Greenwich couple promises 70-piece art collection to Bruce Museum, with pieces from Picasso, Wyeth and more

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GREENWICH – The Bruce Museum announced it will receive the largest gift of art in its 112-year history, a 70-piece private collection that an anonymous Greenwich couple has promised as a bequest.

Art lovers can set eyes on these masterpieces when the museum’s renovations and expansion are completed next March. The art donors will loan selections to celebrate the museum’s grand reopening of the New Bruce.

“This gift is unprecedented in its scale and quality, and these works will further define the New Bruce as a museum that explores global stories of Modern and Contemporary art,” Robert Wolterstorff, the museum’s executive director and CEO, said in a statement. “We are profoundly grateful to the donors of these magnificent works who have actively supported the Greenwich community for decades and now can be assured that their generosity will inspire and educate generations to come.”

The collection of sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints and photographs spans over a century of European and American art and includes works by noted artists, including Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

“We have collected these artworks simply because we think they are beautiful and we enjoy seeing them every day in our home,” the donors said. “We have lived in Greenwich a long time and what better place to share our collection with the community than the exciting New Bruce.”

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