Lynden Sculpture Garden
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June Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In June, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed), and remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

By - May 20th, 2016 11:46 am

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors. Members and children under 6 are free. Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house. All events listed below are free with admission unless otherwise indicated. Memberships are available.

HOURS

In June, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed), and remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

Through June 5, 2016
WOMEN, NATURE, SCIENCE
KIM CRIDLER: THE DESCRIPTIVE LINE
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/women-nature-science-kim-cridler-descriptive-line

Trained as a metalsmith, Kim Cridler creates works that utilize the history, making, and meaning of objects of utility and ornamentation. At Lynden, she will be showing large arboreal pieces in steel, bronze and beeswax, as well as drawings and some smaller works. Cridler uses drawing as a practice of “noticing,” and this directly informs her recent work, in which the steel wire or rod becomes a line of inquiry into form, content, and the potential of narrative. Kim Cridler will be in Milwaukee for an artist talk on Friday, May 27 at 1:30 pm.

June 26-October 30, 2016
FO WILSON: ELIZA’S PECULIAR CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/fo-wilson-elizas-peculiar-cabinet-curiosities

Chicago-based artist Fo Wilson unveils Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities on the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden. The full-scale structure is both wunderkammer and slave cabin; it imagines what a 19th-century woman of African descent might have collected, catalogued and stowed in her living quarters. What did she find curious about the objects and culture of her European captors? Southern plantation life? The natural world around her? Researched with historical accuracy, but represented in the past, present and future simultaneously, Eliza–animated by an Afro-Futurist vision that embodies a hopeful version of an African American future–presents an imagined collection of found and original objects, furnishings and artifacts.

With Eliza’s Cabin, Wilson positions the Black imagination as an essential element in Black survival and self-determination. The fictional Eliza not only assumes the role of collector, anthropologist and naturalist; as curator of her wunderkammer she asserts her right to creative and artistic forms of social commentary about her time and her captors. Through Eliza–and the materialization of her interior world–participants have the opportunity to experience history from the point of view of the “other,”as well as through the eyes of an artist who takes history as one of her materials and employs contemporary media and installation strategies to disrupt the viewer’s assumptions about the institution of slavery.
In the gallery, Fo Wilson will be exhibiting her ongoing series, P.S. I love You.

EVENTS

DOCENT-LED WALKING TOUR
Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 2:30-4 pm
Fees: $12/adults; $8/students, seniors age 62 and up, and active military–all with ID; $8/children aged 6-17. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/docent-led-walking-tour

In the summer months the Lynden Sculpture Garden offers docent-led tours. Walking tours take place the first Sunday of the month, 2:30 pm-4 pm: June 5, July 3, August 7. We also offer patio tours, ideal for those with limited mobility, which take place the third Sunday of the month, 2:30-3:30 pm. Advance registration required for all tours; the registration deadline is noon the prior Friday.

WHOSE SLEEVES (TAGASODE BYOBU) READING & CELEBRATION
Friday, June 10, 2016 – 6 pm
Free and open to the public.

Join the participants of Whose Sleeves (Tagasode Byobu): A Workshop with Ed Roberson (see below), for a reading and reception.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Enjoy a walk among the sculptures at Lynden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

DOCENT-LED PATIO TOUR
Sunday, June 19, 2016 – 2:30-3:30 pm
Fees: $12/adults; $8/students, seniors age 62 and up, and active military–all with ID; $8/children aged 6-17. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/docent-led-patio-tour

In the summer months the Lynden Sculpture Garden offers docent-led tours. Patio tours, ideal for those with limited mobility, take place the third Sunday of the month, 2:30-3:30 pm: June 19, July 17, August 21. We also offer walking tours, which take place the first Sunday of the month. Advance registration required for all tours; the registration deadline is noon the prior Friday.

FO WILSON: ELIZA’S PECULIAR CABINET OF CURIOSITIES OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 3-5 pm
Free and open to the public.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fo-wilson-elizas-peculiar-cabinet-curiosities-opening-reception

Chicago-based artist Fo Wilson unveils Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities on the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden. The full-scale structure is both wunderkammer and slave cabin; it imagines what a 19th-century woman of African descent might have collected, catalogued and stowed in her living quarters. What did she find curious about the objects and culture of her European captors? Southern plantation life? The natural world around her? Researched with historical accuracy, but represented in the past, present and future simultaneously, Eliza–animated by an Afro-Futurist vision that embodies a hopeful version of an African American future–presents an imagined collection of found and original objects, furnishings and artifacts.

With Eliza’s Cabin, Wilson positions the Black imagination as an essential element in Black survival and self-determination. The fictional Eliza not only assumes the role of collector, anthropologist and naturalist; as curator of her wunderkammer she asserts her right to creative and artistic forms of social commentary about her time and her captors. Through Eliza–and the materialization of her interior world–participants have the opportunity to experience history from the point of view of the “other,”as well as through the eyes of an artist who takes history as one of her materials and employs contemporary media and installation strategies to disrupt the viewer’s assumptions about the institution of slavery.
In the gallery, Fo Wilson will be exhibiting her ongoing series, P.S. I love You.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN: TAI CHI PLUS – HARMONIZING WITH NATURE
Wednesdays, June 1, 18, 15, 22 & 29, 2016 – 5:30-7 pm
Fee: Each five-class session is $50/$25 members. Drop-in rate: $12/$7 members.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tai-chi-garden-jun-2016

It’s summer and there are many places to enjoy outdoor yoga and tai chi classes in Milwaukee, but the Lynden Sculpture is unique. Our classes are set among 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, pond and woodland, and because they are taught by artists, awareness of this environment has become a central part of their teaching practice at Lynden. In Tai Chi Plus, Angela Laughingheart combines the soft moving sequences of Tai Chi and Qigong with readings from the Chinese classics, bringing mind and body in harmony with nature.

WET ON WET WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH COLIN MATTHES
Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wet-on-wet-watercolor-painting

In this workshop we will follow in the steps of J. M. W. Turner, Marlene Dumas, and Peter Doig. Using Lynden’s landscape as subject and wet on wet watercolor as medium, we will make paintings that focus on the ephemeral nature of the wet on wet process and a personal interpretation of the landscape. This workshop is open to beginners as well as experienced painters (who are welcome to bring their own watercolors).

WHOSE SLEEVES (TAGASODE BYOBU): A WORKSHOP WITH ED ROBERSON
Monday-Friday, June 7-10, 2016 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $200/$185 for members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern (one discount only).
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/ed-roberson

The Lynden Sculpture Garden and Woodland Pattern offer Whose Sleeves (Tagasode Byobu), an intensive workshop with writer-in-residence Ed Roberson. In addition to the scheduled hours, each participant will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Ed Roberson for individualized feedback and discussion of his or her work. The workshop will begin with a reading by Roberson at Woodland Pattern on June 5 at 2 pm, and will culminate in a reading by participants, followed by a reception, at Lynden on Friday, June 10 at 6 pm.

Whose Sleeves (Tagasode Byobu) refers to both a poetic genre and a genre of Japanese still life painting in which human figures are absent, leaving only garments and other objects that bear the trace of those who left them. In this workshop we’ll take this idea and play with it, imagining the absence present in the objects and landscape that adorn the Lynden Sculpture Garden – its ecology, the siting & placement of the art works, and the built structures will allow us to explore the fingerprint of the human; the empty sleeve.

BONSAI FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN
A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 10 am-12 pm
Fee: $60/$55 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This is the price for an adult/child pair, and includes one tree to take home. Children should be in grades 2-5.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-parents-children-june-2016

At Lynden, we think of bonsai as one of the most intriguing intersections of art and nature. This is why we have joined with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society to host some of their exhibitions and informal showings of bonsai, as well as hands-on workshops for all-ages. A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Creating and caring for a bonsai combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture; it develops an appreciation for the world of trees and the world of three-dimensional artmaking. In this hands-on workshop, you and your child will learn the basic principals and techniques of bonsai design, creating your very own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container.

FOR KIDS: TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN, BONSAI FOR TEENS

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 3 or under; additional children $4 each).
Tuesdays, June 7 & June 14 – 10:30-11:30 am
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-in-the-garden-2016

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 a nature program that explores a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and manipulation of art materials. The theme for June is many legs.

BONSAI FOR TEENS
A WORKSHOP WITH THE MILWAUKEE BONSAI SOCIETY
Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 1-4 pm
Ages: Entering grades 6-9 in fall 2016.
Fee: $60/$55 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This price includes one tree to take home.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/bonsai-teens-june-2016

At Lynden, we think of bonsai as one of the most intriguing intersections of art and nature. This is why we have joined with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society to host some of their exhibitions and informal showings of bonsai, as well as hands-on workshops for all-ages. A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Creating and caring for a bonsai combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture; it develops an appreciation for the world of trees and the world of three-dimensional artmaking. In this hands-on workshop for teens entering grades 6-9, you will work one-on-one with an experienced bonsai teacher to learn the basic principals and techniques of bonsai design, creating your own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container to take home.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE

June 13-August 31, 2016
Ages 20 months-15 years
Fees vary.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/camps

Lynden’s art and nature camps for children aged 20 months to 15 years integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Led by artists, naturalists, and art educators, the camps explore the intersection of art and nature through collaborative inquiry and hands-on artmaking, using all of Lynden’s 40 acres to create a joyful, all-senses-engaged outdoor experience. Camps conclude with an informal showing for family and friends. Join us for a summer of art and nature!

COMING UP IN JULY

Summer camps continue throughout July, including week-long camps Forest Architect and Pond Voyage. We are offering several workshops, including Raku ceramics with Katheryn Corbin (July 9), a Lynden Lawn and Garden Series workshop with Sharon Morrissey focused on key pests of landscape plants (July 9),enameling with Leslie Perrino (July 10), and Bonsai for Beginners with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society (July 16). Heather Eiden leads Yoga in the Garden: Yoga Plus – Slow Looking, Saturday mornings (beginning July 9) and Angela Laughingheart returns for session 2 of Tai Chi Plus – Harmonizing with Nature, Sunday mornings (beginning July 10). Eleanor Brown, author of The Light of Paris visits the Women’s Speaker Series on July 19 (we’ll be serving French snacks). The docent-led walking tour is July 3; the patio tour — ideal for those with limited mobility — is July 17. The theme for Tuesdays in the Garden (July 19 & 26) is eggs. Dogs (and their humans) are welcome July 16. We end the month with our annual Planetary Picnic (July 27), which includes an astronomy talk by Robert Powell, planet gazing, a dusk walk with Naomi Cobb, plus some treats. Fo Wilson’s outdoor installation Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities will be on view as well as exhibition P.S. I Love You in the gallery; watch for a performance by cellist Tomeka Reid, the first of a series of performances scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition, on July 8.. The teachers who participate in our annual Innovative Educators Institute will mount an exhibition of their projects following this summer’s session on Emplacement; the opening reception is on July 29. The sculpture garden will be closed on Monday, July 4.

ABOUT THE LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN

The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. The sculpture garden is open to art and nature lovers of all ages from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). During the summer months, the garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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