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Click here to read the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of newscasting, the Member publication of Grounds For Sculpture.


The Member Lounge
Open Hours:
1pm – 4pm (Thursday through Sunday)

Welcoming GFS Members at the Individual level and above, the Member Lounge is a quiet place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends. Located in a bright corner room of the SJCA building and overlooking the pond and gardens, we have created an inviting space for members to take a break with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Come and read the latest museum publications, learn about upcoming programs for members, or connect with a Membership representative.

Over the past few years Grounds For Sculpture has experienced an incredible outpouring of support from the community in the form of increased membership. From 2013 to 2014, Membership has grown by 50%! Your backing of the sculpture park is absolutely vital to the future of Grounds For Sculpture. With the long-term sustainability of both the sculpture park and the membership program in mind, we introduce the following modifications to your membership options and benefits.

Add-On Members
Through your feedback, we have found that many members would like to include more than 2 adults on their membership. Beginning January 1, 2015, new and renewing members will now have the option to add on adults to an existing membership for $60 each and youth ages 6 - 17 at $40 each. This means that the membership benefits that you enjoy for two will extend to each Add-On, including free admission for the year, discounts in the shop and restaurants, event and workshop discounts, and admission to special member only events. With Add-Ons, it’s like adding an Indie member to your membership. Other benefits you enjoy such as your number of guest passes remain the same depending on the level of membership.

Adjustments to Membership Levels
After careful analysis of all levels of membership and their use, we find that only slight adjustments are needed in order to sustain Grounds For Sculpture. Beginning March 1, 2015, an increase in the Individual Plus membership price to $120 will go into effect. Building on the attractiveness of the upper levels, Sustainer and Benefactor levels will not change their price, but will now include 4 adults rather than 2. Tax deductibility of most levels will reflect changes in GFS admission prices, already in effect.