Join us in transforming the Bruce Museum.
You can help us transform Fairfield County’s signature Art and Science Museum and the gateway to Greenwich, offering all of our visitors—from students and seniors, to children and families—the opportunity to encounter world-class art and unrivaled science exhibitions.
The Museum and its collections, of more than 20,000 objects, are resources owned by the Town of Greenwich and held in trust for the people of Greenwich by a separate, privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Bruce Museum, Inc. The Museum receives financial support from the Town of Greenwich for select maintenance and facilities expenditures. Bruce Museum, Inc. is responsible for all other ongoing operational and administrative costs. The New Bruce construction, renovation, and endowment project will be financed by private, corporate, and foundation support secured through the campaign’s fundraising efforts.
The New Bruce project—the first since a $4.3 million expansion in 1993–is already under way with expansion and improvements to the Museum’s parking lot completed in the fall of 2018. Phase two of construction will proceed on September 9, 2019, with the renovation of the current changing gallery spaces. These enhancements will be followed, in early 2020, by a complete renovation and reinvention of the permanent science galleries, which will occupy the existing building. Groundbreaking for the art wing is scheduled for July 2020. The Museum will remain open for almost the entire construction project.
When complete, this unprecedented initiative will expand the Museum from 30,000 to 70,000 square feet, adding state-of-the-art exhibition galleries for art and science, new education spaces, and a restaurant, auditorium, and meeting spaces that will make the Museum a vibrant center for the tri-state community.