Jewels of the Jungle @ Bruce Museum

The 31st Bruce Museum Gala will be “Jewels of the Jungle” on May 12 at Greenwich Country Club. Formerly known as the Renaissance Ball, this annual benefit raises critical funds that not only support the Bruce’s ongoing art and science exhibitions and educational programs, but also will refresh its science offerings, strengthen its potential in the arts, and expand its educational reach.

Organized by a team of committee members and museum staff, the event is led by Gala Co-Chairs Katie Fong Biglin, Kim Kassin, and Shelly Tretter Lynch. The honorary Gala Chair is Avril Graham, Executive Fashion & Beauty Editor at Harper’s Bazaar.

The 31st Bruce Museum Gala is a creative black-tie event that celebrates the contributions made by all the philanthropists, arts leaders, elected officials, and Museum supporters expected to attend. The Gala also provides a time to toast the evening’s honorees, Lucile and Richard J. Glasebrook and Gale and Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., who will be recognized for their longstanding commitment, leadership, and generosity to the Bruce Museum.

The eye-catching décor conceived by Renny & Reed and Sebass Events & Entertainment will pay tribute to the Bruce Museum’s recent exhibition Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection and the upcoming exhibition National Geographic Photo Ark: Photographs by Joel Sartore, opening on June 2.

The 31st Bruce Museum Gala is open to the public, but reservations are required. To purchase tickets online, visit and click “Reservations.” For more information or to receive an invitation to the Gala, contact Brooke Benedetto; or 203-413-6761.

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