Special Events

Jamie Creel

Rebecca de Ravenel

Molly Howard, Valerie Macaulay,
Meredith Melling

Markham Roberts

Pilar Viladas, Photo credit: Marvin Orellana

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Fifth Annual Art of Design Luncheon and Panel Discussion

The Bruce Museum's Fifth Annual Art of Design Luncheon and Panel Discussion will bring together celebrated industry leaders for an insightful discussion about how successful design is approached in today's complex, fast-paced, and ever-changing. world. Proceeds from the event will support the Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Co-Chairs of the 2018 Art of Design luncheon and panel discussion are 
Eva Maria Janerus, Karen Morstad, Betsey Ruprecht, and Judith Wertheimer.

This year's Panelists and Moderator:


Jamie Creel - Founder and Owner, Creel and Gow

Jamie Creel, avid traveler and collector, travels the world and sources one-of-a-kind objects for his gallery, Creel and Gow. Opened in 2012, it is a contemporary wunderkammer located on the Upper East Side, where one can purchase rare minerals, taxidermy, coral, silver shells, unusual decorative objects, and exotic accessories, all of which fill this veritable cabinet of curiosities. A native New Yorker, Jamie now splits his time between New York, Paris, Morocco, and the rest of the world.

Rebecca de Ravenel - Founder and Creative Director, Rebecca de Ravenel

Known across the globe's fashion runways and red carpets for her colorful, playful Les Bonbon earrings, Bahamas-born designer Rebecca de Ravenel is making her first foray into the ready-to-wear world with her Spring '18 collection.

Molly Howard, Valerie Macaulay, Meredith Melling - Co-Founders, La Ligne

Former Vogue trendsetters Meredith Melling and Valerie Macaulay and Molly Howard, former head of Business Development at rag & bone, are the masterminds behind La Ligne, a direct-to-consumer womenswear line. Launched in April 2016, the minimalistic new brand is all about stripes and lines and so much more. 

Markham Roberts - President, Markham Roberts Inc.

Called "a master of timeless American style" by Vogue, Markham Roberts has earned the reputation as one of the top decorators of his generation. Since opening his eponymous firm in 1997, Markham and his work have been featured in Architectural Digest, Cabana, Domino, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Southern Accents, Town & Country, Veranda, Vogue and The New York Times. His monograph, Decorating: The Way I See It, published by The Vendome Press, showcases his thoughtful, tailored, and refreshing approach to decorating and is widely praised as an essential design tome.

Pilar Viladas (Moderator)

Pilar Viladas writes about architecture and design. She has been an editor at Progressive Architecture and HG magazines and is the former design editor for T, The New York Times Style Magazine. She has recently contributed to magazines that include Architectural Digest, W, 1stdibs Introspective, and Surface. She is the author of three books, and has recently contributed to others, including Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp, and Ward Bennett, a book on the late American designer's work that was published in November by Phaidon. 

The Bruce Museum is grateful for the support of J.P. Morgan, Green of Greenwich, Horseneck Wines and Liquors, and The Antique and Artisan Gallery in Stamford. The event organizers also thank Moffly Media for media sponsorship.



To learn more, contact bconelias@brucemuseum.org


Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

An Evening with Corey Flintoff at the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum will host Corey Flintoff, former Moscow correspondent for NPR, at the Museum on Thursday, March 8, from 6 to 8 pm for a timely and topical discussion about current U.S.-Russian relations and how past events – from the October Revolution of 1917 to the end of the Cold War to the 2016 U.S. elections – continue to shape the public perceptions and official policies today. 

Joining Mr. Flintoff in the conversation is Dr. Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum and co-curator of the museum’s provocative new exhibition Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow the discussion.

 Admission to “An Evening with Corey Flintoff” is $35 per person and includes a wine and cheese reception at 6 pm. Guests are encouraged to tour the exhibition before the program begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased online at brucemuseum.org; click on Reservations. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibition and educational programs.



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

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.

Gala Co-Chairs: Katie Fong Biglin, Kim Kassin, Shelly Tretter Lynch  

Honorary Chair: Avril Graham, Executive Fashion & Beauty Editor, Harper’s Bazaar

Reservations required.