Events Calendar

Saturday, May 14 2022

May 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


World Bonsai Day is for sharing the peaceful, living art of bonsai and advancing international friendship and goodwill throughout the world. We celebrate World Bonsai Day by re-opening the Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden. Visitors are welcome to stop by the bonsai patio to observe world-class bonsai artist Suthin Sukosolvisit as he conducts a workshop for the bonsai volunteers who staff the pavilion at Lynden. Suthin will focus on refinement of the exhibit bonsai: the skills to keep “finished” trees looking their best are very different from those needed to develop a new bonsai. Born in Thailand, Suthin and his wife operate the Royal Bonsai Garden in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

Thereafter, the Bonsai Pavilion, which houses the collection of the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation, will be open to the public Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am-4 pm, and by appointment, from May to October.

May 14, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Photo: Kim Khaira

Upcoming sessions:
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Fee: Free.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden's narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She has been a Community Health Worker for many years and draws on her experience as an herbalist, yogini, reiki practitioner, full-spectrum doula, writer, artist, and mother to help uplift Communities of Culture throughout Wisconsin. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. Angela’s residency project at Lynden, Materia Medica of the Ancients: Connecting to Beauty, Blessings, and Breath draws on her personal journey of decolonization and cross-cultural learning to honor Indigenous teachings from around the globe.

May 14, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Saturday, April 16, 2022, 10-11:30 am
Saturday, May 14, 2022, 2-3:30 pm

Fee: $10/$5 members per session
Registration: Registration is closed.

Join choreographer and artist-in-residence Daniel Burkholder for an experiential workshop exploring the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden through practices of presence.

From September 2020 through May 2021 Burkholder was on site weekly (1-2+ hours) using various mindfulness and movement exercises to create On-Site: Lynden, a dance-on-video. In this workshop, Burkholder will lead a walk around the grounds, giving participants an opportunity to explore some of these practices themselves. These simple mindfulness exercises focus on developing a greater connection to place, as well as cultivating ease of mind and body. Different exercises will be shared in each of the two workshops; feel free to sign up for either one or for both. Dress comfortably for moving outdoors.

About the Artist
Daniel Burkholder choreographs, improvises, performs, teaches, designs lights for theatrical performances, and practices the Feldenkrais Method and Mindfulness. His choreographic/improvisational work spans theatrical performances, site-specific events, immersive media, and screendance, and has been presented at numerous venues throughout North America and internationally. His current work includes: On-Site, a series of embodied screendance experiments; Embodied Truth: finding ways to move together, a collaboration with Kimani Fowlin examining race and gender through the lens of parenting; and, act/re/act, a podcast exploring improvisation through conversations with remarkable artists. Burkholder is currently an associate professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the director of the MFA in Dance program.

May 14, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Photo: Daniel McCullough
Photo: Daniel McCullough


There can be no reconciliation and healing without remembering the past.
— Bryan Stephenson

Join artist Scott Alves Barton for an artist talk about his current Lynden exhibition, Buried in the Heart: A Repast for Angels and Martyrs. A reception will follow the talk.

A major aspect of honoring the dead and the living is encapsulated in the foods and meals of mourning, ebó (offertory), sacraments, and gustatory rites for both entities. The repast is foundational as a site of memory to generate a protocol that fosters and enshrines collective memory. Our repast rites for the dead are concurrently touchstones for the living: providing a bridge between the realms, and an ongoing dialogue with our heritage traditions. In this exhibition of artefacts and video, food scholar and chef Scott Barton has created a literal and symbolic repast that individually and archetypically honors the deaths of Ahmaud “Maud” Arbery, Breonna Shaquelle Taylor, and George Perry Floyd Jr., and the maiming of Jacob S. Blake Jr. By creating and sharing a meal we also honor the multitude of individuals killed by state sponsored or private violence. This repast, begun during the hard lockdown, focuses on dishes that the four individuals would have enjoyed eating or cooking. The repast was shared with four of Barton’s neighbors--Charles Daniel Dawson, Marie Dutton Brown, John Pinderhughes, and John Dowell, all Harlem elders--also in the roles of individuals and archetypes. Within their lives and their works, these four individuals are dedicated to civil rights, Black culture, the politics of identity and respect for Black life, and restorative justice.

The exhibition remains on view through May 29.

This is a Call & Response event.

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