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Greenwich's Bruce Museum To Honor Nine Luminaries From The Art World

The Bruce Museum will honor nine luminaries from the art world on May 22.
The Bruce Museum will honor nine luminaries from the art world on May 22. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum will recognize the accomplishments and contributions of nine distinguished figures in the art world at its fifth annual Icon Awards in the Arts benefit on Thursday, May 22.

“We are delighted to recognize these distinguished figures from the art world who do so much to enrich all of our cultural lives,” Bruce Museum Executive Director Peter C. Sutton said in a statement.

The honorees include accomplished individuals in seven categories: artists, patrons, collectors, historians, art consultants, art dealers and museum professionals.

This year’s honorees include internationally acclaimed light and space artist James Turrell, whose work can be found in collections and major museum exhibitions worldwide as well as at two sites in Greenwich, and the renowned museum professional Philippe de Montebello, who retired in 2008 as the longest serving director of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Robert Storr, former curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, highly regarded teacher, editor, lecturer, and current consulting curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be honored as historian.

In addition, awards will go to Bruce Museum patrons Beverly and John Watling of Greenwich, collectors Lisa and Steven Tananbaum, art consultant Amy Cappellazzo, and art dealer Stuart P. Feld of Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

Proceeds from the Bruce Museum Icon Awards 2014 will benefit exhibitions and educational programs at the Bruce Museum of Greenwich, Connecticut. Co-chaired by Pam and Bob Goergen, the gala event will be hosted at an elegant Greenwich home. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm 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

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