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					Contact: Mike Horyczun Director of Public Relations (203) 869-6786, ext. 330

For Immediate Release April 27, 2007

Bruce Museum Calendar of Events May/June 2007 May 2007
Every Friday, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Docent-led Tours of Bruce Museum exhibitions. Free with Museum admission. No reservations necessary. EDITORS NOTE: THE FOLLOWING EVENT IS SOLD OUT: Tues., May 1, 7 p.m. Film Preview and Discussion with filmmaker Randy Olson. Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus. Meet filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson live, in person, at this special preview of his award-winning documentary film Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus. The film succeeds in turning the historically rancorous debate about teaching evolution into an engaging evening of meeting scientists and others on either side of the issue. Dr. Olson is an evolutionary biologist and will lead the question-and-answer period following the film. The film is 85 minutes, rated PG. Light refreshments are available or bring your own. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling (203) 869-6786, ext. 420. Wed., May 2, 7 p.m. Greenwich Tree Conservancy Lecture. The inaugural event for the Greenwich Tree Conservancy features former NYC Commissioner of Parks and Recreation and currently Director of NY Civic Henry Stern, who addresses how Greenwich can preserve its community forest. Lecture followed by reception. Free. For information and reservations, call (203) 869-1464 or email treeconserv@optonline.net. Sat., May 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ten Days...Ten Ways: “Paw Run, Tail Walk.” Kick-off event of Shelter Our Strays’ (S.O.S.) Ten Days...Ten Ways , an officially declared ten days of awareness building and continued fundraising for Greenwich’s new Animal Control Shelter. The 3k run/walk for adults, children, and their pets will be held in Bruce Park, starting in the Bruce Museum parking lot. Several local firms are supporting the run/walk, including headline sponsor The Greenwich Branch of UBS Financial Services, Inc. Entry fees are $25 in advance ($35 at the door) for each adult, $10 for a child under 16 - and free for pets, of which all manner are welcome! Each entrant will receive a free t-shirt and goody bag, and each participating pet, a bandana. Registration forms available online on the calendar page at www.brucemuseum.org. Tues., May 8, 8:30 p.m. -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). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338.

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-2Wed., May 9, 10:30 a.m. Greenwich Antiques Society Annual Meeting, Lecture and Luncheon. “Philadelphia Historic Country Villas.” Dr. Roger W. Moss, Executive Director of The th th Athenaeum of Philadelphia, will discuss the historic 18 and 19 -century country houses built along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers near Philadelphia. Lecture at the Bruce Museum, luncheon at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club. For tickets and information call (203) 531-9757 or (203) 869-9531. Wed., May 9, 7:30 p.m. Astronomical Society of Greenwich Lecture. Free monthly meeting at the Bruce Museum. For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. Tues., May 15, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ten Days...Ten Ways: Cocktail Reception with Silent Auction. The culmination of S.O.S.’s ten days of fundraising is a Cocktail Reception with Silent Auction. The event is sponsored by the Board of Trustees of the Bruce Museum and by The Greenwich Branch of UBS Financial Services, Inc. S.O.S. will honor Donna and Fred Nives with the First S.O.S Award. The Nives are co-founders of Adopt-a-Dog. Call the Bruce Museum for tickets at (203) 869-6786, ext. 365. Thurs., May 17, 10:30 a.m. Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle Annual Meeting, Lecture and Luncheon at the Millbrook Club. “The Latest Dish: Ceramics Collecting in America” by Letitia Roberts, Independent Scholar and Ceramics Specialist. To be held at the Millbrook Club. For information and reservations, call (203) 323-8354 or email ceramiccircle@optonline.net. Thurs., May 17, 8 p.m. Archaeology Associates of Greenwich Lecture. "Talking to the Troops About the Archaeology of Iraq and Afghanistan” by Professor C. Brian Rose, President of the Archaeological Institute of America and James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. Free to Bruce Museum and Archaeology Associates members, $8 non-members at the door. http://people.brandeis.edu/~jbernard/brucemuseum/aag.html Sat. and Sun., May 19-20, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival. Held on the grounds of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. The Festival features more than 80 exhibitors specializing in ceramics, jewelry, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts and glass, all available for purchase. The Festival also includes many fun, educational craft activities throughout both days for children and families related to techniques used by the exhibitors. Food vendors offer international cuisine. Music and dance performances are also scheduled. Admission to the Outdoor Crafts Festival is free to members, $7 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, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The Festival is free to all from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both days. Tues., May 22, 1:30 p.m. Fakes and Forgeries: Afternoon Lecture and Tea. “The Spanish Forger: Master of Manuscript Chicanery.” William Voelkle, Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Department Head, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, th reveals the methods used to expose one of the most skilled and prolific forgers of 15 and early th 16 -century panels and manuscripts. Held in conjunction with the new exhibition Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception. Tea reception and a docent tour follow the lecture. Advance reservations are required; send check or credit card information (card #, expiration date and name on card) to: Art Teas, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Members $15, non-members $25, per person, per program. Please include your phone number and specify dates. Sorry no phone reservations or refunds. Tues., May 22, 8:30 p.m. -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). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. - more -

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June 2007
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., June 6, 6:30 p.m. Fakes and Forgeries: Dinner Lecture. “Alexander Calder, Egon Shiele and Georges Braque go to Court: Determining Authenticity in Modern Art.” Ronald Spencer, Counsel, Carter Ledyard & Milburn, New York, and editor of The Expert Versus the Object: Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts, speaks on art authenticity and the law. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception. Cocktails are followed by dinner and the presentation. Advance reservations are required. $60 members, $75 non-members, per person for each dinner-lecture. The reservation deadline is the Friday preceding the lecture date. Send check or credit card information (card #, exp. date, and name on card) to: Dinner Lectures, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Sorry no phone reservations or refunds. Please include a phone number and specify dates. Sat., June 9, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Connecticut Open House Day. The Bruce Museum is participating in a one-day state wide celebration of Connecticut’s unique cultural and tourism attractions. Free admission to all. Sat., June 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Educators' Open House. School superintendents, principals, and teachers are invited to attend this annual open house held in collaboration with the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich - Bush-Holley House. The open house gives educators the opportunity to explore the Museum's galleries with staff and docents, in addition to viewing resource materials available to schools. Celebrate the beginning of summer by exploring two cultural resources in your communities. RSVP to Anne Burns at (203)-869-6786, ext. 338, or anneburns@brucemuseum.org Sun., June 10, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Rock and Mineral Family Day & Sale. Co-sponsored by Stamford Mineralogical Society. Join us for a fun-filled day for the entire family. Adults and children learn how to polish amber with expert Kurt Patzloff while younger visitors enjoy making jewelry and mineral kaleidoscopes. Geologists and mineral collectors navigate the outdoors with maps and compasses; learn how they do this with the map and compass games presented by staff from Eastern Mountain Sports. Go on a Mineral Hunt through the galleries . And don’t forget to get a special gift or add to your own collection by visiting the sale tables of dealers such as Yale R. Goldman with insects in amber, T.P. Minerals, and Veronica Matthews Minerals, and organizations such as the Stamford Mineralogical Society and the Bruce Museum. All activities are free with Museum admission. Tues., June 12, 1:30 p.m. Fakes and Forgeries: Afternoon Lecture and Tea. “The Master Forger: Han van Meegeren.” Ivan MacDonald, lecturer, historian and performing artist will tell the story of Han van Meegeren, a Dutch artist driven by disappointment and no recognition, so desperate to prove his talent that he forged the likes of Vermeer, Hals, and de Hoogh. Only a fluke exposed him – upsetting the art world with one of the most sensational forgery cases in history! Held in conjunction with the exhibition Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception. The tea reception and a docent tour follow the lecture. Advance reservations are required; send check or credit card information (card #, expiration date and name on card) to: Art Teas, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Members $15, non-members $25, per person, per program. Please include your phone number and specify dates. Sorry no phone reservations or refunds.

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Tues., June 12, 9 p.m. - 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). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. Tues., June 19, 6 p.m. Bruce Museum, Inc., Annual Meeting. Members welcome to attend. Wed., June 20, 6:30 p.m. Fakes and Forgeries: Dinner Lecture. “From an Art Forger’s Perspective.” John Myatt, master artist for Genuine Fakes, a company specializing in commissioned copies, will discuss his personal experiences as a former art forger. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception. Cocktails are followed by dinner and the presentation. Advance reservations are required. $60 members, $75 non-members, per person for each dinner-lecture. The reservation deadline is the Friday preceding the lecture date. Send check or credit card information (card #, exp. date, and name on card) to: Dinner Lectures, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Sorry no phone reservations or refunds. Please include a phone number and specify dates. Sun., June 24, 3 p.m. Museum Director’s Panel. Bruce Museum: A Century of Change. In celebration of the publication of the Greenwich Library Oral History Project’s book, The Bruce Museum: A Century of Change, the current and former directors of the Bruce Museum, Peter C. Sutton, Homer McK. Rees, Hollister Sturges, III, and John B. Clark will join together to discuss the past, present and future of the Bruce Museum. Catherine H. Ogden, Chairman of the Greenwich Library Oral History Project, will moderate the panel. Free with Museum admission. Reservations suggested; call the Museum at (203) 869-0376. Tues., June 26, 9 p.m. –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). For information, call (203) 869-6786, ext. 338. Wed., June 27, 6:30 p.m. Fakes and Forgeries: Dinner Lecture. “The FBI Agent: The FBI’s Art Theft and Art Forgery Division.” James Wynne, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, talks about how the FBI tracks forgers and cracks cases. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception. Cocktails are followed by dinner and the presentation. Advance reservations are required. $60 members, $75 non-members, per person for each dinner-lecture. The reservation deadline is the Friday preceding the lecture date. Send check or credit card information (card #, exp. date, and name on card) to: Dinner Lectures, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830. Sorry no phone reservations or refunds. Please include a phone number and specify dates.

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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