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Member Preview Day

May 1 2021 8 AM
Price: Free for Members, reservation required
Member Preview Day 1
Bruce Beasley 'Arpeggio III', 2005, bronze, 148 in x 136 in x 63 in, 1/9, Courtesy of the Artist, © Artist or Artist's Estate, photo: David Michael Howarth Photography

Member Preview Day is an exclusive opportunity for GFS Members to enjoy special access and explore the artistic season. Join us and participate in a variety of unique programming specifically designed to engage and inspire you! Members may use their Guest Passes to bring additional guests.



Member Preview Day highlights:

  • Members-only access starting at 8 AM
  • Exciting new self-guided and digital materials to explore socially distanced onsite or from home!
  • Exclusive access to indoor exhibition spaces and Q&A with Curatorial staff
  • First access to GFS Plant Sale



Member Lounge
8 – 10 AM
Grab a complimentary coffee or tea before you set off to explore the grounds. Please note beverages are not permitted inside the Museum Building. Location: Member Lounge on gfsmap.org

Explorer’s Guides: Bruce Beasley: Sixty Year Retrospective, 1960-2020
Take a closer look at Bruce Beasley’s captivating artwork with specially created Explorer’s Guides. GFS Explorer’s Guides are free online resources for visitors of all ages to investigate, wonder and connect with the collection at GFS.

Introduction to Meditation
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Begin your day with a discussion of heart centered mediation lead by Katie O’Brien. Practice and develop breath work, stretching and awareness to lower stress and find balance. Drop-in program, for all ages. Location: 552 on gfsmap.org

ArtBox: Material Manipulation
10 AM – 12 PM
Explore a variety of sculptural materials and design challenges with a complimentary mini ArtBox. Designed for all ages, families and friends. Limited quantities, one per family or group. Pickup at Main Path near Van Gogh Café Pond (near 142 on gfsmap.org)

Exhibition Q & A
10 AM – 12 PM
Faith McClellan, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, will be in the gallery to answer your questions about the installation of Bruce Beasley: Sixty Year Retrospective, 1960-2020. Location: Museum Building

From Our Grounds to Yours: GFS Plant Sale
10 AM – 4 PM
Now in its second year, GFS’s annual plant sale features a unique selection of annuals, perennials and shrubs, as well as a variety of GFS propagated terrariums, trees and succulents. Our Horticulturist, Janis Napoli, GFS gardeners and volunteers are on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice. Check out the full array of plants available for purchase, as well as a small selection of thrown pottery to take your plant home in! All proceeds from the Plant Sale support GFS’s horticulture and education programs. Location: Parking Lot (P1) on gfsmap.org

Museum Shop
11 AM – 5 PM
Celebrate the reopening of the Museum Shop – GFS Members enjoy 15% off all eligible merchandise!



Please be aware that authorized photographers, commissioned by Grounds For Sculpture, Inc., will be documenting this event. These images are intended to be used for promotional purposes i.e. distribution on the internet, media and corporate publications, as well as for archival purposes. If you prefer not to have your image or likeness used, see a staff member so we can ensure your privacy.

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