March Events at the Bruce Museum

Don't miss the Eggs-hibition: unscrambling this history of the egg



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Grab the kids or a friend and check out the events this month at the Bruce Museum.

Saturday, March 2. Avant-Garde Persuasion: The Photographs of Harold Haliday Costain. New exhibition opens featuring industrial, architectural, and still-life black-and-white photographs.

Sunday, March 3, 9:00 – 11:00 am. First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park.
Meet at the concession stand. Bring binoculars. Held in collaboration with Bruce Museum, Wild Wings, and Audubon Greenwich. For information, call (Monday Friday) 203-413-6756.

Sunday, March 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Dana Buckley: Living Desert.
In conjunction with the exhibition Extreme Habitats: Living Desert Dry, the Bruce Museum hosts award-winning photographer Dana Buckley discussing her second book of fine art photography, Dana Buckley: Living Desert. In Living Desert, Buckley captures the brilliance of plant life that has thrived in the most rugged conditions, from the rare to the everyday. Dana will discuss her work and sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. This program is free with Museum admission and suitable for all ages and abilities.

Wednesday, March 6, 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Look and See: Creatures of the Seas.
A program especially designed for children ages 35 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your names and event date to info@brucemuseum.org.

Thursday, March 7, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Art of Design Benefit Luncheon and Panel Discussion.
Please join us at Art of Design, an inaugural benefit luncheon and panel discussion exploring the intersection of art and design and the ways in which technological advancements impact design. Why do some products stop us in our tracks while others remain unnoticed? Why do some products attain icon status while others fade into obscurity? What are the crucial ingredients of design innovation? Where is design headed in the next 50 years? Learn the answers to these questions and more in a lively, inspiring and enlightening discussion moderated by Cristin Marandino, editor of Greenwich Magazine. Co-Chairs Gretchen Bylow, Judith Wertheimer, Irene Zelinsky along with Advisory Chair Alyssa Keleshian Bonomo have secured several engaging and prominent panelists from fields such as fashion, jewelry design, luxury goods, furniture design, and high-end automobile design. The event takes place at the Greenwich Country Club and benefits Bruce Museum programs and exhibitions. For information or to receive an invitation, please contact Jen Bernstein at 203-413-6761 or jbernstein@brucemuseum.org.

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 pm. Lecture Series: Dinosaur Discoveries.Dinosaurs Among Us.”
Mark A. Norell, PhD, Chairman of Paleontology and Curator of Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, will retrace the steps of how scientists in the 1890s first pondered the idea that dinosaurs were closely related to birds, the hundred year debate that followed, and the systematic discovery of dinosaurs with bird like characteristics, including feathered dinosaurs. Free to members; $5 at the door for non-members. Reservations are strongly recommended; call the Museum at 203-413-6740 or email event date, your name and number of guests to info@brucemuseum.org. Museum galleries open at 6:00 pm. Lecture begins at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, March 10, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Diane W. Darst Family Art Appreciation Day: “Learning to Look®” at Animal Paintings.
This program is designed especially for families and children to foster appreciation and understanding of art related to current Museum exhibitions and based on the Learning to Look® curriculum developed by Diane W. Darst and Sue Ann Massey Williamson. Today’s program will be presented in conjunction with the Bruce Museum exhibition Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff. The lessons, presented by Learning to Look® instructor Alice Scovell at 1:15 and repeated at 2:15 pm, will focus on techniques that artists utilize to depict water and animals in paintings. There will be painting activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free with Museum admission, are fully accessible and suitable for people of all abilities and ages. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your name and event date to info@brucemuseum.org.

Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm. Bruce Museum Movie Night.
The Cardboard Bernini – A film that examines the life and work of artist James Grashow as he spends four years building a giant cardboard fountain, with the intention of putting it outside to dissolve. Inspired by the baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and propelled by a crucial event documented in the film, Grashow is driven to experience the process of creation and loss by making an extraordinary artwork that will be destroyed in the end. This film follows Grashow’s journey, as he questions life's fragility and the artistic process. The evening will feature a VIP Reception and Q&A with James Grashow and producer/director Olympia Stone. Held in partnership with Connecticut Film Festival and Some Things Fishy Catering. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. $35 in advance / $40 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, go to the Bruce Museum website.

Saturday, March 23. Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History. This new exhibition will delight visitors with an array of eggs. From food to children’s fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts to artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them.

Sunday, March 31. Easter. Bruce Museum is closed.

The Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 869- 0376
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM- 5 PM, closes Mondays and major holidays
Admission: $7 for adults, $6 for students up to 22 years, $6 for seniors and free for members and children under 5 years
Individual admission is free on Tuesday.
Free on-site parking is available and the Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

 
 

 

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