At the Annual Meeting of members on Tuesday, June 24 the Bruce Museum
elected two new members to their Board of Trustees, announced the recipients of the Employee of the Year Award, the Executive Directors Award and the Chairmans Award, and unveiled a new acquisition for the Museums permanent collection.
The Museums Board of Trustees Class of 2017 includes two new trustees and five returning. The two newly elected trustees are Allison Brant, director of the Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, and Lucile M. Glasebrook, a longtime member and supporter of the Bruce and its committees. The five returning members of the Board Class of 2017 are Aundrea B. Amine, George E. Crapple, Pamela H. Lewanda, James B. Lockhart III and Martha R. Zoubek. The Museums Board of Trustees will be chaired for the next two years by longtime Bruce supporter Robert H. Lawrence, Jr.
Employee of the Year was awarded to Justine Matteis, Manager of the Bruce Museum store, by Peter C. Sutton, the Museums Executive Director. The Executive Directors Award, also presented by Dr. Sutton, was awarded to Patricia Chadwick, outgoing Chair of the Board, and the Chairmans Award was presented to Susan Mahoney by Patricia Chadwick.
Peter Sutton also unveiled a new addition to the Museums permanent collection at the meeting. As a culmination to the exhibition Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism and its associated programming, and thanks to a generous grant from Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Bruce Museum has received a landscape painting for the permanent collection by master wildlife and landscape artist and Bruce Museum exhibition preparator Sean Murtha. The painting, May Moonrise, Davis Pond was commissioned by the Bruce and is pictured above.