Bruce Museum to Honor Art World Luminaries at Tenth Icon Awards in the Arts, November 29

Image: Petah Coyne portrait by Kathy Grove, Image: Herbert Lust by Barbara Leon

The Bruce Museum’s Icon Awards in the Arts recognizes the contributions of distinguished figures in the art world who enrich the cultural life of our community. This year’s ceremony, taking place at the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich on Thursday, November 29, will honor the following individuals in three categories:

 Petah Coyne

Art Historian
Kenneth E. Silver

Collectors/Patrons of the Arts
Herbert Lust
Ann and RJ Vassiliou

Hailed as one of the favorite Museum events of the year, the Icon Awards will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion and awards presentation at 6:30 pm and dinner with the honorees at 7:30 pm.

The subject of the panel discussion among the honorees is “Creating, Curating and Collecting: The Art Market Today.” The moderator is Evan Beard, National Art Services Executive, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Based in New York City, Evan leads the bank’s outreach to private and institutional art collectors, investors, and artists nationwide.

The Icon Awards in the Arts is supported by a Benefit Committee composed of more than 50 advocates of the Bruce Museum and arts and culture in Greenwich and the greater community. The Committee is led by Peter C. Sutton, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director of the Bruce Museum. The organizers are grateful for the support of US Trust, sponsor of the Tenth Icon Awards in the Arts. Additional support provided by Gale and Bob Lawrence. The media sponsor is Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media.

“US Trust is proud to offer their support to the Bruce Museum for the Icon Awards,” says Robert Pizzella, Managing Director and Market Executive at US Trust for Fairfield County. “Their work in the community has been outstanding in reaching all generations of society.” 

For more information about the Icon Awards or to receive an invitation, please contact Brooke Amico, Special Events Manager, at 203-413-6761 or Reservations for the cocktail reception, panel discussion, and awards ceremony, as well as the dinner that follows, may also be made at