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Bruce Museum In Greenwich Offers Programs For Art Lovers Of All Ages

The Bruce Museum will offer a painting workshop for kids ages 10 to 14 next week.
The Bruce Museum will offer a painting workshop for kids ages 10 to 14 next week. Photo Credit: Bruce Museum

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is offering some upcoming special events for arts lovers of all ages.

A program for youngsters ages 3 to 5 years old called Printmaking With Old Masters will be offered from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

The kids and their adult caregivers will be able explore the museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. After a walk through the exhibition "Dürer, Rembrandt and Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly," children will create their own relief prints.

The cost is  $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call 203 869-0376 or email info@brucemuseum.org .

For more mature art lovers, a free lecture by Peter C. Sutton on "Appearance and Reality in Dutch Art" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

The lecture will be the first in a series of two on "Dürer, Rembrandt and Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly."

Sutton, executive director of the Bruce Museum, will address the popular assumption that Dutch art is a literal record of reality. With selected comparisons, he will demonstrate that this form of naturalism is equal parts observation and invention, reportage and confection.

The Bruce Museum's galleries will be open from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. as well. Reservations are recommended by calling 203 869-0376 or emailing info@brucemuseum.org .

For kids who love art, a summer painting workshop called Palettes, Brushes and Paint! will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon daily from July 15 through July 19.

The program is designed for students ages 10 to 14, who have completed at least fourth grade. In this workshop, students will study the basics of painting and create their own works of art. Themes of landscape, portraiture and mural painting will be explored.

The cost is $100 for members or $170 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available. Call 203 413-6744 for additional information and to make reservations.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich. Call 203-869-0376 for general information or visit its website . The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students ages 5 to 22 and seniors. Museum members and children under 5 are free.

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