The Bruce Museum, a community based world-class institution, has embarked on an exciting and transformative $60 million capital expansion. The New Bruce Campaign will double the size of the existing Museum, add state-of-the-art exhibition, education and community spaces, and enhance the art and science collections and storage areas. The Campaign includes $45 million for design and construction and, to ensure sustainability, $15 million of added support to the Museum’s Endowment. Filled with works spanning time and the globe, the New Bruce will offer discerning viewers, as well as casual culture seekers, an opportunity to immerse themselves in the enjoyment of art and science in spaces designed for discovery and reflection.


I am considering the Bruce at the level of the Met…the two institutions are devoted essentially to the same thing: excellence in the execution of their responsibilities.
— PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO Former Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Bruce Reimagined

New Bruce Facade at night

New Bruce Facade at night

The Bruce Museum has embarked on a transformative capital expansion and renovation project.

Museum Leadership

Robert Wolterstorff,  Susan E. Lynch Executive Director and CEO

Robert Wolterstorff, Susan E. Lynch Executive Director and CEO

Expanded galleries for art and science exhibitions and enhanced spaces for hosting schoolchildren, families, and community groups. 

Campaign Milestones

permanent art gallery

permanent art gallery

The New Bruce construction, renovation, and endowment project will be financed by private, corporate, and foundation support secured through the campaign’s fundraising efforts.

I can’t tell you how important museums like the Bruce are in supplying an objective place to show prevailing ideas and trends. They enable individuals to look and to understand. And it is crucial to support them.
For over 100 years, the Bruce has been a beacon of culture for our community–enriching life through art and science. The stunning new Bruce creates a cutting-edge museum experience and destination that strongly connects our tradition and past to a vision of the future.
— ROBERT H. LAWRENCE JR., PHD Scientist, Chair of the New Bruce Building Committee
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Ways to Give

Join us in transforming the Bruce Museum and explore how you can become a part of this exciting community effort.