Events Calendar

Repeats every day until Tue Jan 17 2017 . Also includes Tue Feb 14 2017, Tue Mar 14 2017, Tue Apr 18 2017, Tue May 16 2017, Tue Jun 06 2017, Tue Jul 11 2017, Tue Jul 25 2017, Tue Aug 08 2017, Tue Aug 22 2017, Tue Sep 05 2017, Tue Sep 19 2017, Tue Oct 10 2017, Tue Oct 24 2017, Tue Nov 07 2017, Tue Dec 05 2017.
September 5, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Naturalist Naomi Cobb offers programs for the very young and their parents or caregivers that explore a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons.

We limit the size of the group for these programs; therefore payments are non-refundable. We understand that naps and illness can interfere with attendance, so if you contact us prior to 10 am on the morning of your scheduled session (you can leave a message at 414-446-8794), we will transfer your payment to another session, enrollment permitting.

Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children from birth through age 4, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and the manipulation of art materials. Activities for both sessions each month are similar.

Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

Schedule:

January 17 - Feed the Birds
February 14 - Lovely Day
March 14 - Adventure
April 18 - Nesting
May 16 - Springtime
June 6 & 13 - Pond Friends
July 11 & 25 - Flower Power
August 8 - Wings - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
August 22 - Wings - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
September 5 & 19 - Hiding Places
October 10 & 24 - Seeds
November 7 - Tree Adventure
December 5 - Winter Fun

Repeats every day until Sun Sep 10 2017 . Also includes Sun Oct 01 2017.
September 10, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am

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Chuck Stebelton, left, with fellow poet and birdwatcher Nathaniel Tarn

September 10 with Chuck Stebelton & Renato Umali, 8:30 am-10 am
October 1 with Chuck Stebelton & Portia Cobb, 8:30 am-10 am

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder Chuck Stebelton returns to Lynden for fall bird walks, and he's brought friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Chuck Stebelton is author of two full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. He was Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern from 2005 to 2017. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in Lynden's residency program.

On September 10, Stebelton's guest is Renato Umali, an artist, musician and educator. Umali composed the score for artist Cecelia Condit's recent two-channel video installation at Lynden, Tales of a Future Past.

On October 1, Stebelton is joined by filmmaker Portia Cobb, a current Lynden artist-in-residence, whose conceptual work, Rooted: The Storied Land, Memory, and Belonging, draws on her South Carolina roots to respond to and extend the narrative first created by Fo Wilson when she imagined a 19th-century enslaved woman and what she might collect in her living quarters.

September 10, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should work with an adult.

Stamping is a form of printmaking, and we invite you to drop into the studio for this all-ages introduction to rubber stamp-making. We will create our own personalized rubber stamps from start to finish, and then try out some stamping on paper. You can take your stamp home to use on handwritten letters and envelopes, or to include in your own stationery design.

September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

CarmenMurguia

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Writer and activist Carmen Alicia Murguía celebrates her 25th anniversary as a poet with a reading, talkback, and book signing at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Carmen's books, CDs, poems, and prints will benefit the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

About Carmen Murguía

Carmen Alicia Murguía’s life was transformed when she carried a “box of thoughts” 350 miles to Minneapolis and turned these thoughts, observations, and experiences into her first five poems. These landed her in the prestigious Loft Literary Center’s INROADS: Emerging Chicano/Latino Writers Mentorship Program under the direction of Sandra Benítez. 

Carmen is the author of five collections of poetry: The Voices Inside: Mi Alma, Mi Cuerpo y Mi Espiritu (1993), Brown Pride (2002), the new carmen/la nueva bizet (in this opera our heroine lives) (2008), and LOVE! Poetry and a Short Story (2012). A POEM FOR ALL MY PEOPLE is her first collaboration with Gabriela Riveros, a Paraguayan-American Illustrator and empanada enthusiast who “gets it!” Carmen’s poems also appear in Between the Heart and the Land/Entre El Corazon y La Tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest, edited by Brenda Cardenas and Johanny Vazquez Paz (MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2001), Revolution & Reclamation, edited by Angie C. Trudell Vasquez (artnightbooks, 2014), I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin; Three Decades of Hispanic Writing, edited by Oscar Mireles (cowfeather press, 2014), and LATINA LIVES IN MILWAUKEE, edited by Theresa Delgadillo (University of Illinois Press, c. 2015). Carmen also produces events centered around readings and creative writing workshops, and has introduced famed authors Jewelle Gomez, E. Lynn Harris, Sandra Cisneros, Oscar Hijuelos, and Richard Blanco.

Carmen is the recipient of PrideFest Milwaukee’s Stonewall Leadership Award for her 20-year commitment to Milwaukee’s LGBT Community; a Milwaukee County Art Futures Fellowship Award; and the Charles D. Productions, Inc. HIV/AIDS Minority Communities Outreach Award. Carmen has been a conference presenter and a contributing writer for Latino and LGBT publications nationwide.

Repeats every week until Wed Dec 13 2017 .
September 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every week until Thu Dec 14 2017 .
September 14, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

September 17, 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

enameling

Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects ranging from wearable items to small bowls. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

September 19, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Naturalist Naomi Cobb offers programs for the very young and their parents or caregivers that explore a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons.

We limit the size of the group for these programs; therefore payments are non-refundable. We understand that naps and illness can interfere with attendance, so if you contact us prior to 10 am on the morning of your scheduled session (you can leave a message at 414-446-8794), we will transfer your payment to another session, enrollment permitting.

Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children from birth through age 4, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and the manipulation of art materials. Activities for both sessions each month are similar.

Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

Schedule:

January 17 - Feed the Birds
February 14 - Lovely Day
March 14 - Adventure
April 18 - Nesting
May 16 - Springtime
June 6 & 13 - Pond Friends
July 11 & 25 - Flower Power
August 8 - Wings - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
August 22 - Wings - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
September 5 & 19 - Hiding Places
October 10 & 24 - Seeds
November 7 - Tree Adventure
December 5 - Winter Fun

September 20, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

September 21, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Mon Jan 16 2017 . Also includes Sat Feb 18 2017, Sat Mar 18 2017, Sat Apr 15 2017, Sat May 20 2017, Sat Jun 17 2017, Sat Jul 15 2017, Sat Aug 19 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017, Sat Oct 21 2017, Sat Nov 25 2017, Sat Dec 16 2017.
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, we encourage picnicking. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 18 2017 . Also includes Sat Aug 12 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017.
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Raku with Katheryn Corbin

Sessions: Saturday, September 23. Sessions are standalone; sign up for any one. If you'd like to develop more skills/projects, sign up for multiple sessions.
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our e-list for information on upcoming workshops.

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, keeping the goodness in the container. We will spend a day at Lynden with artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Instead of river mud, we will use sigillata, a form of deflocculated clay to seal our pots. The pieces will sun dry and will be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing.The blackened surfaces result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon. This 'reduction' atmosphere is popular today in raku reduction firing.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work as well as the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

Attendance at sawdust firing voluntary, but you will need to return at a later date to pick up your pots.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, figure sculptor and artist-in-residence at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. As part of her residency, she will be offering a series of workshops based on Native American ceramic practices. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

September 24, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Free

The Lynden Sculpture Garden joins Doors Open Milwaukee for the first time, with a day of free tours and activities. Explore on your own with self-guided scavenger hunts, orienteering challenges, and plein air painting. Or, take one of many short tours during the day. Artists, docents, and staff will introduce you to their favorite sculptures, the back acres, the pollinator gardens, the bonsai exhibition, the conservation shop, and a variety of behind-the-scenes spots in the house and barn. More information: http://www.doorsopenmilwaukee.org/

September 27, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

September 28, 2017 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Register online now.

Color: Contrast and Camouflage
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9 am-2 pm
Ages: 6-15
Fee: $45/$35 members

Nature uses color to signal or for protection. We will look at the ways that color is used in art and nature to mimic, camouflage, and attract. Collecting fall leaves and other natural materials, we’ll sort them into a color palette and use them to create ephemeral seasonal sculptures.

Registration deadline for all Homeschool Days is one week prior. Space is limited, please register early.
Dress appropriately for the weather; much time will be spent outdoors in all seasons.

For more information on Homeschool Days, click here.

September 28, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

WSS Min Jin Lee, 9/28/17

Fee: $31/$26 members - includes an autographed copy of Pachinko, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and admission to the sculpture garden. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Thursday, September 28, 7-9 pm.

About Pachinko

Pachinko is a tour de force following one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame and ruin them. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard- won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

There is a long and troubled history of legal and social discrimination against Koreans living in Japan. While writing Pachinko, Min Jin (who herself was born in Korea before moving to the United States) lived in Japan with her husband and son and interviewed dozens of ethnic Koreans about their family histories. Pachinko itself is a popular type of adult pinball game, which originated in Japan in the first half of the twentieth-century. Struggling to find their place in Japanese society, Sunja’s family finds work in the pachinko business and attempts to build their lives in a new land.

About the Author

Min Jin Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the “Top 10 Novels of the Year” for the Times (London), NPR’s Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts. Her writings have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Times (London), Vogue, Travel + Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York City with her family. For more information, please visit her website at www.minjinlee.com, or follow her on Twitter @minjinlee11.


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