GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum's education department recently won the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County 2016 Arts & Culture Empowerment Award for Education.
The award celebrates individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Fairfield County community through arts and culture.
"The cross-pollinating that the Bruce Museum brings – being at the crossroads of arts and science – echoes growing awareness across educational landscape that both art and science are vital to our cultural conversations," said Angela Whitford, executive director of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. "And the educational programs at the Bruce are wide, inclusive, forward-thinking and highly relevant – it is obvious that a lot of forethought is made to ensure no one is excluded from accessing the museum’s activities and exhibits."
The ACE awards are presented in five categories: Artist, Nonprofit, Corporate, Citizen and Education.
"The Bruce Museum is so fortunate to have gifted educators on its staff whose only drive is to make a difference!" said Susan Ball, deputy director of the Bruce Museum and head of the education department. "They work non-stop with the schools and the community, planning classes, tours, programs and lectures to enrich our visitors of all ages, from toddlers to seniors."
Recipients will be honored at the ACE Award Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk.
The event will feature keynote speaker Arthur Levitt, the 25th and longest-serving chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, with an introduction by Karen Brooks Hopkins, president emeritus of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and current senior fellow in residence at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Tony Award-winning actor and singer James Naughton will serve as the master of ceremonies. Tickets for the breakfast and raffle are available at Eventbrite.
The Shore and Country Club is at 220 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk.
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