Lynden Sculpture Garden
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March Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In March, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).

By - Feb 21st, 2017 11:51 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 March, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).

A NOTE ON ICE SKATING

We will offer ice skating on one of the ponds at Lynden on Saturdays and Sundays when weather and ice conditions permit. Please visit us on Facebook for ice skating updates.

ON VIEW IN THE HOUSE

March 4-June 25, 2017
WOMEN, NATURE, SCIENCE | CECELIA CONDIT: TALES OF A FUTURE PAST
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/women-nature-science-cecelia-condit

Fear and displacement are central to Cecelia Condit’s work, which dissects the entanglements that connect self, society, and the natural world. Condit is a storyteller, particularly of psychologically inflected contemporary fairy tales, whose work–like all the best fairy tales–oscillates between beauty and the grotesque, innocence and cruelty. Her videos document the frailty of personal identity in the face of the primordial unknown that sits just outside the frame, a charged space loaded with irony and danger.

Condit’s exhibition at Lynden reflects her increasing interest in landscape and the natural world. Her most recent two-channel installation, Tales of a Future Past (2017), explores extinction through the story of a lone giraffe who collects small animal forms that evoke treasured memories, hope, innocence, and grief. When an aggressive zebra crosses her path, the giraffe’s fragile world is threatened. In Tales, Condit considers time and space in relation to landscape and our planet, moving from the insistently personal to the universal, and from fairy tale to myth. Also on view will be virtuosic photographs that subvert scale and time to create fictitious landscapes.

EVENTS

FABRIC FEST FOLLOW-UP
Tour of “Fabric of Survival” and Permanent Collection at Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Tour: 5:30-7 pm
Program: 7-9 pm
Fee: $12 (includes admission to the museum, tour, and public program)
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/fiber-fest-follow-up

As a follow-up to our February Fiber Fest, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee is offering a private guided tour for Lynden members and friends of their current exhibition, Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Niesenthal Krinitz and of their permanent collection. The tour will be followed by a program, Diversity in Cloth: Culture and Catharsis. The program focuses on the way fabric artists and everyday crafters have innovated to create expressions of resilience in fabric when confronted with traumatic experiences. Panelists include Nina Edelman, Maikue Vang, and Ethel White.

OPENING RECEPTION
WOMEN, NATURE, SCIENCE | CECELIA CONDIT: TALES OF A FUTURE PAST
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 3-5 pm
Free and open to the public.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/women-nature-science-cecelia-condit-opening-reception

Join Cecelia Condit for the opening of her exhibition, Tales of a Future Past. Condit unveils her latest two-channel video installation and a series of photographs of imagined landscapes.

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE, AUTHOR OF A PIECE OF THE WORLD
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 2-4 pm
Fee: $30/$25 members – includes an autographed copy of A Piece of the World, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/ChristinaBakerKline

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads, is joined by Boswell Books as she continues her series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women. A Piece of the World is the story of Christina Olson, the complex woman and real-life muse Andrew Wyeth portrayed in his 1948 masterpiece Christina’s World, the iconic painting that now hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In A Piece of the World, Kline vividly imagines the life of Christina Olson. Born in the same remote farmhouse in Cushing, Maine that her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by a degenerative muscular disorder that made it difficult to walk, Christina seemed destined to lead an uneventful life. Her fate changed the day 22-year-old Andrew Wyeth knocked on her front door. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

FULL MOON WALK WITH NAOMI COBB
Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 7-8:30 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/full-moon-walk-march-2017

March’s full moon has many names: Crow, Crust and Sap Moon. Come walk Lynden’s grounds after dark with naturalist Naomi Cobb to delve into those lunar names and to discover what is happening in the light of the moon and in the shadows of the sculptures. All participants must be able to hike, be carried, or pulled on a sled if there is snow. A bonfire with stories and treats awaits us at the end.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your dogs for a winter stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

SCREENING: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7 pm
UWM Cinema, located in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211 (2nd floor)
Tickets: $5/free to UWM students and members of the Union Cinema
More information: http://uwm.edu/studentinvolvement/event/daughters-of-the-dust-2/

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is proud to partner with the Union Cinema to present two screenings of a restored version of the first film directed by an African-American woman to be widely distributed in the US. Julie Dash’s 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, examines three generations of Gullah women as the family prepares to migrate to the North. Located on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, the Gullah community consists of many descendants of former slaves who have maintained their cultural heritage and traditions to this day. Daughters of the Dust provides a bridge between two Lynden projects that investigate and celebrate the Black imagination: Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities (Fo Wilson) and a residency with filmmaker Portia Cobb that commences this summer.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

FAMILY WORKSHOP: GALLERY MAGNETS
Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-gallery-magnets-2017

Drop by the art studio between 12:30 and 2:30 to make a selection of coin-sized sculptural magnets for your refrigerator art gallery. Choose from a variety of materials and methods: sculpt air-dry clay, arrange small mosaic tiles, make a bottle cap collage, or construct wooden mini-stick sculptures.

SIMPLE STITCHING FOR HANDMADE BOOKS AND ZINES
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 1-4 pm
Fee: $50/$45 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/simple-stitching-handmade-books-and-zines

This is the first in a series of three workshops on Developing the Artist’s Book: Techniques and Procedures. In this workshop, Max Yela focuses on simple sewing techniques for non-adhesive bindings. All materials will be supplied, but attendees are encouraged to bring a ruler and scissors (or X-Acto knife and cutting mat), as well as their own binding tools and decorative papers, if desired. If time allows, a demo of drum leaf binding and accordion fold will be offered.

CANDLE MOLD MAKING WITH JEREMY STEPIEN
Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee: $25/$22 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/candle-mold-making-jeremy-stepien

Cure your cabin fever by designing a candle mold that can be used to transform candle stubs and wax drippings into an attractive new candle. Using simple slab-building techniques, we will design a low-relief pillar candle in clay, make plaster candle molds from these forms, and cast new candles using recycled wax. Take home a candle of your own design and a mold that can be reused to recycle spent candles. No experience required.

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN, FAMILY WORKSHOPS

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Fee: $11/$9 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/wed-adi-spring-2017

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.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 6-11
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Fee: $11/$9 members; Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/thurs-adi-spring-2017

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.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: GALLERY MAGNETS
Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-gallery-magnets-2017

Drop by the art studio between 12:30 and 2:30 to make a selection of coin-sized sculptural magnets for your refrigerator art gallery. Choose from a variety of materials and methods: sculpt air-dry clay, arrange small mosaic tiles, make a bottle cap collage, or construct wooden mini-stick sculptures.

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -10:30am -11:30 am
Fee: $10/$8 members (includes admission to the sculpture garden for one adult and one child aged 4 or under; additional children $4 each; extra adults pay daily admission).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-in-the-garden-2017

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 March is Adventure.

HOMESCHOOL DAY: TIME
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 9 am-2 pm
Fee: $45/$35 members; advance registration required.
Ages: 6-15
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/homeschool-day-time

We will mark the arrival of the spring equinox by observing the passage of time at Lynden, and its effects on the land and the sculptures. We will record our observations in zines, and celebrate the new season around an outdoor fire pit.

COMING UP IN APRIL

We are still working on our spring schedule, but our regular activities–Art Drop-in (Wednesdays and Thursdays), Tuesdays in the Garden, Family Workshop (April 9; the subject is Homemade Stamps) and Dog Day (April 15) are in the schedule. Our series on the artist’s book continues with Sewing on Tapes and Simple Case Binding with Carolyn Suneja (April 8), and Using Online Self-Publishing Platforms with Eddee Daniel (April 29). Leslie Perrino is back to teach enameling on April 23. We celebrate International Sculpture Day on April 24 with a cake in the shape of one of our sculptures created by Debbie Pagel of Eat Cake!—stop in for a piece.
The sculpture garden will be closed April 16.

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). Memberships are available. More information: http://lyndensculpturegarden.org or 414.446.8794.

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