Bruce Museum holds 7th annual Icon Awards

Richard Armstrong

Richard Armstrong

The Bruce Museum will recognize the accomplishments and contributions of nine distinguished figures in the art world at the Museum’s seventh annual Icon Awards in the Arts benefit on Wednesday, April 20.

The honorees include accomplished individuals in six categories: Artists, Museum Professionals, Art Historians, Patrons of the Arts, Art Collectors, and Leaders of the Art Trade.

Lucy Freeman Sandler

Lucy Freeman Sandler

Irving Sandler

Irving Sandler

This year’s honorees include internationally acclaimed artist Neil Jenney whose work can be found in collections and major museum exhibitions around the world and the renowned museum professional Richard Armstrong, who has led the Guggenheim to new levels of excellence. Lucy Freeman Sandler, a medievalist and Irving Sandler, an art critic and historian, both professors whose numerous publications are seen as references in their fields, will be honored as art historians. In addition, awards will go to Bruce Museum patron Alice Pack Melly of Greenwich, passionate collectors Sherry and Joel Mallin, as well as highly regarded art dealers Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash.

Alice Pack Melly

Alice Pack Melly

Sherry and Joel Mallin

Sherry and Joel Mallin

“We are delighted to recognize these thought-leaders from the art world who help to enrich all of our cultural lives,” said Peter C. Sutton, The Susan E.Lynch Executive Director of the Bruce Museum.

Proceeds from the Bruce Museum Icon Awards 2016 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.

Lucy Mitchell-Innes

Lucy Mitchell-Innes

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m.

David Nash

David Nash

For more information, including ticket information, email or call Becky Conelias at 203-413-6745 or [email protected]

For a direct link to ticket information, go to iconawards2016.eventbrite.com. The Icon Awards in the Arts are generously underwritten by: For more information, contact Sandra van Boetzelaer, Director of Marketing and Communications, [email protected] or 203-413-6735.

Neil Jenney

Neil Jenney

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