Lynden Sculpture Garden
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September Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located at 2145 West Brown Deer Road.

By - Aug 29th, 2016 09:05 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 September, 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. Lynden will remain open on Labor Day.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

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

In late June, Chicago-based artist Fo Wilson unveiled 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? Informed by historical research, but represented in the past, present and future simultaneously, Eliza–animated by an Afrofuturist vision that embodies a hopeful version of an African American future–presents an imagined collection of found and original objects, furnishings and artifacts. In the gallery, Wilson exhibits her ongoing series, P.S. I Love You, in an interactive sound environment constructed from the recorded narratives of former enslaved people archived in the Library of Congress’s “Voices from the Days of Slavery.” Wilson takes early 20th-century postcards that sentimentalize stereotypes of the “happy servant” in the economies of Southern plantation culture and, using collage and mixed media, restores their dignity; at Lynden, they are placed among objects that might have come from Eliza’s imagined world.

EVENTS

DOCENT-LED WALKING TOUR
Sunday, September 4, 2016 – 2:30pm-4:00pm
Fee: $12/ Adults; $8/students, children 6-17, seniors, active military with ID Advanced registration is required.
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/docent-led-walking-tour

As you walk with our knowledgeable docents, you will learn history and cultural information about our 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland.

SARA CARON: COFFEE MONDAYS
Mondays, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26 – 10 am-1 pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/sara-caron-coffee-mondays

As part of her year-long residency at Lynden, artist Sara Caron hosts coffee on the patio. Making use of our new patio furniture, Caron will serve hot and iced coffee, tea, and perhaps a few surprises. Come and enjoy the view, bring a book, or do a little remote office-ing.

SARA CARON: HIKING TRAIL
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, September 14 & September 28
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/sara-caron-hiking-trail

As part of her year-long residency at Lynden, Sara Caron will lead walks that explore Lynden’s landmarks. Casual strollers and experienced hikers can enjoy an artist-led hike through the garden, trail mix provided. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening at Lynden (open till 7:30 pm on Wednesdays through September).

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://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.

ELIZA’S PECULIAR CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
RUN DE ECHO: A PERFORMANCE WITH ANNA MARTINE WHITEHEAD
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2 pm & 5 pm
Tickets: $12/$10 members
More information and to purchase tickets: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/run-de-echo-performance-anna-martine-whitehead

We have planned four performances in conjunction with Fo Wilson’s exhibition, Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities. In this fourth performance, Chicago-based performance artist Anna Martine Whitehead responds to Wilson’s work with an improvisational movement and masquerade score. A meditation on the spiritual labor of Blackness, Run de Echo is an immersive movement work considering time travel, ancestor worship, possession, and the divine. The piece–a variation on a larger work Whitehead is developing in residence at Links Hall in Chicago–moves across the Lynden landscape, repurposing each location as a potent site for conjuring.

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: GAYLE FORMAN, AUTHOR OF LEAVE ME
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 7:00 pm
Fee: $30/$25 members – includes an autographed copy of Leave Me, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden–so come early and stroll.
More information and to register:
http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/GayleForman

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads continues her series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women. She is joined by Boswell Books in welcoming Gayle Forman to the Lynden Sculpture Garden upon the publication of her new book, Leave Me. Gayle Forman has made a name for herself in the world of young-adult literature for her bestselling, captivating, award-winning novels, including I Was Here, Just One Day, and If I Stay, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel that was adapted into a major motion picture. This fall with Leave Me, Forman takes the leap into adult fiction, using her trademark insight and wit to tell a story of marriage, motherhood, and friendship that will resonate with readers of all ages.

URBAN FOREST FEST
Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 10 am-4 pm
Free (free shuttle bus running from the Park & Ride by I-43 at the Brown Deer exit).
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/UrbanForestFest

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is delighted to be partnering with Wisconsin Urban Wood to present the fourth annual Urban Forest Fest. Urban Forest Fest brings together a range of individuals and organizations with an interest in sustainability–and particularly in the fate of the trees that surround us in our urban and suburban neighborhoods. Through exhibitions, demonstrations, presentations–and plenty of family-friendly hands-on activities and entertainment–we will tell the log-to-table story of urban wood and the many uses for these local trees after they are cut down. Help us spread the word about the role of locally produced wood in a sustainable forest cycle, climb a tree, or just stop by to enjoy the sculpture and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. Other activities include sawmill demonstrations, urban wood furniture makers, an info fair, hands-on art and nature activities, and the Falafel Guys food truck.

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES

ENAMELING: A WORKSHOP WITH LESLIE PERRINO
Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included).
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/enameling-sep-2016

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects ranging from wearable items to small bowls. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

LYNDEN LAWN & GARDEN SERIES: PRAIRIE SEED HARVESTING WITH BOB RETKO
Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 10 am-12 noon
Fee: $15/$10
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lynden-lawn-and-garden-series-prairie-seed-harvesting

Native flowers and grasses can be established with minimal cost and initial labor, and fall is a good time to start, when seeds are plentiful and the ground has not yet frozen. Join Bob Retko, Lynden’s former land manager, for a hands-on workshop for those who are interested in starting such an area in their own backyards, or simply curious about native plant identification and restoration. We will tour Lynden’s extensive prairies, learn to identify and harvest various native plant seeds, and discuss the work involved (think weeds!) in starting and establishing a native plant area. Participants will be able to take seeds home with them for their new gardens

FOR KIDS: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, WEEKLY ART DROP-IN

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, extra adults pay daily admission).
Tuesdays, September 13 & 20 – 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 September is Prairie Life.

WEEKLY ART DROP-IN FOR KIDS AGED 11 and Up
September 14, 21, 28
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-fall-2016

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
September 15, 22, 29
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-fall-2016

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.

COMING UP IN OCTOBER

October will be your last chance to see the indoor portion of Fo Wilsons’s exhibition, Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, and also the culmination of Yevgeniya Kaganovich‘s durational project, grow (all the of the plants will be coming home to Lynden where they can be viewed, inside and outdoors, on October 1-2.) The very young will have two opportunities to enjoy the colors of fall at Tuesdays in the Garden (October 4 & 18), and Art Drop-In will be in full swing, gathering those aged 11+ on Wednesdays, and 6-11 on Thursdays. Other school-age activities include school’s out workshops (Oct. 12 & Oct. 21) and our first homeschool day of the season on Oct. 20. We have a docent-led tour on Oct. 2; a dog day on Oct. 15; and a drop-in family workshop on Oct. 16. The lawn and garden series tackles a favorite fall subject, digging and dividing perennials, on Oct. 1; Katheryn Corbin offers a primitive raku workshop on Oct. 15 and you can stick around for Naomi Cobb’s moon walk the same evening; Colin Matthes leads another wet-on-wet watercolor workshop on Oct. 22; and Bruce Knackert returns with another installment of the conservation framing series on Oct. 23.

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). In the summer, 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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