19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science [1912- ] 1 Museum Dr Greenwich CT 06830

ECA Control Number: 14387

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Art Museum/Institution

Museum/Institution Name: Bruce Museum of Art and Science

Aka: The Bruce, Bruce Museum

Location(s): 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830

Founded: 1912
Closed/Acquired: not applicable


The Bruce Museum is a museum in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut with both art and natural history exhibition space. The Bruce’s main building sits on a hill in a downtown park, and its tower (not open to the public) can be easily seen by drivers passing by on Interstate 95.[1] Permanent exhibits include minerals, area Native American history and culture, changes in the area landscape and environment by human activity, and dioramas of Connecticut woodland wildlife and birds. The museum hosts changing exhibitions of art, photography, natural history, science, history and culture.

A second location, the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, is maintained at Greenwich Point Park, focusing on beach-related exhibits, including a touch-tank. The museum also has a “Brucemobile” with exhibits in a traveling van for outreach education. The museum hosts frequent lectures, classes and social events.[1]

Citation: “Bruce Museum of Arts and Science”.  Wikipedia.  Updated  July 13, 2016.  Accessed September 8, 2016.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Museum_of_Arts_and_Science



2002 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Celebrating 90 Years: The Bruce Museum Art Collection“, September 3 – October 14.
2001 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Art for the Great Estates: The Bruce Museum’s First Decade“, March 3 – May 27.
2000 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “A Connecticut place: Weir farm, an American painter’s rural retreat”, June 17 – September 17.
1987 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Treasures of the Bruce Museum: 75th Anniversary Exhibition“, September 20 – November 25.
1985 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “The Still Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen“, March 31 – May 5.
1973 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Important Collection of 19th-20th Century American Paintings”, September 1-23.

1919 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, “Greenwich Society of Artists (GSA) Annual Exhibition“, May 31 – October 18.


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September 8, 2016

Last updated: on August 13, 2023