What's New at the Bruce Museum
September 29, 2019
Overlooking good old Greenwich Harbor, not far from the apartments for rent in Stamford, CT, there sits a building whose history is deeply intertwined with that of the State of Connecticut. We're talking, of course, about the Bruce Museum, the former private residence that, over the years, was transformed into one of Fairfield County's foremost cultural institutions. The Bruce Museum brings in nearly 70,000 visitors each year, and it's a great place to go explore and start learning about a wide range of topics in your free time. If you're planning a visit, why not read ahead, and learn about what's current and what's upcoming for the remainder of 2019?
The Permanent Exhibitions
Central to the amazing displays at the Bruce Museum are the number of permanent exhibitions in their collection. In total, you'll find seven at the museum:
- Changes in Our Land — This is a permanent science exhibition that looks at the history of Earth's environment from both global and local perspectives, stretching from ancient times all the way to the present day.
- Every Object Tells a Story — This exhibit looks at seemingly unrelated objects, tying them together through the "interdependence of the living and non-living resources of our land."
- The Earth's Minerals — This self-explanatory exhibit examines the importance of Earth's mineral resources, and mankind's increasing reliance on them.
- Formation of Our Land — How has the land slowly changed over millions of years? What shaped the natural formations we see throughout the Earth? That's exactly what this exhibition takes a look at, along with fossils and remains of ancient animals.
- Natural Resources/Human Imprints — This exhibit looks at how human influences have impacted the natural world, creating our modern landscape.
- Life Between the Tides — Connecticut is intrinsically tied to the ocean, and this exhibit looks at the relationship between the land and the water.
- Community Connections — This exhibit takes an even closer look at the environments of Connecticut, with special focus on the forests and woodlands.
Any of these would be a great starting point for your trip to the Bruce Museum, and you'll likely have a great time checking them all out. Don't forget, though, that there are also limited time exhibitions that the museum features as well. Let's take a look at those next.
What's Coming Next?
The next big exhibit planned for the Bruce Museum is a showcasing of Chinese Brushwork, set to run from September 28th to December 8th. You'll get to see the masterful strokes of Chinese water-painting, with special attention shown to the "connections between calligraphy and traditional brushwork" in this time-honored artform. There will be some fantastic imagery on display, so be sure to take some time out of your schedule to check this one out.
Get There From the Apartments for Rent in Stamford, CT
If you want to get to the Bruce Museum from amazing communities like The Waypointe, you're in luck. The Bruce Museum is just a quick drive down the coast. You'll find the same holds true for many sites and attractions across the neighborhood and throughout Fairfield County, so if you're ready to be at the epicenter of all the hottest Connecticut action, you need to see what The Waypointe is all about. Drop us a line, learn more, and see how you can make one of these fantastic residences your very own.