After a seventeen-year career as director of the Bruce Museum, Peter Sutton is moving toward his retirement. During his tenure, he dramatically advanced the Bruce’s mission, transforming it from a institution of local interest to one of the most dynamic museums in the region. Before Sutton became director of the Bruce Museum in 2001 he lead the Wadsworth Athenaeum.
Peter Sutton, a long-time member of CODART, has curated multiple exhibitions on Dutch art at the Bruce Museum and other American institutions, such as Drawings by Rembrandt, his students and circle from the Maida and Georg Abrams collection (2011), Reclaimed: paintings from the collection of Jacques Goudstikker (2009), Vermeer and the Delft style (2008), and Pieter de Hooch, 1629-1684 (1998). He also wrote the 1980 catalogue raisonné on Pieter de Hooch.
The Bruce Museum’s Board of Trustees has formed a Transition Committee to steer the museum through its leadership succession and to conduct a national search for a new Executive Director.