August Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden
In August, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed).
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.
In August, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Thursdays (closed). The sculpture garden remains open until 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.
ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE
Through October 29, 2017
INSIDE | OUTSIDE
KATY COWAN: reflected-into-themselves-into-reflected
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/katy-cowan-reflected-themselves-reflected
The latest entry in a series of occasional exhibitions entitled Inside/Outside, reflected-into-themselves-into-reflected includes seven new sculptures by Katy Cowan that begin in the gallery and spill out onto Lynden’s grounds, as well as a series of preparatory drawings. The exuberant forms of Cowan’s painted wooden sculptures–prairie plants and landscapes will come to mind–fill the gallery, and bronzes, slipped into unexpected locations outside, provide a playful and subtle commentary on the not-quite-wild environment at Lynden. A catalogue will be published.
Through October 31, 2017
THE BONSAI EXHIBIT AT LYNDEN
The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Lynden’s regular hours, or by appointment.
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/Bonsai
The Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation. There is a deep affinity between sculpture and bonsai: shared aesthetic concerns; attention to scale, form, and proportion. And just as we marvel at the way the sculptures in the collection appear to alter as the landscape changes with the seasons, the living matter of bonsai allows us to consider temporality in a different way. Large sculptures, small trees: complementary sides of the same coin. Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden. The area will be a place to admire bonsai in season, to participate in workshops, or to enjoy the peaceful setting. Experience the beauty of bonsai and make a new connection between art and nature.
FREE FAMILY DAY: MANY ELIZAS
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 10 am-4 pm
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/free-family-day-many-elizas
Lynden opens its doors to the community for a Free Family Day featuring artists’ responses to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, artist Fo Wilson’s installation on the grounds at Lynden. This free family day will have a Gullah flavor, with artist-in-residence Portia Cobb leading dyeing projects with South Carolina-based textile artist Arianne King Comer. In the afternoon, Milwaukee’s own SistaStrings will offer another intimate concert on the porch of the cabinet. Expect plenty of hands-on art and nature activities, music, and more.
DOCENT LED WALKING TOUR
Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 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.
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, August 19, 2017 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days
Bring your canine friends for a romp in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.
HARRY & PEG BRADLEY’S BACKYARD BARBECUE
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 5 pm-8 pm
Tickets: $75 per person / $175 per family (up to 2 adults and children under 18)
Additional children: $25
($45 of each single ticket and $85 of each family pass is tax deductible.)
A limited number of VIP Tables for 8 are available. Reserve by phone at 414-446-8794.
More information and to buy tickets: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/bbq
Join us for our sixth annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden’s education programs, featuring a feast of local, sustainable foods catered by Braise (including a kids’ menu and ice cream station),
libations from Brenner Brewing, entertainment including close-up magic by Matthew Teague, music by Nickel & Rose and members of the Nathan Hale High School Orchestra, hands-on art and nature activities, a silent auction, and more. All proceeds benefit our education programs.
WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN: TAI CHI FOR HEALTH WARRIORS WITH ANGELA LAUGHINGHEART
Sundays, August 6-27, 2017 -9-10:30 am
Fee: four-class session $40/$20 members, per class rate: $12/$7 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tai-chi-2017
“Go with the flow” is the sum total of Tai Chi philosophy. The body starts this process with slow moving postures, then enhances it with coordinated breath and mindful presence. Outdoor practice adds another layer, allowing for harmonization with nature. Tai Chi for Health Warriors provides an immune system-boosting experience as you integrate your qi in Lynden’s natural setting.
LYNDEN’S GARDEN SERIES: KEY PESTS OF LANDSCAPE PLANTS
A Workshop with Sharon Morrisey
Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 10 am- 12 noon
Fee: $15/$10 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/lyndens-garden-series-key-pests-landscape-plants
Along with sun and rain, you can count on pests, both insects and diseases, eventually turning up in your lawn and garden. Knowing which pests to expect and how to identify when they arrive is the key to preventing a minor infestation from becoming a major setback. This session will help you become familiar with many of Southeast Wisconsin’s most common nuisance insect and disease pests, and provide an early look at some up and coming unwanted organisms that every homeowner will want to know about. You will learn several resources for identifying our most common pests and a variety of techniques for managing them. Sharon Morrisey, Consumer Horticulture Agent, Milwaukee County University of Wisconsin-Extension, has been lending her horticulture knowledge and expertise to Wisconsin’s residents since 1992.
PRIMITIVE RAKU: A CERAMICS WORKSHOP WITH KATHERYN CORBIN
Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 10 am-4 pm
Fee: $85/$75 members
More information and to register: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/primitive-raku-2017
In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, keeping the goodness in the container. We will spend a day at Lynden with artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Instead of river mud, we will use sigellatta, a form of deflocculated clay, to seal our pots. The pieces will sun dry and will be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing. The blackened surfaces result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon. This ‘reduction’ atmosphere is popular today in raku reduction firing. (Attendance at sawdust firing is voluntary.)
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES: PROGRAMS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, FAMILY WORKSHOPS
TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesday, August 8 & August 22, 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 August is wings.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: FOR THE BIRDS
Sunday, August 20, 2017 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/family-workshop-birds
Make art for the birds. Somewhere between 100 million and 1 billion birds in North America are killed by flying into windows each year. Migrating birds are at particular risk. Lynden has more than its fair share of windows, often invisible to birds, and we invite you to take part in this collaborative project to help keep birds safe at the sculpture garden.
SUMMER CAMPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE
June 12-August 30, 2017
Ages 20 months-15 years
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!
We’re just starting on the September schedule, but we will be open during our usual hours on Labor Day. Tuesdays in the Garden is scheduled for September 5 and 19 (the theme is hiding places); our first homeschool day of the season is dog day falls on September 23; and we open our doors for Doors Open Milwaukee on September 24. Author Min Jin Lee visits the Women’s Speaker Series on September 28 to introduce her new book, Pachinko. Art Drop-In resumes on September 13 (ages 11 and up) and September 14 (ages 6-11). Expect workshops for adults, and more.
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 sculpture 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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