Bruce Museum plans 28th annual Renaissance Ball

On Saturday, June 6, the Bruce Museum will hold its 28th annual Renaissance Ball, Highland Fling, at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York. The Museum’s largest fund-raiser, this year’s event honors Leora and Steven Levy for their exemplary and long-standing support. Event co-chairs are Patricia Chadwick and Kathy Georgas.

Taking the oldest of the traditional dances of Scotland as its inspiration, the theme of this year’s Renaissance Ball is also a nod to the heritage of the Museum’s founder Robert Moffat Bruce. With the creative vision of Décor Chairs Carolyn Dempsey of Carolyn Dempsey Design and Linda Ruderman of Linda Ruderman Interiors, guests will be transported to the land of kilts, tartan and bagpipes for the evening.

“We are excited about the Highland Fling theme” says Jen Bernstein, special events manager at the Bruce Museum. “We’re so fortunate that our event chairs generate creative and original ideas. The Renaissance Ball is our largest event of the year, so it’s important to keep it fresh and fun, so guests come back every year in support of the Bruce.”

Featured at this year’s event will be a live auction with items such as a Bulgari necklace, trips to St. Barts, Skibo Castle and a journey for two on board the Belmond Royal Scotsman. The Museum is also delighted to include a small selection of art in this year’s silent auction. Some of the featured artists include: Diane Burko, Joe Fig, Richard Haas, Horst P. Horst and Joel Shapiro. As is the Museum’s tradition at the Renaissance Ball, immediately following the live auction will be an open paddle raise, donations to which are fully tax deductible. The Museum is delighted and honored to have C. Hugh

Hildesley of Sotheby’s heading the live auction and paddle raise again this year. Entertainment will be provided by Hank Lane Music.

The Renaissance Ball is black tie, and kilts are welcome. To receive an invitation to the Ball, please email Jen Bernstein at [email protected] or purchase a ticket online here (

The Museum wishes to thank the Renaissance Ball’s committee members and generous supporters and Greenwich magazine/Moffly Media, the event’s exclusive media sponsor.

About the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum is a museum of art and science and is located at One Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students up to 22 years, $6 for seniors and free for members and children less than five years. Individual admission is free on Tuesday. Free on-site parking is available and the Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit the website at


Celebrating at the 2014 Bruce Museum Renaissance Ball.

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