Docstoc

BRUCE MUSEUM

Document Sample
BRUCE MUSEUM Powered By Docstoc
					Contact: Mike Horyczun Director of Public Relations (203) 869-6786, ext. 330

For Immediate Release June 23, 2006

Bruce Museum Calendar of Events
July – August 2006
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830 JULY Every Friday, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Docent-led Tours of Bruce Museum exhibitions. Free with Museum admission. No reservations necessary. Tues., July 4. Museum closed for Independence Day holiday. Wed., July 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Seaside Center opens for the Summer Season. Summer hours are Wed. - Sun., 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Greenwich Point Beach passes are required. Mon.- Fri., July 10 – July 14, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon. Summer Workshops for Children. Palettes, Brushes and Paint! Session 1, at the Bruce Museum. Co-ed, for children ages 7 – 11 (children must have completed first grade). Students will study the basics of painting and will experiment with a variety of paints and techniques in creating their own works of art. Themes of landscape, still life, portraiture and mural painting will be explored. Members $100, Non-members $170. A limited number of scholarships are available. Call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338, for information and reservations. Tues., July 11, 1:30 p.m. Lecture and Tea. The Nature of Dogs. An exploration of canine development from dog ancestors to domesticated breeds with Carolyn Rebbert, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum. There will also be a special presentation with Ambassador Wolf Atka, a real live, 3-year old Arctic gray wolf, and his handler, Maggie Howell, of the Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY. Program suitable for adults and children ages 10 and up. Lecture followed by an afternoon tea and punch reception and docent-led tours of the exhibitions The Nature of Dogs or Dogs in Art. Advance reservations required by sending check or credit card information (card #, expiration date and name on card) to: Dog Teas, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Members $10, non-members $15, per person, per program. Please specify dates and include your phone number. The reservation deadline is Friday, July 7, 2006. Tues., July 11, 9-11 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). Call the Museum for more information, (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. - more -

-2Fri., July 14, 6:30 p.m. Beach Ball 2006. Held at the Belle Haven Club. Jointly sponsored by the Greenwich Point Conservancy and Bruce Museum Seaside Center. Cocktails, dinner, and dancing to Joe D’Elia and the All Stars. Silent and live auctions. Benefit to support the renovation of the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point. For information call the Greenwich Point Conservancy, at (203) 637-4851. Mon.- Fri., July 17 - July 21, 10 a.m. - 12 Noon Palettes, Brushes and Paint! Session 2, at the Bruce Museum Co-ed, for children ages 11 - 14 (children must have completed fourth grade). Students will study the basics of painting and will experiment with a variety of paints and techniques in creating their own works of art. Themes of landscape, still life, portraiture and mural painting will be explored. Members $100, non-members $170. A limited number of scholarships are available. Call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338, for information and reservations. Tues., July 25, 1:30 p.m. Lecture and Tea. Canine Heroes: Service Dogs Chris Byrne, president and founder of Dogs Unlimited LLC and Director of K-9 One Bomb Detection Services will discuss the uses, training, and selection of these amazing dogs. Mr. Byrne will bring a special canine hero. Lecture followed by an afternoon tea and punch reception and docent-led tours of the exhibitions The Nature of Dogs or Dogs in Art. Program suitable for adults and children ages 10 and up. Advance reservations required by sending check or credit card information (card #, expiration date and name on card) to: Dog Teas, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Members $10, non-members $15, per person, per program. Please specify dates and include your phone number. The reservation deadline is Friday, July 21, 2006. Tues., July 25, 9-11 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). Call the Museum for information, (203) 869-6786, ext. 338.

AUGUST Every Friday, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Docent-led Tours of Bruce Museum exhibitions. Free with Museum admission. No reservations necessary. Wed., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Family Activities – Dog Days of Summer! Pom Pom Puppies. The first of four consecutive Wednesday programs in August held in conjunction with the Museum’s two exhibitions focusing on dogs. A self-guided program for families with a gallery hunts through the exhibitions. There will be doggie craft activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free - just bring your imagination! Tues., Aug. 8, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). Call the Museum for information, (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. - more -

-3Wed., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Family Activities – Dog Days of Summer! Canine Finger Puppets. The second of four consecutive Wednesday programs in August held in conjunction with the Museum’s two exhibitions focusing on dogs. A self-guided program for families with a gallery hunts through the exhibitions. There will be doggie craft activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free - just bring your imagination! Wed., Aug. 16, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Family Activities – Dog Days of Summer! Dog Magnets. The third of four consecutive Wednesday programs in August held in conjunction with the Museum’s two exhibitions focusing on dogs. A self-guided program for families with a gallery hunts through the exhibitions. There will be doggie craft activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free - just bring your imagination! Tues., Aug. 22, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Public Night at the Bowman Observatory. The Bowman Observatory, located on the grounds of Julian Curtiss Elementary School, northeast of the Milbank/Elm Street rotary, is open to the public free of charge tonight (weather permitting). Call the Museum for information, (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. Wed., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Family Activities – Dog Days of Summer! Balloon Doggies. The last of four consecutive Wednesday programs in August held in conjunction with the Museum’s two exhibitions focusing on dogs. A self-guided program for families with a gallery hunts through the exhibitions. There will be doggie craft activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free - just bring your imagination! Save the Date CALL FOR DOCENTS: Fall Docent Training 2006 Orientation for New Docents: Mon., Sept. 11, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Returning and Continuing Docents: Mon., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join the Bruce Museum docents, “the most exciting volunteer job!” After the orientation on September 11, weekly training sessions take place on Mondays throughout the year and provide docents with thorough preparation for conducting guided tours of exhibitions for adults and for teaching children’s classes in the Museum. In addition, docents meet throughout the year for lectures, workshops on art, science, and teaching skills and for visits to other museums. Participants receive Bruce Museum Docent Certification on completion of training. Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of science, natural history and art, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, basic computer skills including familiarity with the Internet, and an understanding that reliability is critical. Teaching experience is a definite plus but not a prerequisite. For more information about our docent program please contact Jennifer Beradino, Manager of School and Tour Services, at JBeradino@brucemuseum.org or (203) 869-6786, ext. 324.

The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut. It is situated 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

****