Member Events & Trips
Upcoming Member Adventures
MEMBERS' TRIP TO GERMANY
July 21 - 29, 2017
Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience the rare convergence of two extraordinary contemporary art fairs in Germany: Documenta 14, and Sculpture Projects Münster. GFS is delighted to offer its members this once-in-a-lifetime specially-designed tour that features both fairs plus three wonderful days in Germany’s vibrant capital city of Berlin!
Explore miles of sculptures at Sculpture Projects Münster – a renowned international festival that occurs only every 10 years. Discover new sculptural works by over 150 artists from 55 different countries at Documenta – a fair presented only every 5 years. The tour ends in magnificent Berlin, so rich in history and culture, and today the vital core of the European art scene.
Deadline for registration: January 13, 2017
Download the itinerary and registration form here.
Past Member Adventures
DAY TRIP TO WAVE HILL SOLD OUT
April 20, 2016
Join us on this day visit to this exceptional art and garden venue in New York. Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx with breath-taking views overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. We will tour both the gardens and galleries with a catered lunch in between. $95/per person includes bus, admission, lunch and guided tours.
LA BELLE FRANCE: GARDENS ART & INSPIRATIONS SOLD OUT
May 15 - 23, 2016
Find your own inspiration amidst the history and artistry of France. Experience the glamor of the French Riviera. Explore the spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine of Provence, a favorite setting for painters like Vincent van Gogh and writers like Peter Mayle. Then on to Paris, the “City of Light” to relive the golden days of the Belle Époque. Featuring a day trip to Giverny to see Monet’s gardens, plenty of museums, and fine wine and food – this trip has it all!
MEMBERS DAY TRIP: BOAZ VAADIA STUDIO VISIT & BROOKLYN BOTANICAL GARDENS SOLD OUT
June 9, 2016
In conjunction with the upcoming GFS exhibition Boaz Vaadia: Sculpture, join us for this special Members-only day trip to Vaadia’s studio in Brooklyn. Enjoy a 3-course lunch with sculptor Boaz Vaadia and Tom Moran, GFS Chief Curator & Artistic Director, in the popular Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn before continuing to a private tour at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Register Now online, or call (609)-249-0234. Price includes transportation, private tours, and lunch. Registration deadline is May 15th. Price is $175/person includes transportation, private tours and lunch, and guided tours.
MEMBERS' DAY TRIP TO STORM KING ART CENTER SOLD OUT
September 8, 2016
Join us for a day-trip to Storm King Art Center, a celebrated sculpture park in the lower Hudson Valley, New York. Storm King boasts a 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands providing a setting for more than 100 sculptures. This members-only trip is open to current and new GFS members.
Registration deadline: August 15
Register Now online, or call (609)-249-0234. $95 includes transportation, admission and lunch.
MASTERPIECES IN AMERICA’S HEARTLAND: CRYSTAL BRIDGES & KANSAS CITY
October 25 - 30, 2016 SOLD OUT
Celebrate the genius of American art on this journey to Northwest Arkansas and Missouri, unexpectedly dynamic corners of the American heartland. In Bentonville, Arkansas spend two nights at the renowned 21c Museum Hotel, recently named the #10 Top Hotel in the South by Condé Nast Traveler, as well as the #1 Hot New Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. Spend a full day exploring Alice Walton’s world-class Crystal Bridges Museum, designed by Moshe Safdie and spanning centuries of American masterworks.
Over the course of three days in Kansas City, enjoy inside looks at the renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the magnificent Kansas City Sculpture Park, plus extraordinary contemporary art collections at the Kemper Museum and Nerman Museum. Other highlights include the residence/studio of acclaimed Missourian artist Thomas Hart Benton and the dazzling contemporary architecture of the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts.
Space is limited! Download the itinerary here.
For more info about our upcoming Members-only trips, contact Claire Cossaboon at 609-249-0234 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Member Preview Day is a special opening that gives members the opportunity to spend the whole day previewing the upcoming artistic season before it opens to the public. Join us for a variety of unique programming designed to engage and inspire you!
Member Preview Day programs include access to featured artists and guest speakers, performances, educational workshops and family activities, film screenings, guided tours, and more!
The next Member Preview Day will take place Saturday, May 6 from 10am – 2pm. General admission for the day is open to GFS Members only. Members can use Guest Passes to bring additional friends or family members, and they can purchase guest tickets for $18 each. RSVP’s are not required, but specific programs require registration. Gates open at 9:30am. Present your current membership card, or join upon entry.