Bruce was asked to donate one of his tools to the IAE "Instruments of American Excellence Collection" at Western Kentucky University for the permanent collection of The Kentucky Museum.
|A collection of the original instruments by which Americans have achieved extraordinary success.
This unique collection showcases the ordinary means by which Americans from many fields of study have achieved extraordinary things-- the actual "tools" that have shaped the course of this nation's history. Serving to educate and inspire, these items remind us that the actual instruments used by the highest of achievers are not magical or highly unusual, but rather that the attainment of excellence is often achieved only by the imagination and perseverance that personify the American spirit.
|Renowned American sculptor Bruce Gray's phillips head screwdriver in the Kentucky Museum's permanent collection as part of the IAE "Instruments of American Excellence Collection". Gray's sculptures, paintings, kinetic art and functional art has been displayed at many art galleries and museums around the world. His work also appears frequently on television and in movies.|
|Here is a wider shot of a section of the Kentucky Museum's IAE "Instruments of American Excellence Collection". The telescope in the background was used by the famous astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson when he was a teenager.|
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