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October 27, 2018

Member Preview Day: Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Exhibition Season

Member Preview Day is an exclusive opening that gives members the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the artistic season! GFS Members enjoy special programs, such as artist-led tours and talks, performances, art-making demonstrations, and more.


10:30 am – 12 pm          
HortiSculpture Tour
This uniquely designed docent-led tour explores the relationship between the art and landscaping at GFS. Register at Guest Services upon arrival

11 – 11:30 am   
Meet the Artist: James Carl in his exhibition oof
East Gallery

11 – 11:30 am   
Meet the Artist: Michael Rees in his exhibition Synthetic Cells
West Gallery

11 am – 1 pm    
Creative Connections: Drawing
Experiment with dynamic mark-making materials, tools, and techniques with educator and artist Shawn Allen-Dela Rosa in this drop-in workshop.
Education Center Classroom

11:30 am – 12:15 pm    
A Horticulturist’s Favorite Trees
Learn about trees to love in the GFS collection during this walking tour with GFS Horticulturist, Janis Napoli. Tour leaves from Museum Building. 
Register at Guest Services upon arrival

12 – 12:45 pm  
New Sculpture: Harp of David #1
Learn about newly enlarged and installed Harp of David #1 by Dina Wind with Project Coordinator, Sue Dunsmoor. Hear from John Wind, son of Dina Wind, about his mother’s work and legacy. 
Meet at #552 on GFS map

12 – 2 pm           
Cardboard Materials Investigation
In this drop-in workshop, explore pattern, symmetry, and process with Patrick Krzyzanowski, James Carl’s assistant on oof.
East Gallery

1 – 2 pm              
Artist Talk
Hear from exhibiting artists James Carl, Michael Rees and Masayuki Koorida, with Tom Moran, GFS Chief Curator.



Drop in to our cozy lounge to preview our upcoming documentary film selections from our exhibition-inspired curated film series, Film for Thought, coming up this winter. And check out a reprise screening of a few of our favorite short films from the 2018 Outlet Dance Project: Dance on Film Festival, a celebration of site-specific dance from around the world.
Orientation Room

12 – 2pm
Moot Davis with Bill Corvino
2018 Courtyard Concert Series artist, and Trenton-based singer-songwriter, Moot Davis returns to GFS in this stripped-down, acoustic engagement – just for Members! Tap your feet and enjoy his Americana inspired songs, edged in good old rock and roll.
Location: TBD


Members’ Musings
Be among the first to view this 9th annual exhibition showcasing the artistic talents of GFS members.
Education Gallery

SmART Cart   
Search the garden for the GFS SmArt Cart, a mobile station exploring the connections between art and science, sharing info and hands-on experiences related to our artwork and horticulture!
In the garden

Walk-In tours
Leave from Welcome Center at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm   
Register at Guest Services upon arrival

Member Lounge              Open 10:00am – 4:00pm
Enjoy a complimentary refreshment, pick up a Member Discovery Tour, & connect with GFS staff.

Museum Shop                   Open 10:00am – 6:00pm
GFS members receive 15% off eligible in-store purchases on Member Preview Day (consignment items excluded; cannot be combined with other sales or discounts).

Present your membership card and enjoy a 10% Member discount at the Peacock Café, the Van Gogh Café, and Rat’s Restaurant!

October 27, 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
2:00 PM
General admission is open to GFS Members only. Members can use Guest Passes to bring friends or family or purchase guest tickets for $18 each. RSVP’s are not required, but specific programs require pre-registration upon arrival. Gates open at 9:30am. Present your current membership card or join upon entry.

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