Watercolor Workshop for Seniors 2019 Bruce Museum

Watercolor Painting Workshop for Seniors 55+

Explore wet on wet technique and pulled colors with paintbrush in hand. Materials will be provided and light refreshments will be served. For adults over age 55. There is a $25 charge for each workshop for nonmembers; $20 for Museum members. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum

Join classmates in focusing on watercolor paintings and techniques used by the Averys, through this hands-on workshop led by Dr. Louise Flax, a noted teaching and practicing artist.

Caravan Camel Tang Dynasty Chinese Glazed Pottery

‘Buried Treasures of the Silk Road’ — Ancient Chinese Ceramics at the Bruce Museum

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“Buried Treasures of the Silk Road,” an exhibition of ancient Chinese tomb sculpture opens this Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bruce Museum. Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities, the exhibit will be on view in the Greenwich museum’s Arcade Gallery through June 2, 2019. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum

Buried Treasures celebrates the artistic achievements of anonymous Chinese artists supported by the riches earned on the Silk Road. The exhibition will also feature art objects from the museum’s permanent collection exchanged on the Silk Road.

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Jewelry Appraisal Day at the Bruce Museum on Saturday, Feb 16

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Do you have a piece of heirloom jewelry tucked away at home or other valuables just sitting in a safe deposit box? Find out their current value by meeting with an expert appraiser from Rago Arts & Auction Center at a special evaluation day for fine, antique, and heirloom jewelry  on Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich

— This article previously was published by GreenwichFreePress.com. Heading up the complimentary appraisals for Rago will be Katherine Van Dell, Jewelry Director, and Jennifer Pitman, Rago’s senior account manager for Connecticut and Westchester. To make an appointment for an appraisal, contact Jennifer at 917-745-2730 or jenny@ragoarts.com.

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Furloughed Federal Workers and Their Families Have Free Admission to Bruce Museum During the Shutdown

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is offering free admission to all furloughed federal workers and their families throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum

“The Bruce Museum is committed to being an inclusive, welcoming place of cultural engagement and community fellowship,” said Suzanne Lio, managing director. “This is surely a trying time for these federal employees, and we’re pleased to be able to give them the opportunity to enjoy our exhibitions and family programs – and to feel appreciated.”

—See also: Federal Workers Not Getting Wages Now Can Get Help from Darien Town Government (Jan. 17)

To receive free admission, federal employees must bring a government identification card and present it at the Visitor Services desk upon entering the museum. Not Just Furloughed Federal Workers
In addition to this temporary offer to furloughed federal workers, the Bruce Museum is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission year-round to all active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families with identification.