Special Events

Bruce Gala, Saturday, May 9, 2020.

For over 30 years, the Bruce Museum Gala has been a highly anticipated spring event that generates a significant percentage of the Museum’s annual budget. We were so looking forward to celebrating the 33rd Gala with you, our loyal supporters, tomorrow evening. Though the event was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we want to remind you of the significant role the Bruce Museum plays in the lives of over 80,000 visitors annually.

Please click below to see a brief video that expresses our commitment to you and to the Museum. We invite you to join us in making a contribution in support of the Bruce Museum, and that you will consider a fully-deductible gift in the amount you would have donated if the Gala were able to proceed.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has already given deeply of time and treasure in support of the Bruce through the Gala. The canceling of the Bruce’s major spring benefit has had a huge impact on the Museum’s operating budget. Thank you very much for joining us now in support of the Bruce during what should have been a weekend to celebrate what the Museum does for the community.

Past Chairman of the Board and long-standing benefactors Bob Lawrence, and his wife, Gale, have already stepped up and pledged $15,000 towards this effort! They encourage you to join them in support of the Bruce now, when it means so much. Your gift – of any amount – will be so greatly appreciated.

Please contact Melissa Levin, Special Events Manager, at 203-413-6761 or mlevin@brucemuseum.org to make a donation via phone or with any questions.

We are thinking of you and your families during these challenging times and looking forward to coming together again to celebrate our Museum community when safe. The Bruce is here for you today and will be here for you tomorrow! While our physical doors are closed, stay connected and engaged via Bruce Goes Digital.

Together we look forward to better days ahead. Thank you again for your generosity.

With gratitude,


Caitlin Davis, Asya Geller, and Layla Lisiewski

Bruce volunteers and Co-Chairs of the May 2020 Gala