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May - June 2008 Public Programs for the Bruce Museum by pp00pp

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									Contact: Mike Horyczun                                              For Immediate Release
Director of Public Relations                                               April 25, 2008
(203) 869-6786, ext. 330



               Bruce Museum Calendar of Events
                                May 2008 – June 2008
                                      Bruce Museum
                               1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

May 2008
Every Friday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Museum Exhibition Tours. Free with Museum admission. No
reservations necessary.

Sat., May 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission to the Bruce Museum to all. To salute the
Greenwich Arts Council and Art to the Avenue, the Museum offers free admission to the public.

Sun., May 4, 9 a.m. “First Sunday” Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. All levels. Bring binoculars.
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Meet at 2 concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. Park pass required for entry. Held in
collaboration with Wild Wings, Bruce Museum and Audubon Greenwich. For information, call
Cynthia Ehlinger at (203) 869-6786, ext 304.

Mon., May 5 and 19, 10 a.m. Mon. Art History Lecture Series: American Printmaking.
Co-sponsored by the Bush-Holley Historic Site (BHHS). Last two lectures in a series of four
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presented in conjunction with the exhibitions 20 Century Prints from the Bruce Museum’s
Collection (Bruce Museum) and Connecticut Scenes and Artist Printmakers from the Collection of
Dave and Reba Williams (BHHS). Lectures begin promptly at 10 a.m.
Due to the popularity of these lectures, advance reservations and payment are strongly
recommended. Each lecture is $10 for Bruce Museum/Bush-Holley members, $12 non-members.
Send check or credit card # with expiration date to Bruce Museum Monday Lectures, 1 Museum
Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Please specify dates and include your phone number.
May 5: Childe Hassam as Printmaker, Elizabeth Barker, Director and Chief Curator at the
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College.
May 19: Alexander Calder as Printmaker, Jodi Roberts, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University.

Mon., May 5, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Childe Hassam at the Bush-Holley Historic Site.
39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. Immediately following the Bruce Museum lecture on May 5, the
Bush-Holley Historic Site hosts an open house featuring Hassam’s etchings on view in the Bush-
Holley House, tours of the print exhibition, and a box luncheon available in the Barn. To take
advantage of this unique opportunity, call the BHHS at (203) 869-6899. Tours and box lunch at
12 noon $15; tours only of Bush-Holley House at 12:30 p.m. $7.

Wed., May 7, 7:30 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich Lecture. “Planetary Imaging 101:
Saturn” by Rick Bria. Free monthly meeting at the Museum. Call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338, for
information.

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Thurs., May 8, 10:30 a.m. Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle Lecture and Luncheon. “The
Chinese Renaissance: A New Look at Sources of Inspiration for Ceramics of the Song (960-
1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) Dynasties.” Robert Mowry, The Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese
Art at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, lectures at the Museum. Luncheon to
follow at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club. For tickets and information, call (203) 323-8354 or email
ceramiccircle@optonline.net.

NEW EXHIBITION!
Sat., May 10 – Sun., Sept. 7, 2008
Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker
The Bruce Museum is assembling an exhibition of rarely seen Old Master and other paintings
drawn from the collection of Jacques Goudstikker, who was the preeminent dealer of Old Master
paintings in Amsterdam prior to World War II. Tragically, he died in an accident while escaping
the Nazi invasion. Only recently have his heirs been able to reclaim from the Dutch government
200 of the approximately 1,400 works of art that he was forced to leave behind at his gallery and
that were subsequently looted by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring. Approximately forty of the
finest works have been selected for an international touring exhibition that will showcase the
discerning eye of Jacques Goudstikker and emphasize the importance of both the artworks and
their historic restitution to the family. In 2009, the exhibition will travel to The Jewish Museum in
New York, NY. Additional venues may be announced. In Greenwich, the exhibition is supported by
LexisNexis Group; U.S Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce
Exhibition Fund; the Seiden-Luke Fund for Exhibitions and Publications; The David T. Langrock Foundation; Malcolm
Hewitt Wiener Foundation; and a Committee of Honor under the chairmanship of Connie and Tom Clephane and Virginia
and Juan Meyer. The exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tues., May 13, 9 - 11 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the Bowman
Observatory. Located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, 180 East Elm Street,
northeast of the Milbank/Elm St. rotary, the observatory is open to the public free of charge
(weather permitting). For more information call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338.

Wed., May 14, 7:30 p.m. Lecture. Thieves of Baghdad: The Journey to Recover the World’s
Greatest Stolen Treasures. Col. Matthew Bogdanos, Manhattan District Attorney and author of
Thieves of Baghdad, lectures on the journey that he took throughout the Middle East to recover
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the stolen artifacts of the BaghdadSOLD Col. Bagdanos is available to sign copies of his book
following the lecture. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Reclaimed: Paintings from the
Collection of Jacques Goudstikker. Free to Museum members, $5 for non-members at the door.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended; call (203) 869-0376.

Wed., May 14, 10:30 a.m. at the Museum. Greenwich Antiques Society Lecture and
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Luncheon. “French 18 -century Decorative Arts.” Mimi Dreux, scholar and past president of the
Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle, presents a lecture at the Bruce Museum. Luncheon to follow
at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club. For tickets and information, call (203) 531-9757 or (203) 869-
9531.

Thurs., May 15, 8 p.m. Archaeological Associates of Greenwich Lecture. Free to Bruce
Museum and Archaeological Associates members, $8 non-members at the door.
http://people.brandeis.edu/~jbernard/brucemuseum/aag.html

Sat. and Sun., May 17 and 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival
Features over eighty artisans specializing in ceramics, jewelry, wood, wearable and decorative
fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts and glass, all available for purchase. Also includes fun and
educational activities for children, international cuisine, acoustic musicians, and dance
performances. Admission free to members, $8 for nonmembers, and free for children under five,
and includes all Festival activities plus admission to the Bruce Museum galleries, which are open
to the public during Festival hours.

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May 18, 1-4 p.m. Experience the Sound. Held at Greenwich Point Park near the Old Greenwich
Yacht Club. Sponsored by the Greenwich Shellfish Commission. The Bruce Museum Seaside
Center is among dozens of organizations participating in this event celebrating Long Island
Sound. Beach passes to Greenwich Point Park required.

Wed., May 21, 7:30 p.m. Lecture. Restitution: Unfulfilled Promises. Milton Esterow, publisher
and editor of ARTnews, lectures on the campaign for the return of artwork stolen by the Nazis
during WWII. Restitution has been an ARTNews story since the publication of the 1984 article “A
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Legacy of Shame” about art stolenSOLD victims of the Holocaust and hidden in a monastery
near Vienna. Mr. Esterow addresses how the coverage of this issue by ARTNews has influenced
cultural policy and led to the return of art. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Reclaimed:
Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker. Free to Museum members, $5 for non-
members at the door. Advance reservations are strongly recommended; call (203) 869-0376.

Tues., May 27, 9 - 11 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the Bowman
Observatory. Located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, 180 East Elm Street,
northeast of the Milbank/Elm St. rotary, the observatory is open to the public free of charge
(weather permitting). For more information call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338.

June 2008
Every Friday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Museum Exhibition Tours. Free with Museum admission. No
reservations necessary.

Sun., June 1, 9 a.m. “First Sunday” Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. All levels. Bring
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binoculars. Meet at 2 concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. Park pass required for entry.
Held in collaboration with Wild Wings, Bruce Museum, and Audubon Greenwich. For information,
call Cynthia Ehlinger at (203) 869-6786, ext 304.

Sun., June 1, 1-4 p.m. Phenomenal Weather Family Day. Join us for a fun-filled day for the
entire family celebrating the exhibition Phenomenal Weather. Students can make their own
windsocks and rain gauges. Meteorologist and former TV weatherman Art Horn presents his
weather program “How They Make the Forecast” at 3 p.m. This informative and entertaining
program starts with a journey through the data-gathering process, covers how the data is
transmitted to the National Weather Service and finally how meteorologists use the information to
fashion forecasts that all people use to plan their daily lives. Activities are suitable for people of all
abilities and are free with Museum admission.

Sat., June 7, 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Ball 2008, The Century Ball: Diamonds Are Forever
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Don your diamonds and celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Bruce Museum at the 2008
Renaissance Ball. This year’s theme “The Century Ball: Diamonds Are Forever” features GRAFF
jewelers as the lead corporate sponsor and suggests the historic tribute paid to this premier social
event on the Greenwich calendar. The event benefits the Museum’s education and exhibition
programming. Approximately 450 guests will celebrate the Museum’s history, dancing to the beat
of New York’s Starlight Orchestra under the stars at Bydale, the backcountry Greenwich estate of
Mrs. Joan Warburg. Partygoers also will have the opportunity to bid on a number of unique live
auction items, led by auctioneer Guy Bennett, Christie’s Americas’ senior vice president and head
of Impressionist and Modern Art. The Museum will proudly honor Lucy and Nat Day, Pam and
Bob Goergen, and Linda and Steve Munger on this special evening. Tables at the Ball are
available for $50,000, $25,000, and $15,000. Individual Tickets are: Regent Diamond $2,500,
Blue Diamond $1,500, Pink Diamond $1,000, and Fancy Yellow Diamond $500.
To purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Stern, special events manager, at (203) 869-6786, ext. 329,
or jstern@brucemuseum.org.

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Tues., June 10, 1:30 p.m. Lecture and Tea: "Let's Talk About the Weather": How Popular
Music Talks (But Mainly Sings) about the Weather. (Rescheduled from April 1.) Back by popular
demand, Michael Lasser, music historian and author will lecture. How can you sing about love without
moonlight, clouds and rain, and bright sunny skies? This talk explores how songwriters use familiar
imagery, immediately understandable references, to tell us something about love. And no body of imagery
is more familiar, more common, or more effective than the weather. This program is presented in
conjunction with the exhibition Phenomenal Weather. The lecture is followed by a tea reception and tour of
the exhibition. Members $15, non-members $25, advance reservations are required; please send check or
credit card # with expiration date by June 6 to: Stormy Weather, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive,
Greenwich, CT 06830. Please include you name and phone number. No phone reservations or refunds.

Tues., June 10, 9 - 11 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the
Bowman Observatory. Located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, 180 East
Elm Street, northeast of the Milbank/Elm St. rotary, the observatory is open to the public free of
charge (weather permitting). For more information call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338.

Sat., June 14, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Connecticut Museums Open House Day. Free admission. The
Bruce Museum is among many cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state opening
their doors to Connecticut residents with a variety of incentives, inviting them to discover - and rediscover -
Connecticut's fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism .

Tues., June 17, 6 p.m. Bruce Museum, Inc., Annual Meeting. All members are invited.

Sat., June 21, Greenwich Museums Focus on American Prints. Bush-Holley Historic Site
and the Bruce Museum. Enjoy two exhibitions at two Greenwich museums for the price of one on the
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same day; 20 -Century American Prints from the Bruce Museum Collection at the Bruce Museum from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. and From Harbor to Haven; Connecticut Scenes and Artist Printmakers from the Collection of
Reba and Dave Williams at Bush-Holley Historic Site from 12 to 4 p.m. Free for members of the Bruce
Museum and the Bush-Holley Historic Site.

Tues., June 24, 9 - 11 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the
Bowman Observatory. Located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, 180 East
Elm Street, northeast of the Milbank/Elm St. rotary, the observatory is open to the public free of
charge (weather permitting). For more information call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338.

NEW EXHIBITION!
Sat., June 28 – Sun., Nov. 9, 2008
Climate Change: From Snowball Earth to Global Warming
The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through Earth’s history of climatic changes. From 700 million years
ago, when the Earth may have been almost completely covered in ice, to today’s warming climate, examine
the fossil and modern evidence for climatic variations. Learn how scientists mine ancient ice from
Greenland’s ice sheet and the Andes Mountains to reveal the history of greenhouse gases in our
atmosphere. The exhibition is supported by the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and a
Committee of Honor.

Sign up now for the 2008 Summer Painting Workshop!
July 14 - July 18, 10 a.m. - 12 Noon. Palettes, Brushes and Paint!
A hands-on art program for students ages 11-14 (must have completed fourth grade). Students study the
basics of painting and experiment with a variety of paints and techniques in creating their own works of art.
Themes of landscape, still life, portraiture and mural painting are explored. Museum members $100, non-
members $170. A limited number of scholarships are available. Call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338, for
information and reservations.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut, near Interstate-95, Exit 3, and a short walk
from the Greenwich, CT rail station. Museum hours are: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5
p.m., and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children
under five and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Groups of eight or more require advance reservations.
Museum exhibition tours are held Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Free, on-site parking is available. The Bruce Museum is
accessible to individuals with disabilities. For information, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376, or visit the Bruce
Museum website at www.brucemuseum.org.
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