Thank you Eversource

Thank you Blaskeslee Arpaia Chapman Inc.

Thank you Empire ECS Construction Management

Ella Monhian

Painting on the Walls

Gallery Happening: Drawing on the Gallery Walls Online Presentation

September 8, 2019 - January 9, 2020

Bruce Museum Invited the Community to Draw on the Gallery Walls

“Community engagement is what it’s all about. I’ve always felt that museums are not just about objects. They are about people and creating amazing experiences.”—Robert P. Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director


Bruce ConsTRUCKS and the public celebration of the Campaign for the New Bruce on September 8, provided a unique opportunity for the community to paint on the gallery walls.  “Allowing visitors to create was THE BEST,” a Museum guest definitively expressed.  Bruce Museum staff were awed by the collective creativity left on display. 

Bruce ConsTRUCKS, the spirited launch of the public phase of the Campaign for the New Bruce, attracted well over 1,000 Museum members and supporters from throughout the community on September 8. Thank you to all who attended and to our generous friends and neighbors for helping celebrate this momentous occasion! This fun afternoon of free, family-oriented activities included the rare chance to draw on the Museum's gallery walls before the start of renovation work. The event also served as an opportunity for Bruce staff and Campaign leaders to thank supporters of the New Bruce and invite the entire community to join these benefactors in reimagining the Bruce Museum. 

A special thank you to Bruce ConsTRUCKS Co-Chairs Felicity Kostakis, Cricket Lockhart, Julia Nusseibeh, and Candace Procaccini! And to our sponsors  Eversource, Blaskeslee Arpaia Chapman Inc., Amogerone Volunteer Fire Department, Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Empire ECS Construction Management, Glenville Volunteer Fire Department, Felicity Kostakis, Cricket and Jim Lockhart, McDermott Paint & Wallpaper, Inc., Julia and Jamal Nusseibeh, PepsiCo, Candace Procaccini, Rise Brewing Co., and Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes for their incredibly generous support. Thank you to our raffle donors Diane's Books and Smart Kids Toys.

To learn more about the campaign for the New Bruce, with details about the Museum’s new and expanded galleries for art and science exhibitions and enhanced spaces for hosting schoolchildren, families, and community groups, click here.

Bruce ConsTRUCKS event photos - Greenwich Magazine - Photographs: Marilyn Roos/Big Picture