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

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Community engagement is what it’s all about. I’ve always felt that museums are not just about objects. They are about people and creating amazing experiences.

Robert P. Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director


For over a century the Bruce Museum has delighted and challenged its visitors by presenting exceptional examples of the ways in which art and science intersect. Though it may have been ahead of its time when it was conceived by Robert Bruce and bequeathed to the Town of Greenwich in 1908, the Museum now finds itself at the heart of contemporary efforts to bring together art and science, technology and creativity, so that they cross-fertilize, blend, and even fuse.

Robert Wolterstorff, who in June 1, 2019 became the Museum’s new The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director, says, “What a thrill to step into the Museum at such an auspicious moment!


People just LOVE the Bruce Museum! I hear that constantly. People volunteer that, without prompting, when I meet them for the first time. They love its friendliness. Its particular character. The fact that it is both local and world-class. And that it’s a museum of Art + Science.

Robert P. Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director

Robert P. Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director


THE NEW BRUCE

The New Bruce will be bigger and better — but it’s not going to lose its distinctive character. The Campaign for the New Bruce will double the size of the building and provide more space for all four components of our mission: Art, Science, Education, and Community. The New Bruce will be a vital center where you engage with art and science, see a film, discuss contemporary issues, meet a friend for lunch, and make new friends. A place to engage ideas and community in beautiful new spaces.

ART, SCIENCE, AND EDUCATION

The new William L. Richter Art Wing means that we will have vastly more space for art — and vastly more space for science and education too, because the entire current building will be given over to an expanded Science Wing and to a gorgeous renovated and expanded Education Wing. For the first time ever, the Richter Wing will provide space for the museum’s permanent art collection. We will focus on the art of the 19th century to the present, with particular emphasis on building a strong collection of Modern and Contemporary Art that will make us more engaged in issues that concern you today. Local collectors have already expressed interest in donating entire collections to the Museum. This will serve regular visitors and our lively Education Programs, because you can count on visiting masterworks again and again, until they become old friends. At the same time, expanded special exhibition galleries will allow us to continue our program of world-class exhibitions that serve visitors from Fairfield and Westchester Counties and New York City.

NATURE AND COMMUNITY

Finally, the Richter Wing also provides community spaces and embeds the Museum in Bruce Park Nature and Community as never before. The new main entrance will face Museum Drive, and the community spaces of the ground floor, entered from the park, will be free all the time. We’ll have on-site dining for the first time ever, an expanded Lecture Hall, a larger Museum Store, and a Conference Room. The delicate, striated masonry face of the building will emerge from the hillside, and tie it visually to the stone outcrops of the park. Winding tree-lined paths and a sculpture garden will enliven the park landscape. The New Bruce will be embedded in Nature and the Community as never before.

A PLACE WHERE YOU CONNECT

All this will make the Bruce a lively center for the greater Community, where you engage with art, encounter natural history, see a film, discuss contemporary topics, meet your friends, and make new friends. The New Bruce is a place where you will connect with art, science, and the community. Thanks to our many friends, we are already 80% to the goal of $45 million needed to build the New Bruce. We still need your help to get to the goal. I’m excited about the future of the Bruce Museum! This place we love is getting even better.

Robert P. Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director

 
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James B. Lockhart III, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees

“The core of the Museum is education,” notes Jim Lockhart, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, “because that’s where we’re really helping the community, not just Greenwich, but Westchester, all of Fairfield County, and New York City, too. We have about 25,000 kids come through a year. We’re hoping to double that with a much expanded education area.”

 
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Board of Trustees 2019-2020

Aundrea B. Amine

Sue Moretti Bodson

Allison Brant

Thomas J. Byrne

Patricia W. Chadwick

Maryann Keller Chai

William Deutsch

Vicki Netter Fitzgerald

Ellen A. Flanagan

Rebecca Gillan

Lucile M. Glasebrook

Sachiko T. Goodman

Tracy Bishop Holton

John Ippolito

Michael A. Kovner

Pamela M. Lawrence

Kamie Lightburn

James B. Lockhart III

Susan E. Lynch

Simone McEntire

Kathleen L. Metinko

Deanna M. Mulligan

Julia Balaeskoul Nusseibeh

Jill Oberlander

Candace Procaccini

Charles M. Royce

Laurie Rubin

Betsey Ruprecht

Deborah Simon

Heidi Brake Smith

Judith K. Stein, MD

Peter J. Tesei

Ann Pappajohn Vassiliou

Jacqueline Adler Walker

Sue Ann Weinberg

Robert Wolterstorff

Martha R. Zoubek

Honorary Trustees

Steven and Alexandra Cohen

Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr.

Pam and Bob Goergen

Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger

Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.

Barbara Netter

Thomas Peterffy

William L. Richter

Leah and Robert Rukeyser

Edith and Roy Simpson

Malcolm Hewitt Wiener

Robert R. Wiener                                                              


The New Bruce Campaign Committee

Committee Co-Chairs

John Ippolito     Susan V. Mahoney  Heidi Brake Smith 

Committee

Frederic H. Brooks

Patricia W. Chadwick

Maryann Keller Chai 

William Deutsch

Nancy A. Duffy 

Kathy Epstein

Rebecca Gillan 

Robert B. Goergen  

Sachiko Goodman 

Mirella Hajjar 

Tracy Holton 

Karen Keegan 

Jan Rogers Kniffen 

Arianne F. Kolb

Olivia Langston 

Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. 

Cricket Lockhart

James B. Lockhart, III 

Deborah Simon  




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