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Member Preview Day

April 22 2023 10 AM - 2 PM
Price: Members Only, Free for Members
Member Preview Day 4
'Local Voices' Retreat, Feb. 4, 2023, photo: Monica Herndon

Member Preview Day is an exclusive opportunity for GFS Members to be among the first to explore the season and new exhibitions Local Voices: Memories, Stories and Portraits and Spiral Q: The Parade. Join us and participate in a variety of unique programming specifically designed to engage and inspire you!


Member Lounge

10AM – 4PM

Enjoy a complimentary beverage and connect with GFS staff.

Horticulture Tours

Throughout the day

Join our Horticulture staff (Janis Napoli, Horticulturist; Cat Swiderski and Jen Mothes, Horticulture Assistants) for a closer look at the gardens and what’s to come this season.

Register at Guest Services upon arrival to GFS

Ceramic Studio

10AM – 12PM

Drop by the Ceramic Studio and meet with Education staff to experiment with clay, tools, and explore hand-building techniques in this open experience for all ages and levels of experience.

Museum Building

Gallery TalkLocal Voices: Memories, Stories, and Portraits


Lead Artist Madhu Bora and Co-Curators Kathleen Ogilvie Greene & Quentin Williams share the stories behind the stories in creating this intimate exhibition.

Domestic Arts Building

Tai Chi Workshop


Join staff from veteran-owned Dao Concepts and keep that drive to maintain a healthy lifestyle through the practice of Sun Style Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese art that blends exercise with stress reduction.

Near #552 at gfsmap.org  (Rain: East Gallery)

Sneak Peek at Cloud Swing


Learn about the installation of this brand new interactive, accessible sculpture! Faith McClellan, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, will be at the site to discuss the plans and answer your questions.

Near #615 on gfsmap.org

Gallery Talk | Spiral Q: The Parade      


Meet the staff of Spiral Q, with Co-Curators Kathleen Ogilvie Greene & Quentin Williams, who will be in the gallery to answer your questions. Learn their process working with communities to create puppets, banners, and artworks for civil rights protests.

Domestic Arts Building

Museum Shop               

Open 10AM – 5PM

GFS Members enjoy 10% off all merchandise in the Museum Shop. Be sure to show your eMembership card at check-out.


GFS Members enjoy 10% off dining at the Van Gogh Café and Rat’s Restaurant. Be sure to show your eMembership card at check-out or to your server.

Guest Passes

Members may use their Guest Passes to bring additional guests. To ensure capacity is safely managed at GFS, Members and Guest Passes require a free reservation to visit on weekends.

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