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December 2014
Rat's Event
New Year's Eve at Rat's Restaurant
31
Fling out the older year and ring in the new with delicious food and wonderful company at Rat’s Restaurant
January 2015
Rat's Event
New Year's Day Brunch
1
On January 1st (New Year’s Day), we will serve the hair of the dog and delicious food to start your New Year off right.
Family
Storytime in the Galleries
6
Space is limited; first-come, first-serve.
Bring the kids for treasured tales and a hands-on art project.
Family
Tots on Tour!
10
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops designed for 3-5 year olds.
Family
Ice Sculpture Demos
11
This talented group of artists will amaze you with what and how they create!
Rat's Event
Cooking Classes at Rat's: The Cuisines of Asia
12
Join Rat’s Culinary Team for the fifth season of cooking classes at Rat’s Restaurant.
Literary
GFS Book Club
25
Join the GFS Book Club to meet fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads!
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Designing a Strong Photo Composition
29
Explore how multiple perspectives and the elements of design are used to create strong photographic compositions.
February 2015
Family
Bundle Up! Family Tour
3
This special tour for families will feature outdoor sculptures loved by kids and adults alike.
Family
Storytime in the Galleries
3
Space is limited; first-come, first-serve.
Bring the kids for treasured tales and a hands-on art project.
Artist Lecture
Design Talks by Michael Graves Group Product Designers
7
How do products go from concept to reality? Explore the fascinating world of product design!
Family Festival
GFS DESIGN CHALLENGE: Part 1
7
Don’t miss your chance to try your hand at being a product designer!
Rat's Event
Cooking Classes at Rat's: The Regional Cuisines of France
9
Join Rat’s Culinary Team for the fifth season of cooking classes at Rat’s Restaurant.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Getting to the Heart of Blending Tea
14
Join staff from Tea-For-All™ to learn the theories behind blending tea for taste and beauty.
Family
Tots on Tour!
21
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops designed for 3-5 year olds.
Literary
GFS Book Club
22
Join the GFS Book Club to meet fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads!
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Winter Photowalk
26
Join us for a class wandering the 42-acres of whimsical, unique, and inspirational sculptures and landscape.
Family Festival
GFS DESIGN CHALLENGE: Part 2
28
Design Display & Voting
Don’t miss your chance to try your hand at being a product designer!
Artist Lecture
Artist Talk: MICHAEL GRAVES
28
Seating is limited.
This is a unique opportunity to learn the stories behind Michael Graves’ architecture and products from the master himself. 
March 2015
Art Salon
Art Salon: BRUCE LINDSAY
5
A relaxed and stimulating opportunity to share ideas and fine food at Rat’s Restaurant with GFS artists and your fellow patrons of ...
Artist Lecture
Focus on Sculpture Juror's Talk with Frank Peluso
7
Frank Peluso, juror for this year’s Focus on Sculpture, will discuss his selection process and the photographic works on view.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Less is More - Painting with a Limited Color Palette
7
Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28
Explore plein air painting using the invaluable practice of working with a limited color palette.
Film
FILM FOR THOUGHT: Objectified
8
Sunday Matinees at GFS!  This pioneer film series features unique and specially curated selections.
Family
Tots on Tour!
14
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops designed for 3-5 year olds.
Film
FILM FOR THOUGHT: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
15
Sunday Matinees at GFS!  This pioneer film series features unique and specially curated selections.
Member Event
Trip to Palm Springs and Laguna Beach, CA
17
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE!
Beat the winter blues and nurture your artistic and healthy lifestyle!
Film
FILM FOR THOUGHT: Unfinished Spaces
22
Sunday Matinees at GFS!  This pioneer film series features unique and specially curated selections.
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
24
Tour the famed Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Sculpture Studies - The Evolution of Seeing
26
Thursdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton
Member Event
Visit the Home and Studio of Michael Graves
27
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE!
A rare opportunity to get an insider’s look at the personal and professional spaces of Michael Graves.
Family Festival
Artists in Action
28
Rain or Shine!
Part of what makes Grounds For Sculpture so remarkable are the many outstanding artists who have studios here!
Literary
GFS Book Club
29
Join the GFS Book Club to meet fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads!
April 2015
Workshop
A Perfect Pot of Tea
4
1 - 3pm
It’s a tea time workshop!
Tour
Architect's Walk with Brian Carey
4
Tour the park with Brian Carey, Grounds For Sculpture’s talented architect and landscape designer.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
7
Beginning at 6:30pm
Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight!
Art Salon
Art Salon: MICHAEL REES
9
Join us for a fascinating discussion of how formal sculptural concepts and new media technologies are influencing each other.
Concert
A Tribute to Bob Dylan
10
Celebrate Michael Graves’ melodic inspiration with the music of his muse, Bob Dylan...
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Pigmenting Paper
11
Take a hands-on approach to investigating the works of Jae Ko and Lauren Clay with this unique paper-making process.
Family
Tots on Tour!
18
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops designed for 3-5 year olds.
Family Festival
Day at the Fair
19
Bring the whole family to celebrate our down home roots as the site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds!
Member Event
Day Trip to Longwood Gardens
21
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE!
Say hello to spring with a trip to one of the premier horticultural display gardens of our region.
Family
Family Drop In: Landscape-Inspired Poetry
25
In honor of Earth Day!
Create poems inspired by Mother Nature and the beautiful landscape surrounding you.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Paint Out Princeton at Grounds For Sculpture
25
In honor of Earth Day!
Art al Fresco! In partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton.
May 2015
Art Salon
Art Salon: JAE KO
7
Join Korean-born guest artist Jae Ko for a fascinating discussion of her current East Gallery installation, Shiro.