Art world luminaries honored at Bruce Museum awards benefit

Artist James Turrell will be honored by the Bruce Museum. —Florian Holzherr

Artist James Turrell will be honored by the Bruce Museum. —Florian Holzherr

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

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.

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

In addition, awards will go to Bruce Museum patrons Beverly and John Watling of Greenwich, passionate 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. Co-chaired by Pam and Bob Goergen, the gala event will be hosted at a private 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, contact Becky Conelias at 203-413-6745 or [email protected]

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