Stay Connected with Bruce Museum at Home
During these challenging times, while our physical doors are closed, stay connected and engaged with the Bruce Museum at Home.
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:
Museum educators are creating weekly STEAM activities for families with children at home, starting with this fun online lesson about Sinking and Floating.
- Digital Weekends with the Bruce Museum:
Last weekend we launched an engaging online tutorial from teaching artist Grayson Kennedy about drawing with one-point perspective; click here for the lesson summary. Keep an eye out for next week’s lesson, which will give learners a chance to test their boat building skills. Digital Weekends tutorials may be found on this web page.
- Collection Favorites:
Museum staff are sharing their thoughts, historical detail and fun facts about their favorite objects from the Bruce Museum Collection. Find these brief postings on facebook, instagram, and twitter. The series can also be found on this page on our website.
- Exhibition Favorites:
In this online series, which debuted Sunday on instagram, 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.
- 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.
The Bruce Museum looks forward to engaging you now at this difficult time, and to welcoming you back at the Museum very soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-863-5653.
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:
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!