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Member Preview Day

May 4 2024 10AM–2PM
Onsite, Indoors + Outdoors
Price: Members Only, Free for Members
Slow Motion 1

Member Preview Day is an exclusive opportunity for GFS Members to be among the first to explore the season and new exhibition Slow Motion. Join us and participate in a variety of unique programming specifically designed to engage and inspire you!

Member Preview Day highlights include:

  • Members-only access starting at 10AM
  • Exclusive first access to the new exhibition
  • Meet the curator and exhibiting artists
  • Interactive and art-making activities
  • Horticulture demos
  • Access to the Member Lounge with complimentary beverages
  • First access to Plant Sale selection 10AM–2PM (non-members not until 2PM!)

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.



Family Open Studio | Fabulous Floral Fabric
Drop by the Education Studios and explore the exciting art of eco-printing! Using a hammering technique, fresh flowers and leaves will be hammered onto white fabric. Natural pigments will be released and transferred to the fabric, leaving behind a beautiful print. Each participant will leave with their own eco-printed square of fabric. This drop-in workshop invites all ages to create together.

Education Studio in Welcome Center

New on View: East West Buddha
Learn about new work East West Buddha and meet the artist, Mac Adams.
#816 at gfsmap.org

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 (Harp of David #1) at gfsmap.org
Rain: East Gallery

Meet the Curator of Slow Motion
Curator Patricia Kim will be in the gallery for conversation and questions.
Domestic Arts Building

Meet the Artists of Slow Motion
Exhibiting artists of the new exhibition will be at their works for conversation and questions.
11AM–1PM: Billy Dufala – Outside across from Domestic Arts Building
11AM–1PM: Omar Tate – Domestic Arts Building near Peacock Café
11:30AM & 1:30PM: Colette Fu – Domestic Arts Building – Experience the artist
activate her pop-up book
12PM–1PM: Sandy Williams – Domestic Arts Building – Witness the artist
activate wax monuments with a Member Preview Day-exclusive lighting.
12–2PM: Faith McClellan at Ana Teresa Fernandez’s work Outside on
grounds near #326 on gfsmap.org

Self-Guided Activity: Wishing Tree
Add to a wishing tree and engage with GFS Education staff in the new exhibition Slow Motion.
Domestic Arts Building


5th Annual GFS Plant Sale
10AM–4PM (10AM–12PM: Members’ first access; 2-4PM non-members)
Plant Sale continues Sunday, May 5  (10AM–4PM/sell-out)

Horticulture Demos
12PM and 2:30PM
Enjoy first access to the 5th Annual GFS Plant Sale and hear from the GFS Horticulture staff.
At Plant Sale location


Member Lounge
Enjoy a complimentary beverage and connect with GFS staff. Please note refreshments are not permitted inside the exhibition galleries.

Museum Shop                
Open 10AM–6PM
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.

Program accessibility information available.

Tots For Sculpture | Sunny Butterflies
Saturday, April 20 2024
Herbal Allergy Relief
Saturday, April 27 2024
Family Bird Excursion Tour 
Saturday, April 27 2024

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