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02/09/2015 Michael Graves: Past as Prologue

For a number of years I have had the good fortune to be in touch with Michael Graves and a few of his principal staff. I always envisioned an exhibition of his work, but it was made a reality on the eve of his firm’s 50th anniversary.

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02/04/2015 Emerging Patrons Circle Invites You to Get Involved

Emerging Patrons Circle Invites You to Get Involved

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02/01/2015 Literature, Libraries and the Arts: A NJ 350th Celebration at Grounds For Sculpture

On October 18th, the New Jersey Center for the Book and Grounds For Sculpture presented a celebration in honor of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary: Literature, Libraries and the Arts: A Vibrant Legacy of New Jersey’s 350 Years.

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01/30/2015 Considerations for Environmental Wellness at Grounds For Sculpture

The dramatic beauty of Grounds For Sculpture’s landscaping, plant choices, the variety of trees and water features suggest the many conscious decisions made to create a place of wonder, quiet awe, and delight

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01/28/2015 My Experience of Grounds For Sculpture, Healing, and Recovery

I have always enjoyed the time I spend at Grounds For Sculpture doing a multitude of things including leading tours and Wellness Walks, helping at special events, and greeting visitors, but I never realized until recently how much I would miss it if I wasn’t there.

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01/22/2015 Wellness and Volunteering

I chose to enter the world of volunteer management because of the impact a lifetime of volunteering has meant to me. In these 10 years, at three different organizations, I have also witnessed the effects of volunteering on other people.

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01/18/2015 Wellness at Grounds For Sculpture Through the Eyes of a Life Coach, an Artist, a Member

Ah, the Grounds, my happy place. What is it about Grounds For Sculpture that soothes the soul and excites the spirit, bringing a sense of wellness without fail? For me, wellness is a feeling of peace and well-being that resonates physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually

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01/07/2015 Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks

Supporting the Holistic Wellness Experience at Grounds For Sculpture

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11/30/2014 A Memorable Memorial

Teri Cox has been an active member of Grounds For Sculpture for many years. She and her husband Bill frequently visited what Teri describes as “one of their favorite spots on the planet” – a bench at a lovely space shaded by a huge Japanese weeping cherry tree across from the Gazebo.

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11/16/2014 Families at GFS

There are lots of fun happenings at GFS for families! The next time you visit the museum, be sure to ask at any information desk for a copy of our current Family Guide.

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11/03/2014 What’s Happening in Volunteer Services?

It would be impossible to capture all that is happening in Volunteer Service at GFS in this space! In March we welcomed a new Manager of Volunteer Services, Nancy Schomburg.

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10/17/2014 How Does Your Garden Grow?

This summer, GFS had the delightful experience of partnering with Isles for their YouthGrow program, which brought underserved students to GFS for tours of the park and hands-on time in the Rat’s garden and kitchen

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10/05/2014 Introducing the Legacy Society

Join the Grounds For Sculpture Legacy Society and help support the organization through planned giving.

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10/02/2014 The Oral History Project at Grounds For Sculpture

This year New Jersey is celebrating the 350th anniversary of its founding.

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10/01/2014 So Many Ways to Engage, as a Volunteer

"As a volunteer for over 14 years, I cannot talk enough about the delightful experiences I have at GFS."

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09/30/2014 DÉJEUNER

Edouard Manet’s large oil painting, Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (6’10” X 8’8”) was rejected, along with the work of many other artists, by the state sponsored Salon of 1863 in Paris.

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09/23/2014 Teatro XI, 1981, by Herk Van Tongeren

Works such as Teatro XI not only reveal Herk Van Tongeren’s great depth as a sculptor known for creating stimulating, yet thought provoking three-dimensional work, they underscore his reputation as a renowned expert in cast and fabricated metal sculpture

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09/19/2014 A Decade of Performance at GFS

The year 2004 is noted for many historical and pop culture happenings – the last Oldsmobile rolled off the assembly line, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918, and NBC’s Friends aired its final episode.

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09/16/2014 The Member Lounge is Open!

Welcoming GFS Members at the Individual level and above, the Member Lounge is a quiet place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends.

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09/02/2014 Partnerships Aplenty in the Education Department

Behind the scenes in 2013, GFS’ Education Department has been working with community organizations on several partnership programs, allowing for shared resources and talent, and enabling each to reach wider audiences while also sharing expenses and seeking new funding sources. Here are just a few of the exciting partnerships in development.

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08/23/2014 Accessibility Upgrades

There have been many new initiatives to continue making GFS a highly accessible site for all individuals.

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08/11/2014 Park Updates: New and Improved Visitor Center

You may have noticed that there has been a lot of activity surrounding the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts (SJCA) as construction has begun to revamp the building into a more functional Visitor Center.

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07/15/2014 Imagining a Sculpture Park

Grounds For Sculpture occupies a small portion (42 acres) of what was once the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Situated between Nottingham Way and East State Street, the Fairgrounds at one time probably covered over three hundred acres.

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07/03/2014 Volunteers-Making A Difference Behind The Scenes

There is something for everyone in the Volunteer Services Department at Grounds For Sculpture! Our volunteers are a diverse group with a variety of interests and talents.

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07/01/2014 Marriott Princeton Forrestal Becomes GFS’ First Business Partner Program Member

Amid a recent flurry of activity surrounding GFS’ new Business Partner Program, we are pleased to give the distinction of being the first to The Marriott Princeton at Forrestal, located at 100 College Road East in Princeton, NJ.

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06/30/2014 The Visceral Moment

While walking through the sculpture park, a visitor might happen to turn the southeast corner of the SJCA building and find themselves in the midst of a sculptural installation consisting of four figurative sculptures by Seward Johnson and an abstract sculpture by E. Calder Powel. What is the meaning of this configuration, and what significance does it hold for the sculpture park?

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06/27/2014 Where Did It Go?

Some sculptures in the GFS permanent collection on occasion seemingly disappear.

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06/26/2014 Initiatives: Connections with Sculpture

In 2013, the Education Department at Grounds For Sculpture began an exciting new program called Connections with Sculpture with the goal of engaging local teachers and students with hands-on learning experiences about sculpture.

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06/24/2014 The Large Sculpture Pad

The Large Sculpture Pad is one of the most popular features at Grounds for Sculpture. On exhibit there you will find George Segal’s Depression Bread Line (1999), Bruce Beasley’s Dorion (1986), and Carlos Dorrien’s The Nine Muses (1990-1997), along with over a dozen other sculptures.

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06/17/2014 Keeping Up With Volunteer Services

With the opening of the new Welcome Center and Seward Johnson Retrospective this spring, changes are also sweeping through the Volunteer Services Department.

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06/06/2014 Enabling Creativity

This winter and spring, Grounds For Sculpture presented a series of art workshops for patrons of Enable, Inc., a nonprofit that supports adults with physical and/or cognitive challenges.

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06/01/2014 GFS Business Partner Program - Memberships for Area Businesses

Join with a special group of business leaders in our community who care deeply about keeping the arts alive in New Jersey! The Grounds For Sculpture Business Partner Program (BPP) represents an exciting and significant partnership between area businesses and art.

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05/15/2014 Grounds For Sculpture Opens New Welcome Center

The newly designed Welcome Center underscores GFS’s commitment to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture.

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05/04/2014 Internationally Renowned Sculptor Seward Johnson Honored with Retrospective Exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture

On May 4, 2014, Grounds For Sculpture will open the largest and most significant exhibition in its history—a presentation of work by its founder, Seward Johnson.

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04/01/2014 Grounds For Sculpture Appoints New Executive Director

On behalf of its Board of Trustees, Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Gary Garrido Schneider...

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01/13/2014 Grounds For Sculpture Welcomes Five New Board Members

Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to the Board of Trustees. Joining the Board will be...

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01/09/2014 A Whole New Visitor Experience Coming Spring 2014

Grounds For Sculpture has been very busy—and will continue to be during the coming months as we work to make all sorts of improvements to better serve you, our guests.

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01/07/2014 Grounds For Sculpture Nominated in 6th Annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards

Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to announce its nomination for Favorite Art Museum in the Sixth Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards.

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