Soviet artists and Western collections remained possible even when an Iron Curtain divided Europe and explore the ways in which the Cold War shaped Soviet unofficial art and collections through which we study it today.

Advance registration required as seating is limited. Museum members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Museum galleries will be open for one hour following this lecture. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Evening Lecture.  Technology as Decoy: The Subversive Abstraction of The Movement Collective

Dr. Jane Sharp, Associate Professor, Twentieth Century Art, Russian and Soviet Art, Soviet Nonconformist Art, Rutgers University. This lecture explores the quasi-scientific rhetoric of kinetic art in Russia during the 1960s, at the end of the Soviet Thaw era.

Advance registration required as seating is limited. Reception at 6 pm; talk 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Free for museum members and students (with valid ID); non-members $15. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Monday, May 7, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Monday Morning Lecture Series - Karen Shelby

Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor of Art History at Baruch College, City College of New York, will speak on a topic related the Hot Art in the Cold War exhibition. 

Advance registration required as seating is limited. Museum members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Museum galleries will be open for one hour following this lecture. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.


Saturday, May 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Bruce Museum Gala - Jewels of the Jungle

The thirty-first Bruce Museum Gala with the theme "Jewels of the Jungle" will be held at Greenwich Country Club. Formerly known as the Renaissance Ball, this annual benefit 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.

Reservations required. See Special Events for details.

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