Events Calendar

July 4, 2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The garden will be closed on July 4, 2022.

July 5, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Summer Session (June 7-Aug. 30): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
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 – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

July 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Arianne King Comer, photo: Portia Cobb

FREE. Pre-registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Available sessions:
Thursday, July 7, 10 am-12:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Thursday, July 7, 2-4:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Saturday, July 9, 10 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2-4:30 pm
Friday, July 15, 10 am-12:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Friday, July 15, 2-4:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.

Join Arianne King Comer at the dyeing vat as she relates the history of indigo and teaches different resist-dyeing methods, particularly traditional batik, adire (Yoruba), and shibori (Japanese) techniques of designing on cloth.

We began working with artist and indigo advocate King Comer in 2017. Her annual residency, IBILE! Ancestral Call in Cloth, went virtual during the pandemic, but now she is back at Lynden and her outdoor, all-ages studio is under the big tent.

Pre-registration is required. Dress for dyeing and consider bringing your own rubber gloves (dishwashing variety).

Inside the building, visit HEALING COATS, an exhibition organized by King Comer and featuring wearable art made with local refugees, steering committee members, Call & Response artists, and friends and colleagues from across the country. Each “healing coat” incorporates cultural and personal symbols of healing.

July 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Arianne King Comer, photo: Portia Cobb

FREE. Pre-registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Available sessions:
Thursday, July 7, 10 am-12:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Thursday, July 7, 2-4:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Saturday, July 9, 10 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2-4:30 pm
Friday, July 15, 10 am-12:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Friday, July 15, 2-4:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.

Join Arianne King Comer at the dyeing vat as she relates the history of indigo and teaches different resist-dyeing methods, particularly traditional batik, adire (Yoruba), and shibori (Japanese) techniques of designing on cloth.

We began working with artist and indigo advocate King Comer in 2017. Her annual residency, IBILE! Ancestral Call in Cloth, went virtual during the pandemic, but now she is back at Lynden and her outdoor, all-ages studio is under the big tent.

Pre-registration is required. Dress for dyeing and consider bringing your own rubber gloves (dishwashing variety).

Inside the building, visit HEALING COATS, an exhibition organized by King Comer and featuring wearable art made with local refugees, steering committee members, Call & Response artists, and friends and colleagues from across the country. Each “healing coat” incorporates cultural and personal symbols of healing.

July 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meet a Conservation Detection Dog

Free
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join us for a live demonstration and short presentation by Laura Holder, Ernie, and Betty White of Conservation Dogs Collective. Learn what a conservation dog is, what they do, what they find, and see a live demonstration by a Canine Finder as they sniff out bumble bee nests on our property. All ages are welcome to attend, but please leave your personal pets at home.

Learn more about conservation dogs here: conservationdogscollective.org.

About Laura Holder
Laura Holder, CPDT-KA, CNWI is the executive director of Conservation Dogs Collective and Canine Keeper of Ernie and Betty White. Laura’s lifelong fascination with canines, especially their unique ability to work alongside humans, inspires her every day. She loves training and deploying the CDCI Finder-Keeper teams to support clients in their critical conservation efforts. Laura is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with the CCPDT and a Certified Nose Work Instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work. Driven by her boundless curiosity about how dogs think, learn, and detect scent, Laura has been nose-deep in the professional fields of scent-detection, nose work and dog training since 2009. She has presented on the topic of conservation dogs nationally and internationally since 2017, sharing her knowledge and experience with interested audiences ranging from preschoolers to professionals and loves to engage with others to share her passion for this growing industry.

Summer 2022 Dog Days Schedule
May 21, 2022 – 10:30-11:30 am: A Tour of Sticks with Lynden Dogs Floyd and Broonzy
June 18, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Margaret Muza Pops Up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden to Make Tintypes
June 18, 2022 – 11 am-3 pm: Ask a Trainer: Sara Caron on Human/Non-Human Relationships
July 23, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Sarah Gail Luther: Shrinky Dink Charms
August 20, 2022 – 11 am-4 pm: Dogs are Welcome at the HOME Craft Market
September 17, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Margaret Muza Pops Up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden to Make Tintypes
September 17, 2022 – 11 am-4 pm: Dogs are Welcome at the HOME Craft Market

July 10, 2022 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Join 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.

July 10, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sundays, July 10, 17, & 24 | 2–4 pm | *In Person* at Woodland Pattern
Reading & potluck on Suday, July 31 at 2 pm at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

Fee: $100 General | $90 Members of Woodland Pattern and/or the Lynden Sculpture Garden
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online.

Participants will spend three workshop sessions exploring recipes and poems from writers including Gwendolyn Brooks (her signature Frozen Fruit Salad), Lorine Niedecker (A Cooking Book), Thomas Meyer (Corn Close Kitchen), Ronald Johnson (American Table, Simple Fare), Jaime de Angulo (The Hangover Cookbook), and Robin Blaser (Dave’s Fabulous Recipes). We’ll sample Milwaukee Kitchen, a local made-for-YouTube cooking program featuring diverse gatherings of poets, writers, and food scholars. Our sessions will include generative prompts to dish up plenty of new writing, while encouraging recovery of regional recipes and domestic lore. On July 31, participants and their guests are invited to read writings inspired by the course, and food and beverages will be on hand in celebration of the occasion. This final event is free and open to all!

Chuck Stebelton is author most recently of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, 2021). His previous poetry collections include The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005). He served as Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center from 2005 to 2017. He has led workshops and field trips for nonprofit arts organizations and conservancy groups at Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters; Milwaukee Public Library; Woodland Pattern Book Center; Friends of Lorine Niedecker; and Lynden Sculpture Garden. He is currently an ARTservancy artist-in-residence with River Revitalization Foundation and has held residencies at Lynden Sculpture Garden in 2011, 2014, and from 2018 to 2022 ongoing.

July 12, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Summer Session (June 7-Aug. 30): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
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 – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

July 13, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

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Nourish: The Soil
Join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp and collaborator Sevan Arabajian for an evening of full moon nourishment. The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing so we can promote growth in our lives. Just as the garden is illuminated differently under a full moon, so are any obstacles or interferences that are keeping us from our dreams. In their second collaboration of the season, Jenna and Sevan will guide you through an evening of metaphorical tilling and symbolic fertilizing so you can nourish your dreams, desires, and delights. First, Sevan will lead participants through a sound journey to help illuminate any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what is no longer serving us. Enjoying that space as it starts to clear, Jenna will lead a labyrinth walk where participants will be invited to nurture the garden itself by casting fertilizer: taking care of the land, as it holds us in our healing.

Sound baths are an ancient form of healing and deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian, initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India, when he was traveling in the U.S.

The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. We recommend arriving 15 minutes ahead of time to give yourself time to set up and prepare. Please bring something to rest on and to cover yourself with (if you think you’ll want that) for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. A little insect repellent may be in order, too. Fertilizer will be provided in cups for easy casting in the labyrinth.

2022 Sound Bath schedule
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 28
Friday, August 12
Sunday, September 25

July 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Arianne King Comer, photo: Portia Cobb

FREE. Pre-registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Available sessions:
Thursday, July 7, 10 am-12:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Thursday, July 7, 2-4:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Saturday, July 9, 10 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2-4:30 pm
Friday, July 15, 10 am-12:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.
Friday, July 15, 2-4:30 pm - This session is full. Complete registration to be added to the waitlist.

Join Arianne King Comer at the dyeing vat as she relates the history of indigo and teaches different resist-dyeing methods, particularly traditional batik, adire (Yoruba), and shibori (Japanese) techniques of designing on cloth.

We began working with artist and indigo advocate King Comer in 2017. Her annual residency, IBILE! Ancestral Call in Cloth, went virtual during the pandemic, but now she is back at Lynden and her outdoor, all-ages studio is under the big tent.

Pre-registration is required. Dress for dyeing and consider bringing your own rubber gloves (dishwashing variety).

Inside the building, visit HEALING COATS, an exhibition organized by King Comer and featuring wearable art made with local refugees, steering committee members, Call & Response artists, and friends and colleagues from across the country. Each “healing coat” incorporates cultural and personal symbols of healing.

July 16, 2022 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Music Day

FREE
A shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride lot to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. For further information on free transportation options to Lynden, please contact us at info@lyndensculpturegarden.org or call 414-446-8794.

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at the Lynden Sculpture Garden invites you to observe WORLD REFUGEE DAY in a series of outdoor events and programs that celebrate Milwaukee's refugee communities through art, food, fashion, and performance.

For HOME Music Day, emcee Moe Aung, of the Burmese communities, welcomes back returning bands include Congo Gospel Music Band (Congolese), Golden Melody Music Band U.S.A (Burmese), and Samba Da Vida MKE (Afro-Brazilian percussion) and some new participants including Martin Classic (Afrobeat and Bongo Flava) and C&K Music Band (Chin and Karen).

Burmese food will be available for donation to the grassroots efforts for the Myanmar democracy movement (so don’t forget to bring cash!).

PROGRAM
12 pm - Golden Melody Music Band U.S.A. (Burmese)
1 pm - C&K Music Band (Chin & Karen)
2 pm - Martin Classic (Afrobeat and Bongo Flava)
3 pm - Samba Da Vida (Afro-Brazilian percussion)
3:30 pm – Congo Gospel Music Band (Congolese)
Program and timing are subject to change.

Golden Melody Music Band U.S.A. (Burmese) is led by Burmese Muslim Mohammad Hasan alongside volunteer singers and managed by Burmese grassroots community worker Moe Aung. Hasan captures his audience with a nostalgic style and persona, both poised and enigmatic, and with sounds of yesteryear. He plays international music, oldies, and classic rock songs in Myanmar, English and Hindi (Bollywood). Hasan and his rotating band members perform at farmers’ markets, community fundraisers, and practically anywhere that they are called for. At the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Golden Melody has performed at HOME celebrations since 2019. In 2021, inspired by community activism and the Spring Revolution in his homeland and locally, Hasan advised and arranged music for the Spring Star Music Band consisting of musicians from the Karen, Kachin, Chin, and Burmese community.

C&K Music Band (Chin & Karen) was founded in 2020 by Saw Klo Futurestar and Kyaw Mu. Kyaw Mu now leads the band of music lovers from both the Chin and Karen community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They enjoy performing varied genres of music but are most inclined to rock and heavy metal.

Martin Classic (Afrobeat and Bongo Flava) is a Bongo Flava singer-songwriter from Tanzania. Martin found his love for music at a very young age. He started off singing in church choirs, and in his early teens was part of a small group. In 2016, Martin and his family resettled to the United States as refugees. In 2018, Martin released his first solo single called Twaendana along with a music video on his YouTube channel. The song created some buzz for him in the Congolese and Tanzanian communities in America. He gained a following and started performing around the United States. His follow up single, Natetema, was a hit within the African community as well. It was played at African weddings and loved by many. In 2021, Martin released his first EP, a collaboration with artist and life partner Maggie Bushiri, which naturally took the African community by storm. The EP did exceptionally well both on YouTube and on many other digital platforms. Martin has collaborated with other Bongo Flava artists who are household names within the community, including Aslay, Kusah, and more. Martin Classic is currently working on his first solo album, which he plans to release next year.

Milwaukee’s own Brazilian Samba school since 2010 and part of the International Grooversity drumming network spearheaded by Marcus Santos (Grooversity.com), Samba Da Vida MKE (Afro-Brazilian percussion) brings together people of all ages to celebrate the Afro-Brazilian and Carnaval traditions of Salvador da Bahia, Rio, and São Paulo. Directed by Julio Pabón and Bony Plog-Benavides, SDV MKE is featured in parades and performances throughout greater Milwaukee and focuses on maintaining and promoting the rich musical culture of Brazil. https://www.facebook.com/SambadaVidaMKE/

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Congo Gospel Music Band (Congolese) is led and organized by drummer and frontliner Bodack Mondembe. Based at their local church, Congo Gospel Music Band also performs at street and neighborhood events, churches and weddings, and community-led events. They have performed at Beet Street, the annual Fall Harvest Festival by Cactus Club, Friends of Zion worship concert at Benediction Lutheran Church, as well as at HOME World Refugee Day celebrations at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Their album and music video is forthcoming, and their sound, described as rhythmical, upbeat and infectious, is in high demand.

About HOME
HOME is the theme of our work with refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies. The HOME Refugee Steering Committee is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees.

For all HOME 2022 programming, click here.

July 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

gardenhours

FREE

Artist-In-residence Jenna Knapp views the labyrinth as a physical representation of the kinds of spaces that she also holds in her coaching practice. The center becomes a place for not only individual reflection but an opportunity for connection and conversation with the community. During Garden Hours you can find Knapp at the center of the labyrinth (or up on the hill depending on the intensity of the sun) where she lends a listening ear to those who would like to be heard. Walk the labyrinth and set down some of your burdens, share your secrets with someone, or verbalize the dreams you haven't yet brought yourself to say out loud. Insight available upon request. Or just enjoy the charged energy of a shared space, at the center of a winding path.

Schedule

June 22, 2-4 pm
July 17, 11 am-1 pm
August 21, 11 am-1 pm
September 21, 2-4 pm

July 19, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Summer Session (June 7-Aug. 30): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
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 – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

July 20, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual HOME Multilingual Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Multilingual 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, and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. 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 third Wednesday of the month, HOME Multilingual 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.

Download our resource handout for parents, teachers, and advanced readers here.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

To view previous episodes, click here.
January 19: The Day You Begin, written by Jacqueline Woodson, and illustrated by Rafael López, read in Spanish and English
Click here to watch the video.
Activity: Share, Reflect and Play! [Click here to view or download]

February 16: Who Are We?, written by Anneke Forzani, and illustrated by Maria Russo, read in Burmese and English
Click here to watch the video.
Activity: Share and Reflect! [Click here to view or download]

March 16: Paz/Peace, written by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, and illustrated by Estelí Meza, read in Spanish and English
Click here to watch the video.
Activity: Mark the box [Click here to view or download]

April 20: آیا من کوچک هستم؟ /Am I Small?, written by Philipp Winterberg, and illustrated by Nadja Wichmann, read in Dari/Farsi, Pashto and English
Click here to watch the video.

May 18: ¡Solo pregunta!: Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú/Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, written by Sonia Sotomayor, and illustrated by Rafael López, read in Spanish and English
Click here to watch the video.

June 15: Tus Noog Qej Qawg Ntawv/The Paper Crane, written by Molly Bang, and translated by Mao J. Vang, read in Hmong and English
Click here to watch the video.

July 20: Señorita Mariposa, written by Ben Gundersheimer, and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero, read in Spanish and English
August 17: Gimanaadenim/You Hold Me Up, written by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, and translated by Angela Mesic and Margaret Noodin, read in Anishinaabemowin and English
September 21: Vejigante Masquerader, written and illustrated by Lulu Delacre, read in Spanish and English
October 19: Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village, written and illustrated by Sunny Seki, read in Japanese and English
November 16: ?De donde eres/Where Are You From?, written by Yamile Saied Mendez, and illustrated by Jaime Kim
December 21: I'll Build You a Bookcase, written by Jean Ciborowski Fahey, and illustrated by Simone Shin, read in Mandarin and English

July 21, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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4 sessions, 7-8:30 pm:
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022

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

The Lynden/HOME Refugee Steering Committee book discussion group, moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira, is for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We consider works of non-fiction and 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. In May, we will be embarking on a new book, Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque, translated by Zaman Stanizai. Newcomers welcome!

Dancing in the Mosque is an inspiring memoir about one mother’s unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Devastating in its power, Dancing in the Mosque is a mother’s searing letter to a son she was forced to leave behind. In telling her story—and that of Afghan women—Homeira challenges you to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sacrifice, and survival. Her story asks you to consider the lengths you would go to protect yourself, your family, and your dignity.

Dr. Homeira Qaderi is a women’s rights activist originally from Afghanistan. She has published six books in Afghanistan and Iran, some of which have received prestigious awards. Dancing in the Mosque is her first book in English.

We encourage you to read each section in advance (see information below on acquiring the current book). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. The group meets monthly, and we seek the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

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. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

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. We will post that link as soon as we have it. 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
Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir March-May, 2021
Emmanuel Mbolela's Refugee: A Memoir June-August, 2021
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives September-December, 2021
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Admiring Silence January- April, 2022

July 23, 2022 - 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.


Lynden’s Summer 2022 Dog Days

This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Joseph R. Pabst Fund, we are offering special programming during our monthly dog days. This gift came with a prompt: How can we acknowledge the role that dogs played in helping so many of us survive the pandemic?

At Lynden, we were fortunate to be able to reopen the grounds to the public immediately after the initial COVID lockdown, and beginning in June 2020, the number of dogs visiting on dogs days soared. Nor was dog activity confined to dog days: many staff members brought their dogs to work at least occasionally and a few of our dogs became daily fixtures in both the house and the barn. Contractors we work with took to bringing their dogs, too. People called to ask if they could come with their dogs on non-dog days, and others simply showed up and started walking. We shared in the progress of a dog who came for regular rehabilitation sessions, noted the departure of elderly dogs who had been visiting since Lynden’s earliest days, and met new puppies.

The entire Lynden staff became involved in planning this summer’s programs. We thought, of course, about artists, but also about behavior and relationships, and about the environment. We remembered that last summer the August and September dog days aligned with our HOME Craft Markets, and many a human-canine dyad enjoyed strolling among the vendors, checking out the merchandise and meeting new people.

Between May and September, we offer opportunities to enjoy a dog-led tour; to memorialize your dog in an archival-quality tintype or a Shrinky Dink charm; to ask and artist and trainer about human/non-human relationships; to meet a conservation dog; and to share two HOME Craft Days (we know from last summer that Floyd, one of the Lynden dogs, is partial to Burmese noodles).

Summer 2022 Dog Days Schedule
May 21, 2022 – 10:30-11:30 am:
A Tour of Sticks with Lynden Dogs Floyd and Broonzy
June 18, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Margaret Muza Pops Up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden to Make Tintypes
June 18, 2022 – 11 am-3 pm: Ask a Trainer: Sara Caron on Human/Non-Human Relationships
July 23, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Sarah Gail Luther: Shrinky Dink Charms
August 20, 2022 – 11 am-4 pm: Dogs are Welcome at the HOME Craft Market
September 17, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Margaret Muza Pops Up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden to Make Tintypes
September 17, 2022 – 11 am-4 pm: Dogs are Welcome at the HOME Craft Market

July 23, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Free.
Advance registration required. Email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org to reserve a slot.

At our July Dog Day, artist Sarah Gail Luther will make you a one-of-a-kind Shrinky Dink charm from a drawing of your dog. This one requires a little patience. Plan on walking around or picnicking for about an hour while Sarah makes your charm. First, she will photograph your dog, then use the photo to make a sketch on polystyrene, and finally she’ll work the Shrinky Dink magic (invented in Brookfield, according to Wikipedia).

About Sarah Gail Luther
Sarah Gail Luther is a Milwaukee-based artist who lovingly explores and documents the familiar, the average, or the forgotten. The results of these inquiries is always a little different, but often they manifest in drawings, performances, public events, or distributable objects. Her work strives to build an understanding of its subject, not necessarily to elevate it, but to appreciate its intricacies, humor, or humanity.
https://www.sarahgailluther.com/

About Lynden’s Summer 2022 Dog Days
This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Joseph R. Pabst Fund, we are offering special programming during our monthly dog days. This gift came with a prompt: How can we acknowledge the role that dogs played in helping so many of us survive the pandemic?

You can access the complete programming schedule for Summer 2022 Dog Days here.

July 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson--for a work day in Lynden’s natural areas. With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, Lynden provides many opportunities for volunteers, from removing invasives, to planting, weeding, and collecting seeds. Individuals with a few hours to spare and those ready to commit time on a regular basis are all welcome. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

July 26, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Summer Session (June 7-Aug. 30): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
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 – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

July 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson--for a garden work day on Lynden’s grounds. With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, Lynden provides many opportunities for volunteers, from removing invasives, to planting, weeding, and collecting seeds. Individuals with a few hours to spare and those ready to commit time on a regular basis are all welcome. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

July 28, 2022 - 6:45pm - 8:15pm


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

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Grow: The Seed
Join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp and collaborator Sevan Arabajian for an evening of new moon ideation and imagination. The new moon marks the first lunar phase and can symbolize new beginnings in our life. You can use the energy of the new moon to set intentions, imagine the successful completion of your goals, or seed a new idea. Take some time out of your week to relax into a healing sound bath and identify your intention for this new beginning. Then, physically plant your intentions in the native Wisconsin prairie by participating in a meditative seed walk where you'll support the growth of the labyrinth's walls with your powerful intentions.

Sound baths are an ancient form of healing and deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian, initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India, when he was traveling in the U.S.

The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. We recommend arriving 15 minutes ahead of time to give yourself time to set up and prepare. Please bring something to rest on and to cover yourself with (if you think you’ll want that) for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. A little insect repellent may be in order, too. Seeds from the native plants growing in the labyrinth will be provided in the form of small pieces of seed paper for easy planting.

2022 Sound Bath schedule
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 28
Friday, August 12
Sunday, September 25

July 30, 2022 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dance Day

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at the Lynden Sculpture Garden invites you to observe WORLD REFUGEE DAY in a series of outdoor events and programs that celebrate Milwaukee's refugee communities through art, food, fashion, and performance.

Emcee Tessy Sheidun of the Rwandan community is expecting many of HOME Dance Day's previous participants to return to join us for this family-oriented event.

Food will be available for donation (so don’t forget to bring cash!).

The full schedule will be posted shortly.

About HOME
HOME is the theme of our work with refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies. The HOME Refugee Steering Committee is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees.

For all HOME 2022 programming, click here.

July 31, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Join Chuck Stebelton and the participants inKitchen Counter Poetics for a culminating reading and potluck. Free and open to the public.

Learn more about the workshop and register here.


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