Events Calendar

Repeats every day until Tue Jan 09 2018 . Also includes Tue Feb 06 2018, Tue Mar 13 2018, Tue Apr 10 2018, Tue May 08 2018, Tue Jun 05 2018, Tue Jun 19 2018, Tue Jul 17 2018, Tue Aug 28 2018.
January 9, 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 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 9 - Winter Surprise
February 6 - Friends
March 13 - Signs of Spring
April 10 - Garden Creations - Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
May 8 - Blooming
June 5 - Leaping
June 19 - Leaping
July 17 - Abuzz
August 28 - Splashing Color

Repeats every week until Wed May 16 2018 .
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 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. 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 May 17 2018 except Thu Mar 29 2018.
January 11, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 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.

January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Fee: $30/$25 members - includes an autographed copy of The Widows of Malabar Hill, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and admission to the sculpture garden. Register 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 Sujata Massey, author of The Widows of Malabar Hill, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Saturday, January 13, 2-4 pm.

About The Widows of Malabar Hill

Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with an Oxford, legal education, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women’s legal rights.

Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen examines the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X—meaning she probably couldn’t even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah—in strict seclusion, never leaving the women’s quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger.

Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India’s first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth, Perveen Mistry.

About the Author

Sujata Massey is the author of thirteen novels, two novellas, and numerous short stories. Her work is published in seventeen countries. Her novels have won the Agatha and Macavity awards and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark prizes. Sujata writes a modern mystery series set in Japan starring the young female amateur sleuth Rei Shimura, and suspense and mystery fiction set in late British colonial India featuring different heroines.

Sujata was born in England to parents from India and Germany, and was raised mostly in St. Paul, Minnesota, although her home for more than a quarter century has been Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a B.A. in the Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University and was a features reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper before becoming a full-time novelist. More information: http://sujatamassey.com/

January 14, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:30pm

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Fee: Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

What better way to experience Lynden in the winter than by lantern light? Join Jeremy Stepien in the art studio beginning at 3 pm for this popular annual family workshop to make a lantern (or bring your own). Visitors of all ages can enjoy designing and decorating lanterns made from recycled jars and tea light candles. Embellishments include tissue paper collage, punched-tin lids, and reeds and wires (for handles). Make your own or work together to create a lantern for your group.

At 5 pm we embark on a lantern-lit walk through the garden, led by naturalist Naomi Cobb. She will guide you safely through Lynden's back acres, introducing you to the mysteries and unique features of outdoor life after dark. We'll end with a bonfire and hot cider.

The garden will open at 10 am as usual; the walk will begin at 5 pm.

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Repeats every day until Mon Jan 15 2018 . Also includes Thu Mar 29 2018.
January 15, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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School's Out Art Drop-in with Extended Hours
Monday, January 15, 2018, 12-5 pm
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 12-5 pm
Ages 6 and up
$16/$12 members
With many schools closed for the holiday, we're offering an extended Art Drop-In session.
Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

For more information on Weekly Art Drop-In, click here.

January 17, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 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. 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.

January 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Winter Light
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9 am-2 pm
Ages: 6-15
Fee: $45/$35 members

Gary John Gresl’s installation, The Body Farm at Lynden, considers the ephemerality of the materials he uses to make his assemblage sculptures and, by extension, the works themselves. We will visit these shrine-like works with the artist to observe the effect of the winter climate on the installation. In the studio and workshop, we will use found objects to make our own hibernal installations. We’ll make candles in the studio and use hand tools in the shop to fashion wooden candelabra.

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.

January 18, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 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.

Repeats every day until Sat Jan 20 2018 . Also includes Sat Feb 17 2018, Sat Mar 17 2018, Sat Apr 21 2018, Sat May 19 2018, Sat Jun 16 2018, Sat Jul 21 2018, Sat Aug 18 2018, Sat Sep 22 2018, Sat Oct 20 2018, Sat Nov 24 2018, Sat Dec 15 2018.
January 20, 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.

January 24, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 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. 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.

January 25, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 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.

January 27, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Fee: Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Prices for nonmembers: $9 general admission and $7 students & seniors. Kids under 6 are free. Family passes for nonmembers will be available at the door for $20.

Lynden welcomes winter with a day of art-making, studio activities, face-painting, poetry reading, Bonsai, scavenger hunts, zine-making, tree and forage walks, and whatever other winter activities--ice skating, painting the pond, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing--the weather permits, sponsored by Davey Tree Expert. This year the highly participatory, artist-driven carnival is curated by Basha Harris and Ethan Kastner of Yours Truly.

Check back: we're still updating the schedule!

Schedule

10 am-4 pm 30 Sculptures with Helen Hawley
10 am-4 pm Flow Chart
10 am-4 pm Bonsai Winter Care
10 am-4 pm Face Paint + Drawing Station
10 am-4 pm Gary John Gresl Pop Up Sculpture
10 am-4 pm Mystery Scavenger Hunt
10 am-1 pm Magic School Bus + Co.
10 am-1 pm Winter Zine-der-land
10:30 am-11:30 am Winter Foraging Walk
11:30 am-1 pm Tree Climbing Demo with Davey Tree
12 pm-4 pm Tintype Portraits
1 pm Tree Walk with Linda Stehman
1 pm-4 pm Dip Candle Making
1 pm-4 pm Sketchbook Making
2 pm-4 pm How Would You Dance?

10 AM-4 PM: 30 SCULPTURES WITH HELEN HAWLEY
Artist Helen Hawley will install 30 movable sculptures across the grounds. Learn more about her work here: http://www.helenhawley.com/

10 AM-4 PM: FLOW CHART
Lynden Sculpture Garden Artist-in-Residence Chuck Stebelton leads a group reading of John Ashbery’s book-length long poem, Flow Chart. Lend your reading voice to any of Flow Chart’s six (approximately) one-hour sections, or enjoy listening for a while.

10 AM-4 PM: BONSAI WINTER CARE
Members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society will be working on several of the trees in the bonsai collection at Lynden during the day. Tasks will include some trimming, wiring and general clean up of the trees. A good opportunity to explore the winter care of bonsai.

10 AM-4 PM: FACE PAINT + DRAWING STATION
Drop by the indoor drawing station to practice your drawing skills. Activities include Clown Face Paint, Blind Contour Drawing and Jenna Knapp's Self-Care Coloring Station.

10 AM-4 PM: GARY JOHN GRESL POP UP SCULPTURE
Artist-in-residence Gary John Gresl creates a one-day Winter Carnival pop up near the picnic tables that asks: "When a bench is not a bench... Can we separate the shape of objects from the functions we have learned they perform?"

10 AM-4 PM: MYSTERY SCAVENGER HUNT
Use clues to find ceramic treasures hidden around the sculpture garden.

10 AM-1 PM: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS + CO.
Create garments out of recycled plastic bags and emergency blankets with Basha Harris. In the afternoon we will embark on a journey through a Magic School Bus, created using the same materials.

10 AM-1 PM: WINTER ZINE-DER-LAND
Helene Fischman and Carmen Quinlivan take over the residency studio to for a morning of collaborative zine-making. We'll be generating source materials -- collages, drawings, and more -- to be displayed and ultimately copied and assembled as zines and maps.

10:30 AM-11:30 AM: WINTER FORAGING WALK
Lynden Land Manager Claire Hitchcock Tilton leads a Winter Foraging Walk. We'll cover the grounds of Lynden and learn to identify edible plants in the depths of winter, as well as their potential uses.


11:30 AM-1 PM: TREE CLIMBING DEMO WITH DAVEY TREE

Winter Carnival sponsors Davey Tree will give a demonstration of the techniques their arborists use to climb tall trees in the winter.

12 PM-4 PM: TINTYPE PORTRAITS
Get your portrait taken Tin-Type style courtesy of Betty Brinn Children's Museum! This technique creates beautiful and rich results with its unique chemical process.


1 PM: TREE WALK WITH LINDA STEHMAN

Join Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Stehman for a tour of Lynden's trees, including unusual varieties such as Shagbark Hickory, European Beech, Amelanchier or serviceberry, Bald Cypress, Dawn Redwood and more. The tour will begin on the patio.

1 PM-4 PM: DIP CANDLE MAKING
Warm up in the art studio and make candles the old-fashioned way, by dipping a string in wax. This activity is designed as a drop-in and is open to all ages (young children may need parental assistance).

1 PM-4 PM: SKETCHBOOK MAKING
Ethan Kastner, Savanna Brummel and Madeline Vogt teach you how to make and bind your own sketchbook.

2 PM-4 PM: HOW WOULD YOU DANCE?
We'll take the "Magic School Bus" from the morning's workshop for short tours around the grounds that seek to answer this question: if you were this sculpture, how would you dance?


About the Curators

Basha Harris received her BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is a founder and resident artist of Yours Truly Community Studio, located in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A jeweler and metalsmith by trade, Harris ingrains education and social justice in her artistic practice through collaboration and engagement. She is moved by both utilitarian and art objects, and works to develop functional solutions regarding a multitude of urgent civil issues.

Ethan Kastner is a multidisciplinary artist living + working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Peck School of the Arts in 2017, where he focused on printmaking, community art, and ceramics. He currently creates functional ceramics + organizes events at Yours Truly, a studio in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee.

Yours Truly is a community art space in the heart of Riverwest that houses the private studios of seven local artists including metalsmiths, designers, ceramicists, printmakers and fibers artists. More info: https://www.yourstrulymke.com

January 28, 2018 - 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.

January 31, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 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. 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.


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