Lynden Sculpture Garden
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July Events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In July, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. We will be closed July 4 for the holiday.

By - Jun 25th, 2019 12:51 pm

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 July, the Lynden Sculpture Garden is open daily (except Thursdays) from 10 am to 5 pm and until 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. We will be closed July 4 for the holiday.

ON VIEW ON THE GROUNDS & IN THE HOUSE

EVELYN PATRICIA TERRY: AMERICA’S FAVOR/GUESTS WHO CAME TO DINNER (AND STAYED!)
Through July 28, 2019
Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/exhibitions/evelyn-patricia-terry

“America”—from its origins to present day news reports of racial and ethnic interactions–is a recurrent theme in Terry’s work. Over the course of more than fifty years, she has made several bodies of work that address the “conundrum of co-existence that repeatedly occupies the news, my thoughts, and many conversations.” In America’s Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!), the most recent in a series of exhibitions on the theme, Terry brings together different bodies of work: an iconic table installation, artist books, and mixed media works that layer drawings and other forms of mark-making on sewn rag paper pieces. In the rear of the building, she exhibits nine works from her Play the Race Card series, dating from 2006-7, when she began using torn canvas strips recycled from previously set-aside paintings. Focusing on two politically and emotionally charged color groupings, “red, black and green” and “red, white and blue,” on a backdrop of other colors, this work promotes race conversations as commonplace topics like weather–absent the political biases, empowerment drain, and emotional damage harbored. During the course of the exhibition, Terry will be offering a series of hands-on workshops at Lynden. This is a Call & Response event.

Through October 31, 2019
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

Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden—a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation–includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden.

CALL & RESPONSE 2019

For updates and additional information: lynden.art/callandresponse2019
Call & Response activities are indicated in the calendar listings, below.

Call & Response embodies an approach to programming–cross-disciplinary, community-focused, artist-driven—that began in earnest in 2015 with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group’s residency and performance of Moses(es). It continued with the opening of Folayemi Wilson’s installation, Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, in 2016.

Arianne King Comer’s drop-in, outdoor resist-dyeing studio continues until July 15. Artist Daniel Minter comes to Lynden for a research residency in July, and performance collective Propelled Animals will be at Lynden July 21-28. They will participate in our Family Free Day on July 27, along with artists Portia Cobb and Evelyn Patricia Terry, and chef and food scholar Scott Barton. Watch, too, for a performance on the porch.

EVENTS

LATE WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays through September 25, 2019

In the warmer months, Lynden stays up until 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings, a perfect time to visit the garden for a picnic or a stroll.

DOCENT-LED TOUR
Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 2:30-4 pm
Fee: $12/ Adults; $8/students, children 6-17, seniors, active military with ID. Advanced registration is required.
More information and to register: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/sunday-tours

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

WOMEN’S SPEAKER SERIES: BEATRIZ WILLIAMS, AUTHOR OF THE GOLDEN HOUR
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 2 pm
Fee: $31/$26 members – includes an autographed copy of the book, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds).
More information and to register:
https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/womens-speaker-series-beatriz-williams

This event is co-presented by Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, with snacks from MKE Localicious. The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II-era Nassau—a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 10 am-5 pm
Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/dog-days

Bring your canine friends for a summer stroll. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

FAMILY FREE DAY: CALL AND RESPONSE 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
Free.
More information: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/ffd-2019

Lynden opens its doors to the community for a Family Free Day featuring the artists participating in Call & Response 2019. Expect a day of family-friendly activities and performances, including a bottle tree workshop with Portia Cobb and an opportunity to make watercolor prints with Evelyn Patricia Terry. Performance collective Propelled Animals will be onsite, Scott Barton will be staging a performance at Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, and Gary John Gresl will send four of his assemblages to new homes via a free raffle.
This is a Call & Response event.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

SUMMER SAWDUST FIRING WITH KATHERYN CORBIN (Parts 1 & 2)
Two Saturdays: July 20 + July 27, 2019 – 10-11:30 am
Fee: $30/$25 members
More information and to register https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/summer-sawdust-firing-2019

Join ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin for our spring sawdust firing. On the first Saturday (April 27), learn to set-up and pack the “kiln”—a metal trash can filled with sawdust—with your bisque-fired pieces. The smoke from the smoldering fire blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. Return a week later (May 4), once things have cooled, to open and unload the can and collect your pottery. Fire the planters and vessels made in previous workshops at Lynden, or bring in your own bisque-fired work. When registering, you will need to specify the dimensions and number of pieces you are bringing (maximum two).

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: AN OUTING FOR PARENTS & VERY SMALL CHILDREN
Tuesdays, July 9 & 23, 2019 -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: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/tuesdays-2019

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 July is rainbow garden.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND NATURE—TIME TO REGISTER!

June 10-August 28, 2019
Ages 20 months-15 years
Fees vary.
More information and to register: https://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 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.

2018 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION + EVENTS

Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation (that’s Lynden), the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program program provides unrestricted funds for local artists to create new work or complete work in progress.

THE 2018 NOHL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION.
Through August 4, 2019
Haggerty Museum of Art, 13th & Clybourn on the Marquette University Camps
Open daily, admission free. (The museum will be closed July 1-5, 2019).
Opening reception: Thursday, June 6, 6-8 pm
Artist Talk with Rosemary Ollison: Thursday, June 13, 6 pm
Production and Reproduction: Being an Artist and a Parent, June 27, 6 pm
More information: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty/NOHL2019.php

This annual exhibition includes work of the most recent (2018) Fellows: Chris Cornelius and Keith Nelson (Established Artists) and Nazlı Dinçel, Makeal Flammini, and Rosemary Ollison (Emerging Artists). The fellows were selected from a field of 177 applicants by a panel of three jurors: Lucy Mensah, an independent curator and visiting assistant professor of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago’s School of Art & Art History; Risa Puleo, an independent curator; and Ashley Stull Meyers, co-curator of the 2019 Portland (OR) Biennial.

June 6, June 27, July 11, 6-8 pm
NAZLI DİNÇEL: ALTERATIONS OF A BODY

For her Nohl exhibition, Alterations of a Body, Nazlı Dinçel will engage in an improvisational weaving performance every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10 am – 4 pm, that the exhibition is open. (Exceptions include Friday, June 13, when there will be no performance, and Friday June 21, when the performance will begin at 12 pm.) The performances will take place for the duration of the exhibition, as the artist completes five woven textiles that reference the film images of her body, also on view in the installation. Dinçel will offer three evening performances from 6-8 pm on Thursday, June 6; Thursday, June 27; and Thursday, July 11.

Thursday, July 11, 2018 at 6 pm
GALLERY TALK WITH ROSEMARY OLLISON

Rosemary Ollison discusses her exhibition, Taking Leather to the Limit, and the path that led her to become an artist. There will be a concurrent weaving performance in the gallery by Nazlı Dinçel.

Thursday, July 18, 2018 at 6 pm
POST-STUDIO: KEITH NELSON IN CONVERSATION WITH SHANE McADAMS

Artists Keith Nelson and Shane McAdams, the odd couple of Milwaukee’s art scene, discuss their relationship—a mix of friendship, studio share, business partnership, and intellectual exchange—Nelson’s work, and the current state of contemporary art.

COMING UP IN AUGUST

August brings our annual fundraiser, Harry & Peg Bradley’s Backyard Barbecue, on August 22. Tickets are on sale now, and proceeds underwrite our education programs, which serve over 6,000 children with hands-on activities at the intersection of art, nature, and culture each year. Funds also support our Innovative Educators Institute, and you can stop by during early August to check out the work of the teachers in this year’s summer lab. Our Call & Response programming continues in August, with the opening of Rosemary Ollison’s solo exhibition, Prosperity in a Million Scraps (opening reception August 11). Ollison will also host a fashion show on August 24. Choreographer Reggie Wilson will be in residence much of the month, so watch for public programs, including a picnic with Milwaukee Kitchen (August 11). Frances de Ponces Peebles, author of The Air You Breathe, visits the Women’s Speaker Series on August 28. We have a docent-led tour on August 4, and Kyle Denton leads his summer herb walk on August 11. Heather Eiden offers another asana and art workshop for yoga-loving art-makers (or art-making yogis) on August 4. Tuesdays in the Garden invites you to fly, jump, and crawl on August 13 and 27; and dog day is August 17. Watch this space for more info on a musical performance on the porch and on a series of projects from Open Kitchen scheduled for August 10, 24, and 31. See you at the barbecue.

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 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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