Bruce Goes Digital

March 30, 2020 -

During these challenging times, while our physical doors are closed, stay connected and engaged with the Bruce Museum at Home.

Virtual Tours/Digital Exhibitions 

On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK—the National Gallery of Denmark


Under the Skin Virtual Exhibit Tour

On this site, you can explore the objects and visualizations displayed in the physical exhibition along with bonus content and links to help explore more deeply. 


An online exhibition —HOUSE ON THE HILL: The Changing Face of the Bruce Museum


An online exhition - iCreate - Fine art from high school students throughout New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.


The 2020 festival dates were set for May 16 and 17, but in light of the development of the COVID-19 pandemic we had to cancel this year’s show. The health and safety of you, your families, our community, and our artists is our primary concern during this challenging global health emergency.

Instead, we invite you here and now to take a virtual stroll through the 2020 crafts festival and feel uplifted by what you see. You will also find links to the artists’ websites to view more work and to shop.

Thank you for visiting and please enjoy!


Adult Offerings 

Bruce Museum Presents At Home with Dr. Louise Flax - Art Demo

These classes will introduce you to new ways of looking at your artistic practice and add to your art arsenal, without requiring specialized materials. Watch for new lessons every other Monday, at brucemuseum.org. If you have any questions please contact Manager of School and Community Programs, Corinne Flax, at cflax@brucemuseum.org.

View more online At Home Art With Dr. Louise Flax videos here.


  • Collection Favorites: 

Museum staff are sharing their thoughts, historical detail and context fun facts; about their favorite objects from the Bruce Museum Collection. Find these brief postings on facebookinstagram, and twitter. The series can also be found on this page on our website. - Online here.

  • Exhibition Favorites:

In this online series on instagram, which debuted on Sunday, staff and Museum docents revisit past exhibitions and explore what made them so memorable. Docent Becky Gillan starts us off with a fond look back at the popular annual iCreate exhibition of emerging high school student artists. iCreate 2019

  • Need a little Bruce Museum right this very minute? Below is a list of Bruce Museum offerings that you can access from home:

Pre-recorded lectures available here. - YouTube Online here, and Vimeo Online here.

Bruce Happy Hour with the Curator

Access to highlights of the Bruce Museum permanent collection here.

Blogs from our Science Department connecting our exhibitions to recent discoveries and insights from the field here. - Storage Room No. 2

Resources for Older Museum Members

For our older Museum members, we want to make sure you are aware of CONNECTT, a service launched by the Town’s Commission on Aging, the Greenwich Senior Center, and the staff of Greenwich Country Day School, “Connecting Our Neighbors: Naturally Enhancing Community Through Technology.”

CONNECTT offers both opportunities for participation in activities and classes, and the ability to enjoy regular/daily telephone chats all from the comfort of your own home. To get a daily phone call from a friendly volunteer or family who has been assigned to you and just wants to know that you are OK, every day, please email cpg@gcds.net or call 203-863-5653.


Family Programs

These new online programs will offer the same commitment to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science as all of the Museum’s regular programs and events. Some of the features now available online include:

Bruce at Home Family Activities:

Last weekend we launched an engaging online tutorial from teaching artist Grayson Kennedy about drawing with one-point perspective.  

A Lesson in 1-pt perspective -        

All Lessons -  Click Here


Audio Tours:

Re-visit a past popular exhibition, Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past, through this mobile website. This gives you a chance to learn about the amazing creatures of Madagascar.


K-12 Learning

 

  • Lesson Plan for House on The Hill

The virtual exhibition is complemented by a Bruce at Home activity for young learners. Click here for this engaging lesson in how to conduct historical research.

                         


Wild Wednesdays 

Lesson Plan

Click here for Bird Notes Page

Bird coloring page click here

Do you have an idea for a digital offering you’d like to see or utilize? Contact Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Corinne Flax, to see what may be available.‌  ‌


At Home STEAM Activities From the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum is closed to the public to help combat the spread of coronavirus in our community and beyond.  During this time, Manager of School and Community Programs, Corinne Flax has created weekly STEAM activities for families with children at home.

These weekly activities will focus on basic STEAM concepts. Learners will get the chance to design, test, modify, experiment, hypothesize and much more. 

Do you have an idea for a digital offering you’d like to see or utilize? Contact Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Corinne Flax, to see what may be available.‌  ‌


Pre-K

  • Digital Bruce Beginnings

This program, for children ages 3 through 5 and their caregivers, will be led by a museum educator and include a discussion of one of the Museum's online exhibitions, a related story book, and suggestions of interactive activities adults and kids can do together. Enjoy! 

Colorful Chameleons


Additional Online resources for Families and Others from Bruce Contemporaries

Bruce Contemporaries is a dynamic group of art and science enthusiasts who are among our most active and engaged members. As we’re all home and looking for fun things to do, Bruce Contemporaries want to share some interesting art and science-related links and activities they have found for you! 

Art activities and education to do with the kids:

Parrish Art Museum Home Art Studios

MoMA Learning Curve

Bass Art Camp

Van Gogh Coloring Pages

New York Botanical Garden “Color our Collection”

Top 10 Favorite Art Activities via ArtfulParent.com

Museums and galleries around the world are providing virtual tours, exhibitions and programming online:

American Museum of Natural History, New York

British Museum, London

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Louvre, Paris

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

MoMA, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Google Arts & Culture Collections: including many of the above museums, Google has teamed up with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to bring virtual tours online 

Zoos are featuring some fun content, including live webcam viewings of pandas, penguins and beluga whales: 

San Diego Zoo 

Cincinnati Zoo

Georgia Aquarium 

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

We hope these resources from the Bruce and other great institutions help to keep you connected to the worlds of art and science during this time. Now more than ever we are thankful for the support of our community of members. We look forward to seeing you all soon!