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May 4, 2019

Member Preview Day

Member Preview Day – Saturday, May 4, 2019

Member Preview Day

Member Preview Day is an exclusive opening that gives GFS Members the opportunity to preview the artistic season before it opens to the public! General admission for this event is open to GFS Members only. Gates open at 9:30am. Present your current membership card and photo ID, or join upon arrival. Members may use Guest Passes to bring additional friends and family, or members can purchase guest tickets in-person for $20 each. RSVP not required, but specific programs may require registration upon arrival.

Join us and participate in a variety of unique programming specifically designed to engage and inspire you!

As a member, you'll be among the first to experience Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N.on view May 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Member Preview Day Highlights:

  • New Artwork
  • Meet The Artist
  • Art & Horticulture Tours
  • Performances
  • Art-Making Programs
  • From Our Grounds To Yours: GFS Spring Plant Sale


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

10:30-11:30 am
Artist and Curator Tour
Learn about new exhibition Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. with exhibiting artist Tallur L.N. and GFS Executive Director, Gary Garrido Schneider
Museum Building

12:00-1:00 pm
Artist and Curator Discussion
Exhibiting artist Tallur L.N. and GFS Executive Director, Gary Garrido Schneider discuss works in the new exhibition Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. in the Domestic Arts Building
Domestic Arts Building

12:00 – 2:00 pm              
Sculpture Spotlight: Déjeuner Déjà Vu  
Learn about the history and restoration of Déjeuner Déjà Vu by Seward Johnson, a member-favorite and one of the most popular works in the collection at GFS.
  • Bruce Daniels, former Project Manager for GFS and part of the three-person team originally tasked by GFS founder Seward Johnson with finding the best location for this work in 1994
  • Autin Wright, of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., and lead of the 2019 restoration team

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Close-Looking Conversation
Join staffer Libby Vieira da Cunha for close looking, discussion, and reflection on Tallur L.N.’s dynamic work on view during this one-hour experience. Please note that capacity for this tour is limited.
Register at Guest Services upon arrival
Meet in the Museum Building

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Wood Working Demo
Visit with artist Mike Gyampo as he demonstrates developing wood working skills and self-expression through deconstruction, material usage, and qualitative carving.
Education Studio (Welcome Center)


12 – 2pm
Live music from Soulful Sounds
Van Gogh Café


From Our Grounds To Yours: GFS Plant Sale
Featuring a unique selection of annuals, perennials, as well as a variety of GFS propagated trees, succulents and perennials. Our Horticulturist, Janis Napoli, GFS gardeners and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice. All proceeds from the Plant Sale support GFS’s horticulture and education programs. Please note: membership discounts do not apply to Plant Sale.
Outside of the Welcome Center (by #114 on map)

Season in Sketch
Grab art supplies and sketch something that inspires you today at GFS!
Welcome Center

Summer Film and Music Preview
Catch a sneak peek of the films and music you love, at GFS this summer!
Orientation Room

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 and 1pm
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!


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May 4, 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
2:00 PM
Grounds For Sculpture

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