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Greenwich's Bruce Museum Honors Art World Visionaries With Icon Awards

Some of the art that will be on display
Some of the art that will be on display Photo Credit: Elaine Ubiña

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will recognize the accomplishments and contributions of nine distinguished figures in the art world at its seventh annual Icon Awards in the Arts benefit on Wednesday, April 20.

The honorees include accomplished individuals in six categories: Artists, Museum Professionals, Art Historians, Patrons of the Arts, Art Collectors, and Leaders of the Art Trade.

This year’s honorees include internationally acclaimed artist Neil Jenney, whose work can be found in collections and major museum exhibitions around the world; renowned museum professional Richard Armstrong, who has led the Guggenheim to new levels of excellence; and professors Lucy Freeman Sandler, a medievalist, and Irving Sandler, an art critic and historian, will be honored as art historians.

In addition, awards will go to Bruce Museum patron Alice Pack Melly of Greenwich, passionate collectors Sherry and Joel Mallin, as well as highly regarded art dealers Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash.

“We are delighted to recognize these thought-leaders from the art world who help to enrich all of our cultural lives,” says Peter C. Sutton, executive director of the Bruce Museum.

Proceeds from the Bruce Museum Icon Awards 2016 benefit exhibitions and educational programs at the Bruce Museum of Greenwich. Co-chaired by Pam and Bob Goergen, the gala event will be hosted at a Greenwich home.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m.

For additional information, including ticket information, email or call Becky Conelias at 203-413-6745 or bconelias@brucemuseum.org. For a direct link to ticket information, go to their website.

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