A gala with ‘POP!’

Dancing the night away at the Renaissance Ball, now known as the Bruce Museum Gala.

The 30th Bruce Museum Gala will be “A POP! Experience” on May 13 in Greenwich. 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 will also 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 Darby Cartun and Melissa Levin.

“This year’s Gala pushes tradition by taking inspiration from the cultural revolution of the late 1950s and ’60s with the bold and colorful theme POP!,” Darby says. “We wanted to take a fresh, lighter approach and make it fun for everyone.”

The décor conceived by Carolyn Dempsey Designs pays tribute to the Bruce Museum’s exhibition “Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends,” opening on June 10.

The Gala, held at the Greenwich County Club, will be a Pop Art-inspired black-tie event, with cocktails, dinner and dancing to sounds of the popular New York City-based On the Move entertainment. Auctioneer August Uribe, deputy chairman, Americas at Phillips, will lead the live auction with an array of exciting lots that include exclusive travel destinations and unique experiences. In addition, there will be a special silent art auction, as well as a silent auction featuring more one-of-a-kind experiences, including travel and sports packages and shopping and spa packages.

“In keeping with our community-minded and environmentally friendly spirit, we will be donating some of the fabulous décor elements to area service organizations after the Gala,” co-chair Levin says. Cambell’s Soup, colorful puzzle boxes and other elements will go to organizations including The Carver Center in Port Chester, Food Bank for Westchester Inc., Neighbor to Neighbor, and The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.

For reservations and tickets, click on http://brucegala2017.eventbrite.com. For more information or to receive an invitation to the Gala, contact Lindsay Saltz at lsaltz@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6761.

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