Events Calendar

September 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The garden will be closed for the holiday.

September 11, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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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 5, 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 9 - Winter Surprise
February 6 - Friends
March 13 - Signs of Spring
April 10 - Garden Creations
May 8 - Blooming
June 5 - Leaping
June 19 - Leaping
July 17 - Abuzz
August 28 - Splashing Color
September 11 - Prairie Life - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
October 9 - Colors at Lynden
November 6 - Cozy Places
December 11 - Winter Trees

September 12, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 2018
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.

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 13, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2018
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 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Anna Grosch

Free.
Parking: Please park at the Park & Ride located just to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. A free shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride and Lynden beginning at 10 am. If you require handicap access, you may park in the lot at Lynden, but please notify us in advance by calling 414-446-8794.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is delighted to be partnering once again with Wisconsin Urban Wood to present Urban Forest Fest 2018. Urban Forest Fest brings together a range of individuals and organizations with an interest in sustainability--and particularly in the fate of the trees that surround us in our urban and suburban neighborhoods. Through exhibitions, demonstrations, presentations--and plenty of family-friendly hands-on activities and entertainment--we will tell the log-to-table story of urban wood and the many uses for these local trees after they are cut down. Help us spread the word about the role of locally produced wood in a sustainable forest cycle, climb a tree, or just stop by to enjoy the sculpture and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. Other activities include sawmill demonstrations, urban wood furniture makers, an info fair, and hands-on art and nature activities.

Schedule

10 am-4 pm Urban Wood Info Fair
10 am-4 pm Urban Wood Furniture Makers
10 am-4 pm Urban Wood Purveyors
10 am-4 pm Blocks & Stumps Play Area
10 am-4 pm Tree Scavenger Hunt
10 am-3 pm Kids' Tree Climb with the Wisconsin Arborist Association
10 am-1 pm Wood Block Printing
11 am Sawmill Demonstration
12 pm Tree Walk
1 pm Sawmill Demonstration
1-4 pm Nature Prints
1-4 pm Spoon Carving Demonstration
1:30 pm Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
2-4 pm Stick Painting
3 pm Sawmill Demonstration

Sponsored by:
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September 16, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

A Workshop with Bruce Knackert

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Fee: $10/$5 members
Registration: Registration is closed. For info on future sessions, sign up for our email newsletter.

Bruce Knackert manages Lynden's indoor collection of paintings, small sculpture, and works on paper. In the Conservation Framing series, he demonstrates framing practices and pitfalls for works on paper to help you speak knowledgeably to framers and preserve your own collection. In this session, Knackert talks about the five factors harmful to artwork on paper (light, acid, relative humidity, temperature, pests) and expands on the techniques and materials used to counteract these factors using examples from the Lynden collection.

About Bruce Knackert
For the past 30 years, Bruce Knackert has worked at a number of university art galleries, art museums, a natural history museum, and a private art gallery. He received a BFA in studio art from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and an MA in painting and drawing from Ball State University where he held an assistantship in the registration and preparation departments.

September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 pm.

Make your own aromatherapy inhaler at this drop-in workshop. Choose from a variety of essential oils to make the ideal blend for your current wellness needs. Whether you choose a blend that encourages rest and relaxation, combats allergies and congestion, or fights fatigue, this workshop will inspire you to make your own blends at home. Click here for more information on Self Care Sundays.

About The Self Care Studio

The Self Care Studio is a platform that illuminates the practice of self-care techniques through a variety of mediums. The studio’s online presence shares daily positive reminders in our social media-driven culture. By posting illustrations and texts the studio aims to promote self-kindness in times of healing, radical self-forgiveness, and prioritizing ourselves with mantras such as “self-care is not selfish.”  The Self Care Studio also exists in the physical world as a pop-up shop. It sells self-care merchandise and facilitates workshops that provide a variety of hands-on sensory projects that encourage us to carve out time for ourselves by slowing down in the present moment. The Self Care Studio is a project of artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp.

Schedule:
September 16: Aromatherapy: DIY Essential Oil Inhaler

October 28: Meditative Drawing

November 18: Bind-Your-Own Gratitude Journals

December 9: Aromatherapy: DIY Healing Herbal Tub Tea

September 19, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 2018
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.

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 20, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2018
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 22, 2018 - 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.

September 23, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

FREE
More information: http://www.doorsopenmilwaukee.org/

The Lynden Sculpture Garden joins Doors Open Milwaukee for 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.

September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Women's Speaker Series: Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of Undiscovered Country, September 20, 2018

Fee: $30/$25 members - includes an autographed copy of Undiscovered Country, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and admission to the sculpture garden. Come early to stroll the grounds. Register by phone at 414-446-8784.

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 Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of Undiscovered Country, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Monday, September 24, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About Undiscovered Country

In 1932, New York City, top reporter Lorena “Hick” Hickok starts each day with a front page byline—and finishes it swigging bourbon and planning her next big scoop.
But an assignment to cover FDR’s campaign—and write a feature on his wife, Eleanor—turns Hick’s hard-won independent life on its ear. Soon her work, and the secret entanglement with the new first lady, will take her from New York and Washington to Scotts Run, West Virginia, where impoverished coal miners’ families wait in fear that the New Deal’s promised hope will pass them by. Together, Eleanor and Hick imagine how the new town of Arthurdale could change the fate of hundreds of lives. But doing what is right does not come cheap, and Hick will pay in ways she never could have imagined.

Undiscovered Country artfully mixes fact and fiction to portray the intense relationship between this unlikely pair. Inspired by the historical record, including the more than three thousand letters Hick and Eleanor exchanged over a span of thirty years, McNees tells this story through Hick’s tough, tender, and unforgettable voice. A remarkable portrait of Depression-era America, this novel tells the poignant story of how a love that was forced to remain hidden nevertheless changed history.

About the Author

Kelly O’Connor McNees is the author of Undiscovered Country, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, The Island of Doves, and In Need of a Good Wife, a finalist for the 2013 Willa Award. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Toast, and in Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology. Born and raised in Michigan, Kelly lives in Chicago with her family. Learn more at https://www.kellyoconnormcnees.com/.

September 26, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 2018
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.

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 27, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2018
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 29, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

A Talk and Tasting with Scott Alves Barton and Portia Cobb

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Artist-in-residence Portia Cobb and chef and food scholar Scott Alves Barton talk about the history and culinary transformation of foods of foods as they travel across the African Diaspora, touching on Africa, Milwaukee, the South, the Caribbean, and Brazil. They will prepare examples of some of the foods to share. This is a Call & Response event.

September 30, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Birding with Poet Chuck Stebelton and Friends

August 26 with Chuck Stebelton & Eddee Daniel
September 30 with Chuck Stebelton & Gina Litherland

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder Chuck Stebelton continues his series of bird walks at Lynden this fall, and he's bringing friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous 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, Woodland Pattern Book Center, and Interfaith Older Adult Programs. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in Lynden's residency program.

September 30, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Raku with Katheryn Corbin

Sessions: Sunday, September 30 & Saturday, October 6, 2018. 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: Space is limited, advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Online registration is closed for the September 30 session. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

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, and figure sculptor. She offers 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. Her exhibition, Migrant, was on view at the Lynden Scupture Garden, February 25-May 27, 2018.


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