Special Events

32nd Bruce Museum Gala Co-Chairs Amanda Armstrong Wilson, Olivia Langston, Erin Glasebrook

The 2018 Gala. Photos by Kyle Norton/Moffly Media's Big Picture

The 2018 Gala. Photos by Kyle Norton/Moffly Media's Big Picture

The 2018 Icon Awards in the Arts


Thursday, June 6, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 pm


Art of Design Luncheon, Fashion-Focused Conversation & Fashion Show


Founded in 2014 as a forum to provide fresh insight into the ever-evolving intersection of art and design, this year’s Art of Design luncheon unites American Fashion Designer Dennis Basso in a fashion-focused conversation with his friend Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief of Town & Country magazine. Held at Greenwich Country Club, the luncheon will also feature a fashion show, with music provided by noted local DJ April Larken.

“Art of Design is always a day that inspires,” says Felicity Kostakis, who, along with Kamie Lightburn, is Co-Chair of this year’s luncheon. “What makes this year’s luncheon extra special is that in addition to hearing a fashion-focused conversation between these two friends – we get to see Dennis’ latest designs come to life on the runway. It will be marvelous!”

Helping the Co-Chairs organize the 2019 Art of Design luncheon and conversation is an active and engaged Committee of 79 members from Greenwich, surrounding communities, and New York City. The Bruce Museum is grateful for the support of Green of Greenwich and Horseneck Wine & Spirits, as well as Lancôme and Betteridge for their exclusive raffle items. The event organizers also thank Moffly Media/Greenwich magazine for media sponsorship.

Advance registration is required for the Art of Design Luncheon and Fashion-Focused Conversation benefit event at Greenwich Country Club on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 12 – 2 pm. For tickets and further information, please click “Reservations,” or contact Dawn Handwerker at dhandwerker@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6761.





Bruce Museum Gala

An Evening in the Enchanted Garden, will take place at 6 pm on Saturday, May 11, at Greenwich Country Club. The most important fundraiser of the year for the Museum, this signature benefit evening raises critical funds that support the Bruce’s ongoing art and science exhibitions and educational programs.

The 32nd Bruce Museum Gala will honor Mr. and Mrs. William Fitzgerald, Tanya and Michael Grunberg, Jan Rogers Kniffen and Kathleen L. Metinko, and Barbara Netter for their deep commitment to the Bruce, their leadership, and spirited generosity. Taking place on Saturday, May 11, at Greenwich Country Club, An Evening in the Enchanted Garden promises to be a special evening in support of the Bruce and all exhibitions and programs.

Leading this year’s Gala are Co-Chairs Erin Glasebrook, Olivia Langston, and Amanda Armstrong Wilson, along with their active Committee members. The festivities will include a silent and live auction, including works of art, exotic travel, and other unique experiences.

The Bruce Museum Gala is a creative black-tie event that features cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, a silent art auction, and dancing to the sounds of the popular NYC-based “On the Move” entertainment. Renny & Reed and Sebass Events & Entertainment, which conceived the eye-catching décor for last year’s Jewels of the Jungle themed Gala, will return to create An Evening in the Enchanted Garden

Support for the Gala is generously provided by

Amica Insurance, Horseneck Wine & Spirits, Rolls-Royce Greenwich, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

For more information or to receive an invitation to our 2019 Gala, please contact Dawn Handwerker; dhandwerker@brucemuseum.org, or 203-413-6761.






Icon Awards in the Arts



Tenth Bruce Museum Icon Awards in the Arts

The Tenth Bruce Museum Icon Awards in the Arts was held on November 29th, 2018, with an enlightening panel discussion, cocktail reception, and awards ceremony honoring those whose dedication to the arts enriches the cultural life of our community.


ARTIST: Petah Coyne

ART HISTORIAN: Kenneth E. Silver

COLLECTORS/PATRONS OF THE ARTS: Herbert Lust; Ann and RJ Vassiliou

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Creating, Curating and Collecting: The Art Market Today”

MODERATOR: Evan Beard, National Art Services Executive, U.S. Trust

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