Special Events

Elizabeth King (Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King) with Olympia Stone.

Alexis Rockman, The Farm

Bruce Museum Presents—Thought Leaders in the Fields of Art and Science

Bruce Museum Presents—Thought Leaders in the Fields of Art and Science is a pilot program designed to attract and present major and emerging individuals, on compelling subjects of relevance and interest, to the visitors and patrons of the Bruce Museum community and to the greater town of Greenwich. It is a significant complement to our exhibits and public programming in support of our mission: to promote the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people.

October 3

From the Bottom of the World: The Art and Science of Antarctica

Presented in cooperation with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, From the Bottom of the World: The Art and Science of Antarctica will convene experts in the art and science of this unique and fragile continent. Two research scientists from Lamont-Doherty, Jonny Kingslake and Kirsty Tinto, will reveal their startling new findings.

As part of The Art and Science of Antarctica, we will welcome to the Bruce—live, via Skype—Dr. Kim S. Bernard, associate professor of biological oceanography from Oregon State University, now based at Palmer Station in Antarctica. During this 15-minute live interview, she will answer questions from the audience about her research and her experience on the ice. The Bruce is grateful to the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs for their assistance in arranging this extraordinary opportunity to hear directly from an on-the-ground expert on the state of the ocean at the bottom of the world.

Leonard Jacobs moderates this timely intersectional conversation.

Bruce Museum Presents is supported by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Special thanks to Paulaner USA for supporting our public programs and special events. The evening’s sponsors are Crystal Cruises and Largay Travel, which specialize in expedition voyages. The Bruce is grateful to the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs for their assistance in arranging this extraordinary opportunity to hear directly from an on-the-ground expert on the state of the ocean at the bottom of the world.

November 7:

Rewind/Fast-Forward: Celebrating the Artist Documentaries of Olympia Stone

Film producer-director Olympia Stone’s first documentary, The Collector, explored the five-decade career of her father, famed NYC gallery owner and art collector Allan Stone. Since then, her award-winning films continue to probe the motivations and personal histories of eclectic artists as a way of providing insight into their work. Join Olympia Stone and, in person, two of her subjects—James Grashow (The Cardboard Bernini) and Elizabeth King (Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King)—for a one-night-only retrospective of these astonishing and illuminating films, and their maker.

December 5:

Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman

Among current American artists profoundly motivated by nature and its future—from the specter of climate change to the implications of genetic engineering—Alexis Rockman holds a high place of honor. For more than 30 years the NYC-based Rockman has exhibited his work, which uses the language of natural history to examine our relationship to it as a culture; his deeply stirring, often symbolic images of a dystopian, onrushing century are remarkable statements of both art and politics. Join us for a night of eye-popping discussion and debate featuring the artist and a specially curated panel of thought leaders.

 


Save the Dates

Night at the Museum will be Friday, Feb 7, 2020 (snow date Feb 8th)

Bruce Gala, Saturday, May 9, 2020.