Events Calendar

April 11, 2021 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Click here to register. Online registration for May 9 is closed; register in-person or by phone at 414-446-8794

Join poet and birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

About the Artist

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for conservancy groups and arts organizations including Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Milwaukee Audubon Society, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He edits Partly Press for Lynden Sculpture Garden and is currently a participant in Lynden's residency program.

April 12, 2021 - 7:00pm

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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 Stephanie Dray, author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette, to Milwaukee for a virtual, BYOS (bring-your-own-snack) event on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7 pm.

Fee: Tickets are $5 plus sales tax and ticket fee or you can upgrade to admission-with book. Books can be picked up at Boswell or for an additional fee, shipped out be USPS media mail. $5 from each ticket will be donated back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Registration: Purchase tickets for the virtual event here.

For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women…
A founding mother…
1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband’s political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must choose to renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
A daring visionary…
1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Astor Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing–not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France and delivering war-relief over dangerous seas, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what’s right.
A reluctant resistor…
1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan’s self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become. Intricately woven and beautifully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we find from standing together in honor of those who came before us.

About the Author

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Now she lives near the nation’s capital with her husband, cats, and history books.

April 13, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment and a confirmation after payment is received OR a notification that you have been placed on the waiting list for the session(s) you have requested. Register online now.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full. To be added to the waitlist, complete registration here.
March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3- Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

April 14, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Lynden-ClaudiaOrjuela-HOMEStorytime

FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every second Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

September 9: Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela
Recording: https://vimeo.com/455907180
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Fold & Illustrate Your Own Book [Click here to view or download]

October 14: Stepping Stones: A refugee family's journey, written by Margriet Ruurs with artwork by Nizar Ali Badr, read in Arabic and English, with Hanan Refugee Relief Group and in partnership with Islamic Resource Center
Recording: https://vimeo.com/467098798
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Pack for Your Trip [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Drawing with found materials: Turning Pebbles into Pictures [Click here to view or download]

November 11: The Border: My Journey with Papa, written by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva, and illustrated by Claudia Navarro, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/476691344
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Breaking Boundaries: Create A Window Mural [Click here to view or download]

December 9: Le Seigneur de la danse/The Lord of the Dance, written and illustrated by Véronique Tadjo, read in French and English, in partnership with the Program in French, Dept. of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, UWM and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/488633984
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Celebrate identity and culture: Create a paper bag mask [Click here to view or download]

January 13: Rene tiene dos apellidos/Rene Has Two Last Names, written by René Colato Laínez, and illustrated by Fabiola Graullera Ramirez, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/498481345
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Fill in the Blanks & Draw! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Investigate trees through sensory observation [Click here to view or download]

February 10: Going Home, Coming Home/Về Nhà, Thăm Quê Hương, written by Truong Tran, and illustrated by Ann Phong, read in Vietnamese and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/509033334
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Creative Play in the Snow [Click here to view or download]

March 10: Tomorrow/Ghadan, written and illustrated by Nadine Kaadan, read in Arabic and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/520153759
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Paper Airplanes for a Better Tomorrow [Click here to view or download]

April 14: Four Feet, Two Sandals, written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, and illustrated by Doug Chayka, read in English; and Biaka sauvée!, written by Adrienne Yabouza, illustrated by Zaü, read in French.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/536512672
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Fill in the Blanks & Draw! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Investigate trees through sensory observation [Click here to view or download]

May 12: Mama the Alien/Mama Extraterreste, written by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacamara, read in Spanish and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/547665430
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Explore Your Alien Self - A Drawing Activity [Click here to view or download]

April 14, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

April 14, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Conversations with Ourselves

FREE
This is a virtual event.
Watch live on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Sumeya Osman (USA) in conversation with Joyeux Mugisho (Uganda)
Wednesday, May 12, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Paul Vang (Milwaukee, WI) in conversation with May June Paw (Milwaukee, WI)
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Kim Khaira (Milwaukee, WI, USA) in conversation with Komeil Zarin (Malaysia)
Wednesday, July 14, 7:00pm-7:30pm: Komeil Zarin (Malaysia) in conversation with Amal Haj Sleman (Malaysia)

As we approach World Refugee Day 2021, Lynden’s community engagement specialist Kim Khaira will screen interviews from our HOME: Conversations with Ourselves series on one Wednesday evening each month on our Facebook page. HOME: Conversations with Ourselves is an interview project of the HOME steering committee at Lynden. The interviews were designed to give voice to refugees and began as part of the virtual work on the HOME platform in 2020. Interviewers are refugees who have resettled to the United States, and their interviewees include both friends and family who are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as those who remain overseas. These interviews are reflections of relationships and conversations that we continue to have long after resettlement; they explore issues that our refugee friends and family members continue to face as they remain in their country of origin or interim country.

April 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

April 21, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: This discussion takes place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Lynden and the HOME Refugee Steering Committee begin the new year by launching a book discussion group for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We will consider works of non-fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees.

We encourage you to read each book in advance (see information below on acquiring the current selection). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. We expect the group to meet bimonthly, and we will be seeking the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

We continue the series with Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir. Yang, a well-known and enigmatic storyteller and a Hmong refugee herself, portrays the experiences of refugees resettled to the Twin Cities in a collection of stories. This collective refugee memoir covers cultural, political, and personal commentary, and the journey that brings refugees from their country of origin, from Cambodia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Somalia or Russia, to Minnesota, the highest number of refugees per capita in the United States.

As part of our HOME work at Lynden, we are making the book available without charge to book discussion group participants. If you would like us to purchase a copy of the book for you, please indicate this when completing the registration form. Books must be requested no later than April 1. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211.

If you prefer to support your local public library by borrowing the book, you can find Milwaukee County libraries here or other local libraries here. If you would like to purchase the book yourself, Boswell Books will be offering it at a 10% discount to book group participants. The book can be purchased at the store (you will find it among the book club selections) or on the Boswell website with the 10% book club discount already applied. Here is the link to purchase via Boswell: https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781250296856. Please check Boswell’s website to check the availability of the book, and to confirm hours and delivery options.

PREVIOUS READINGS
Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You
January/February 2021 - Reading Guide

April 25, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

In collaboration with Tables Across Borders

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On Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/LyndenSculptureGarden/
Like the Lynden Facebook page to be notified when we go live!

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at Lynden and Tables Across Borders invite you to join us for the fourth episode in our (virtual) bimonthly community cooking series. Tables Across Borders is a global food tour collaboration highlighting local refugee chefs and the cuisines and cultures of refugee communities in Milwaukee. The community cooking series is an opportunity for chefs across cultures to share tips and recipes from their own cuisines while also allowing us to explore how cuisines cross-pollinate as people migrate and need to adapt techniques and ingredients in a new homeland. Cooking is a place where we interact, exchange, borrow, and invent and imagine new ways of being with each other. In this episode, we feature head chef Tahani Fadel from Syria as she creates decadent desserts such as Harisi, also known as Semolina cake, with participating chefs from various refugee communities in Milwaukee, including Tables Across Borders chefs Ifrah Yusuf (Somali), Abebech Jima (Ethiopia), Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia (Rohingya), Paw May June (Karen), and Zinath and Abdul Ghafar (Burmese). Sponsored by Our City of Nations (OCON).

Visit the HOME virtual platform at https://www.home-at-lynden.org for recipes and to sign up for the HOME e-list.

More about Tables Across Borders
Coordinated by Kai Gardner Mishlove, Tables Across Borders is a global food collaboration highlighting the cuisines of refugee chefs by linking great chefs together and creating connections to Milwaukee-area restaurants, such as Amilinda, The Tandem, Tricklebee Café, and beyond.
More information available at https://www.facebook.com/Amilindatandemtricklebee/

April 27, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment and a confirmation after payment is received OR a notification that you have been placed on the waiting list for the session(s) you have requested. Register online now.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full. To be added to the waitlist, complete registration here.
March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3- Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

April 28, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.


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