iCreate 2020 Exhibition of High School Artists Now on View

Above: Ryan Boyle, Greens Farms Academy, Grade 12, My Grandpa’s Pharmacy, Copic Marker.

The Bruce Museum is pleased to present the art of high school students throughout Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York in the iCreate 2020 exhibition. This annual juried competition is in its 11th consecutive year and features 55 works of fine art selected from 850 submissions, collected from 123 high schools across the region. 

This exhibition highlights an array of works infused with the creative spirit and impactful voices of budding young artists. iCreate serves as an outlet for these emerging artists, amplifying the scope of their pieces’ influence and providing the community a glimpse into local artistic potential. The works are of diverse mediums and explore different themes ranging from critiques of traditional social constructs, to playful portraits, to statements regarding race, identity, and animal welfare.

On Saturday, June 27, we welcomed the reopening of the Bruce Museum after three months of COVID-19 isolation, presented the 11th year of iCreate, and revealed the eight honorees who will be awarded prizes, ranging from $100 to $500, and two Berkley One Awards.

A People’s Choice Award will be determined with public input and will be announced on August 2, 2020. In order to have a voice in the voting process, make sure to view the participating artists’ video in the online exhibition at brucemuseum.org. Please cast your vote by email to youthatbruce@gmail.com by 5:00 pm, July 31, 2020.

The Bruce Museum is grateful for exhibition support from the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Berkley One, a W.R. Berkley Company, the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Susan and Bill Mahoney, and Heidi Brake Smith and Scott M. Smith.

Admission to the Bruce Museum beginning June 27 will be by advance reservation, with timed ticketing to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors and staff. Admission will be free to all visitors upon the Museum’s reopening to the public.

The following hours of operation and admission policy will be in effect starting June 27 until further notice:

9:30 – 10:30 am, Tuesday through Sunday: The Museum is open only to self-selected individuals over the age of 65 or who are immunocompromised.

10:30 – 11:30 am, Tuesday through Sunday: The Bruce is pleased to welcome Museum members only for one hour of special access.

All remaining Museum hours are unchanged. To reserve a timed ticket to visit the Bruce Museum, visit this page at brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.

For more images or information about iCreate, contact Mary Ann Lendenmann at mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org.