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The Bruce Museum

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The Bruce Museum was originally bequeathed in 1906 by its first owner, Richard Moffat Bruce, as a natural history, historical, and art museum, “for the use and benefit of the public.” Its current director, Peter Sutton, a world-class scholar of northern and Dutch paintings, has put the Bruce on the map, with major exhibitions that travel to other acclaimed world art venues, such as the National Gallery in London. For example, an exhibition of rarely seen Old Masters’ works and other paintings, “Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker”, traveled to New York’s Jewish Museum in 2009.

The Bruce Museum Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (Metro North to Greenwich Station)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday 1–5 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Ticket Prices: $7, students (5–22 w/valid ID) $6, seniors (65+) $6, museum members and children under 5 free
  • Free Days: Free admission on Tuesdays
  • Groups: Adult and school groups of eight or more require advance reservations and are subject to a special group fee
  • Educational/Community Outreach: Museum-based school programs are available Tuesday through Friday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. After-school museum-based programs are available Tuesday through Friday
  • Membership: $50 individual ($70 family), $30 students with ID to age 22, $35 for seniors (65+), $55 senior couple. Benefits include free admission for one year, invitations to two exhibition openings, a 10% discount in the museum store, a bi-monthly newsletter subscription, and discounts on museum programs and events.