Events Calendar

December 3, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

Silk Scarf Painting with Leslie Perrino, 5/8/16

Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Lynden is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops in November and December. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter. To see a complete list of holiday giftmaking workshops, visit our Workshops page.

This daylong workshop will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden.

Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience required, and all materials supplied. Remember: using dyes can be messy. We'll supply you with an apron, but please wear clothes that you don't mind getting stained.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages.

About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

December 3, 2017 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Please RSVP by phone at 414-446-8794 to let us know you're planning to attend.

This is the moon that signals the long, dark, cold season ahead. Join naturalist Naomi Cobb for a walk around Lynden's grounds after dark 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.

Repeats every day until Tue Jan 17 2017 . Also includes Tue Feb 14 2017, Tue Mar 14 2017, Tue Apr 18 2017, Tue May 16 2017, Tue Jun 06 2017, Tue Jul 11 2017, Tue Jul 25 2017, Tue Aug 08 2017, Tue Aug 22 2017, Tue Sep 05 2017, Tue Sep 19 2017, Tue Oct 10 2017, Tue Oct 24 2017, Tue Nov 07 2017, Tue Dec 05 2017.
December 5, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 programs for the very young and their parents or caregivers that explore a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons.

We limit the size of the group for these programs; therefore payments are non-refundable. We understand that naps and illness can interfere with attendance, so if you contact us prior to 10 am on the morning of your scheduled session (you can leave a message at 414-446-8794), we will transfer your payment to another session, enrollment permitting.

Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children from birth through age 4, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and the manipulation of art materials. Activities for both sessions each month are similar.

Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

Schedule:

January 17 - Feed the Birds
February 14 - Lovely Day
March 14 - Adventure
April 18 - Nesting
May 16 - Springtime
June 6 & 13 - Pond Friends
July 11 & 25 - Flower Power
August 8 - Wings
August 22 - Wings
September 5 & 19 - Hiding Places
October 10 - Seeds
October 24 - Seeds
November 7 - Tree Adventure - Registration closed.
December 5 - Winter Fun

For 2018 dates, click here.

Repeats every week until Wed Dec 13 2017 .
December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

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. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every week until Thu Dec 14 2017 .
December 7, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

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. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

December 9, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Maggie Sasso

Maggie Sasso, 2017
Smoke Stack Comforter, 2017

Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for e-list for information on future workshops.

Lynden is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops in November and December. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter. To see a complete list of holiday giftmaking workshops, visit our Workshops page.

In this workshop you will learn several techniques to make rope coil vessels. Coil weaving is an expansive skill that allows you to make functional or sculptural forms in a variety of aesthetics. You will leave with a small coiled vessel that makes a perfect gift.

About the Artist

Maggie Sasso is a sculptor and fibers artist living and working in Milwaukee. She was a 2015 recipient of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists. These days you can find her in the sewing lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she teaches and is the lab technician.

December 10, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Family Workshop: Holiday Greeting Cards, Dec. 10, 2017

Free to members or with admission. Younger children should work with an adult.

The holiday season is upon us. Drop in and decorate a greeting card using various stamping, stenciling and printing processes in this all ages workshop. Include a joyful message in your homemade card and spread a little holiday cheer to someone special.

December 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

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. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

December 14, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

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. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Mon Jan 16 2017 . Also includes Sat Feb 18 2017, Sat Mar 18 2017, Sat Apr 15 2017, Sat May 20 2017, Sat Jun 17 2017, Sat Jul 15 2017, Sat Aug 19 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017, Sat Oct 21 2017, Sat Nov 25 2017, Sat Dec 16 2017, Sat Jan 20 2018, Sat Feb 17 2018, Sat Mar 17 2018, Sat Apr 21 2018, Sat May 19 2018, Sat Jun 16 2018, Sat Jul 21 2018, Sat Aug 18 2018, Sat Sep 22 2018, Sat Oct 20 2018, Sat Nov 24 2018, Sat Dec 15 2018.
December 16, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, we encourage picnicking. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

December 18, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Enchantress of Numbers 1217 high res

Fee: $30/$25 members - includes an autographed copy of Enchantress of Numbers, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and admission to the sculpture garden. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Enchantress of Numbers, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Monday, December 18, 7-9 pm.

About Enchantress of Numbers

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the fascinating life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord Byron’s daughter, the world’s first computer programmer, and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have been too long unsung.

The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada’s father, who was infamously “mad, bad, and dangerous to know,” Ada’s mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination—or worse yet, passion or poetry—is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes.

When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage—brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly—will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics—ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman—falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents’ estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination.

In Enchantress of Numbers, Jennifer Chiaverini unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing—a young woman who stepped out of her father’s shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.

About the Author

Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, Fates and Traitors, and other acclaimed works of historical fiction, as well as the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. She lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin. http://jenniferchiaverini.com/

December 21, 2017 - 7:15am - 4:15pm

Joseph Mougel: Still River
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:19 am-4:20 pm (09h01m)
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

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Still River, the second of two site-specific performances, employs manual labor as the vehicle for artistic creation, acknowledging both the fundamental role of physical work in shaping spaces with intentionality, as well as the real limits to human efforts in the face of nature. The environments transformed through labor become stages for video performances that further expose the unique characteristics of place, with narratives that consider aesthetics and methodology, and are at once completely rational and absurd.

About the Artist

Joseph Mougel’s practice bridges photography, video, and performance, and forms connections among historical processes, digital photography, and computer-constructed environments. His research grows out of his experience serving in the US Marine Corps, from the consequences of joining the military, to surveys of systems and resources, to labor and landscape interventions that describe a human effort to exert control, albeit in a transitory or futile manner. A field-based methodology informs Mougel’s artistic practice, and in many ways, his experience in the military functioned as a precursor to the artist residencies and land-based projects that define his work today. A 2016 recipient of a Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists, he has created site-responsive work at Elsewhere Artists Collaborative in North Carolina, The Eden Project in New South Wales and South Australia, Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, and Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Mougel has exhibited his work at the Lannan Foundation Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Cressman Center for Visual Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, San Diego Art Institute, Minneapolis Photo Center, Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas, Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, The Red House in Sofia, Bulgaria, Municipal Heritage Museum in Malaga, Spain, Bega Valley Regional Gallery in NSW Australia, and PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, among others. Mougel completed a BFA in studio art at the University of Georgia and an MFA in photography at the University of New Mexico, where he also studied video, performance, and interactive media, and participated in the field-based studio program Land Arts of the American West. He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts where he is head of the Photography & Imaging area.


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