Events Calendar

February 1, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 11-February 29, 2024 | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session
Spring 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 7-May 2, 2024 (no class 3/28) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of two eight-week sessions, art educator Jeremy Stepien will engage you in a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden with occasional excursions in the garden.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

February 3, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Fee: $20/$15 members. Scholarship assistance available.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join artist in residence Jenna Knapp and poet KP Kaszubowski for their second interactive poetry workshop at the garden following this fall's first iteration of Actively Missing You. Together, we will continue to honor and celebrate the life of the Norway maple that long provided shade and shelter at the top of the hill overlooking the labyrinth.

February invites us to hibernate in our safe spaces, nestle into home and sink into being with ourselves as we allow quiet and slow change to take place through the darkest season, curious as to who we will be when we emerge from the winter with more light and warmth. In this second iteration of Actively Missing You we will continue to explore themes of grief, change and loss, but this time through the lens of transformation and personal evolution: shedding layers to make room for new growth in anticipation of spring.

During the workshop, we will discuss the labyrinth's history, silently walk its winding path, and use poetry prompts to generate more written material. There will be time to share and reflect together as a group, and you'll have the option to contribute your writing to be engraved into the logs at a later date, allowing the Norway maple's history to live on.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of writing experience. We will spend time outdoors in the labyrinth and inside in the studio. Wear comfortable clothes for the winter weather, and bring your own writing materials, beverages, and snacks for the afternoon.

February 7, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Winter + Spring 2024 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 10-May 1, 2024 (no class 3/27) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $352/$256 members per 16-week session

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists, and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Late registrations accepted. Register online now.

February 8, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 11-February 29, 2024 | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session
Spring 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 7-May 2, 2024 (no class 3/28) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of two eight-week sessions, art educator Jeremy Stepien will engage you in a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden with occasional excursions in the garden.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

February 11, 2024 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Polymer Magnets

From February to April, we will be offering free, monthly, drop-in workshops for families. Stop by for engaging, hands-on activities that bring art and nature to life. Whether you make a quick visit or stay the entire two hours, count on spending some quality creative time with family and friends.

Fee: Free (all materials included). All ages are welcome; children younger than 12 should attend with an adult.
Registration: Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Sunday, February 11, 2024, 12:30-2:30 pm
Clay Magnets
Registration is closed.
Drop into the art studio to create a sculptural magnet to hang on your refrigerator. Get creative with shapes, patterns, and colors to make your magnet truly unique. Let your imagination fly as you work with air dry clay and a variety of materials and methods.

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 12:30-2:30 pm
Upcycled Wind Chimes
Repurpose and assemble found objects and studio materials to create a wind chime that will give your outdoor space its own voice. Families are encouraged to bring objects from home to add to their piece.

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 12:30-2:30 pm
Sun Printing
Use the sun to make detailed prints from virtually any object that casts a shadow.
Cyanotype is a sun-printing process and one of the earliest photographic techniques. Discovered in 1842, it produces Prussian blue monochromatic prints. The cyanotype process is simple, flexible, magical, and fun. Stop by the studio to make your own cyanotype to take home.

Photo: Jim Brozek

February 13, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tuesdays in the Garden

2024 Winter Session (January 9-February 27): Select Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

February 13, 2024 - 6:30pm

Fee: Registration: Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kaveh-akbar-author-of-martyr-an-in-person-boswell-event-tickets-773329006877
This event takes place at Boswell Book Company, 2559 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211.
To order a copy of the book: https://www.boswellbooks.com/opening-letter-0

HOME joins Boswell Book Company in hosting Kaveh Akbar, an award-winning poet and now author of the stunning debut novel Martyr!, an electrifying, funny, and wholly original book about faith, addiction, art, life, and death. He will be joined in conversation by artist and 2024 Nohl Fellow Nina Ghanbarzadeh.

In Akbar’s first novel, the newly sober, orphaned son of an Iranian immigrant grapples with an inheritance of violence and loss: his mother’s death in a plane shot down over the skies of the Persian Gulf, and his father’s life in America, one circumscribed by his work killing chickens at a factory farm in the Midwest. Cyrus is a drunk, an addict, and a poet, whose obsession with martyrs leads him to examine the mysteries of his past, including an uncle who rode through Iranian battlefields dressed as the angel of death and his mother, who may not have been who or what she seemed.

From Pulitzer-finalist Tommy Orange: "I haven’t loved a book this much in years. Kaveh Akbar is one of my favorite writers. Ever."

Kaveh Akbar is author of two poetry collections, Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf, in addition to a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic. He is also editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 110 Poets on the Divine. His poems appear in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and The Paris Review.

February 14, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Winter + Spring 2024 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 10-May 1, 2024 (no class 3/27) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $352/$256 members per 16-week session

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists, and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Late registrations accepted. Register online now.

February 15, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 11-February 29, 2024 | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session
Spring 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 7-May 2, 2024 (no class 3/28) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of two eight-week sessions, art educator Jeremy Stepien will engage you in a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden with occasional excursions in the garden.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

February 17, 2024 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

February 18, 2024 - 3:00pm

FREE

This event takes place at UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre, 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

HOME joins the Festival of Films in French at UWM by sponsoring a screening of Dounia et la princesse d’Alep, directed by Marya Zarif / André Kadi (2022). After losing her mother to the war, 6-year-old Dounia flees Aleppo with her family. Sustained by the music, cuisine, dances, and stories of her Syrian culture, supported by the women of her entourage, and believing in the Princess of Aleppo, she holds onto a few magical nigella seeds as she journeys towards a new life.

February 21, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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FREE
This is a virtual event.

HOME Multilingual Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants, and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each virtual session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela.

Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 to 11 am, HOME Multilingual Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, the Islamic Resource Center, Milwaukee African Women's Association, Milwaukee Taiko Group Hibiki, UWM Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature - French Program, UWM Libraries, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, and Wisconsin for Ukraine.

Videos remain on view once they are posted, and can be accessed at any time. Download our resource handout for parents, teachers, and advanced readers here.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

January 17, 2024: Who Are We?, written by Anneke Forzani and illustrated by Maria Russo, read in Burmese and English by Mala Lue. Archival recording. View the recording here.
February 21, 2024: The Boy Without a Name, written by Idries Shah and illustrated by Mona Caron, read in Dari/Afghan Persian and English by Khatol Nazari. View the recording here.
March 20, 2024: Un Jour, Tu Découvriras.../The Day You Began, written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López, read in French and English.
April 17, 2024: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood / Quizás Algo Hermoso. Cómo el Arte Transformó un Barrio, written by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael López, read in Spanish and English by Jeannette Arellano.
May 15, 2024: Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela. Archival recording.

Access prior HOME Story Time videos and activities here.

February 21, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Winter + Spring 2024 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 10-May 1, 2024 (no class 3/27) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $352/$256 members per 16-week session

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists, and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Late registrations accepted. Register online now.

February 22, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 11-February 29, 2024 | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session
Spring 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 7-May 2, 2024 (no class 3/28) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of two eight-week sessions, art educator Jeremy Stepien will engage you in a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden with occasional excursions in the garden.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

February 22, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

January-April: No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani.

Fee: Free.
Registration: This discussion takes place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

The Lynden/HOME Refugee Steering Committee book discussion group, moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira, is for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We consider works of non-fiction and fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees. Newcomers always welcome!

February 24, 2024 - 6:00pm

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A Walk with Claudia Orjuela

Sessions:
Snow Moon, Saturday, February 24, 2024, 6 pm - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
Worm Moon, Sunday, March 24, 2024, 7 pm
Pink Moon, Friday, April 26, 2024, 7:30 pm
Flower Moon, Friday, May 24, 2024, 8 pm

Fee: $10 per session/$5 per session for Lynden members. Children under 6 are free.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. We will make a final decision about running each moon walk after checking the forecast on the morning of the walk. High winds, extreme temperatures, and precipitation beyond a light drizzle will lead to the cancellation of a walk. If we cancel a walk due to weather conditions, you will receive a full refund.

Come walk Lynden's grounds with art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela, who will introduce you to the mysteries and unique features of outdoor life after dark. Discover the sights and sounds of the night in Lynden’s back acres and observe our monumental sculptures beneath the light of the moon. A bonfire and treats await at the end.

February 25, 2024 - 5:00pm

FREE

This event takes place at UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre, 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

HOME joins the Festival of Films in French at UWM by sponsoring a screening of Ru, directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud (2023). Adapted from the eponymous autobiographical novel by Kim Thúy, Ru follows the migratory journey of a young Vietnamese girl and her family to Quebec. After a dangerous sea crossing and a stay in a Malaysian refugee camp, they are warmly welcomed by their sponsor family and she slowly learns and grows to accept her new culture.

February 27, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tuesdays in the Garden

2024 Winter Session (January 9-February 27): Select Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

February 28, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Winter + Spring 2024 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 10-May 1, 2024 (no class 3/27) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $352/$256 members per 16-week session

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists, and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Late registrations accepted. Register online now.

February 29, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 11-February 29, 2024 | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session
Spring 2024 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 7-May 2, 2024 (no class 3/28) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $176/$128 members per 8-week session

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of two eight-week sessions, art educator Jeremy Stepien will engage you in a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden with occasional excursions in the garden.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.


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