Events Calendar

September 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The garden will be closed on September 6, 2021.

September 7, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

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.

September 8, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Sept 8 – Oct 20, 2021 | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 27 - Dec. 15, 2021 (no class 11/24) | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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. Student’s 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. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

September 9, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, Sept 9 – Oct 21, 2020 | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 7 - 11

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 seven weeks, art educator Jeremy Stepien will take you on a series of outdoor adventures at the intersection of art and nature. Art + Nature Lab will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors to the studio (masked and socially distanced).

In-person safety precautions:
Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

September 11, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Milkweed

Upcoming sessions:
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist for a session, call 414-446-8794.

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden's narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She has been a Community Health Worker for many years and draws on her experience as an herbalist, yogini, reiki practitioner, full-spectrum doula, writer, artist, and mother to help uplift Communities of Culture throughout Wisconsin. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. Angela’s residency project at Lynden, Materia Medica of the Ancients: Connecting to Beauty, Blessings, and Breath draws on her personal journey of decolonization and cross-cultural learning to honor Indigenous teachings from around the globe.

September 12, 2021 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Click here to register.

Join birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

About the Artist

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for conservancy groups and arts organizations including Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Milwaukee Audubon Society, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He edits Partly Press for Lynden Sculpture Garden and is currently a participant in Lynden's residency program.

September 14, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

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.

September 14, 2021 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, Sept 14 – Oct 26, 2021 | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 integrates our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Join art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another. Art + Nature Lab will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors to the studio (masked and socially distanced).

In-person safety precautions:
Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $112/$91 members per 7-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

September 15, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. 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 session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

To vew previous episodes, click here.
September 15, 2021: Calling the Doves, written by Juan Felipe Herrera, and illustrated by Elly Simmons, read in Spanish and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/607636124
Activity: Share, Reflect and Play! [Click here to view or download]

October 20, 2021: Waiting for Mama, written by Lee Tae-Jun, and illustrated by Kim Dong-Seong, read in Korean and English.
Recording and activities coming soon.

November 17, 2021: What Can You Do With a Rebozo?, written by Carmen Tafolla, and illustrated by Amy Cordova, read in Spanish and English.
Recording and activities coming soon.

September 15, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Sept 8 – Oct 20, 2021 | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 27 - Dec. 15, 2021 (no class 11/24) | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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. Student’s 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. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

September 16, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

VTN-Displaced

3 sessions:
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021

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

Lynden and the HOME Refugee Steering Committee begin the new year by launching a book discussion group for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We will consider works of non-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.

We encourage you to read each book in advance (see information below on acquiring the current selection). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. We expect the group to meet monthly, and we will be seeking the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

We continue the series with The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives (2018), a book of essays edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American novelist and professor who, as a child, fled Vietnam with his family in 1975 after the fall of Saigon. In The Displaced, Nguyen highlights 17 refugee writers across the globe, including authors previously covered in the HOME discussion group such as Dina Nayeri and Kao Kalia Yang. Unlike Yang’s collective memoir Somewhere in the Unknown World, The Displaced offers direct narrative and words by refugees who are themselves writers and novelists. The Displaced, as a well-curated collection of essays, has been deemed thought-provoking, unapologetic, and yet another essential and timely piece of literature on refugee issues.

As part of our HOME work at Lynden, we are making the book available without charge to book discussion group participants. If you would like us to purchase a copy of the book for you, please indicate this when completing the registration form. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

If you prefer to support your local public library by borrowing the book, you can find Milwaukee County libraries here or other local libraries here. If you would like to purchase the book yourself, Boswell Books will be offering it at a 10% discount to book group participants. The book can be purchased at the store (you will find it among the book club selections) or on the Boswell website with the 10% book club discount already applied. We will post that link as soon as we have it. Please check Boswell’s website to check the availability of the book, and to confirm hours and delivery options.

PREVIOUS READINGS
Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You January-February, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir March-May, 2021
Emmanuel Mbolela's Refugee: A Memoir June-August, 2021

September 17, 2021 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794. Spots are still available for the October 6 and October 17 sessions.

The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing. The light of the full moon illuminates any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what didn’t serve us in the most recent lunar phase. It is an amazing time to reevaluate and recollect as we celebrate the full moon with a healing sound bath followed by a candle-lit labyrinth walk. Sound baths are an ancient form of deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian-Lawson (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India. The sound bath last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. Candles will be provided for the labyrinth walk, but feel free to bring your own.

September 18, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

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

September 18, 2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

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Visitors to Lynden must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.
FREE

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events spanning the summer. These events will be small, in order to conform with public health guidelines, and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival.

Browse our outdoor market featuring crafts and other goods from Africa, Asia, and Indigenous makers. Participants include:

Al Kahf Grocery Store: African and Asian goods
All Bead Up: Native American Beadwork and Crafts created by Native American hands
Ana Cummie: One-of-a-kind Malaysian treats and festive desserts, called kuih, and Asian beauty accessories, brooches, scarves, and dresses
Aung Myo Tin: Watercolor paintings of Myanmar landscapes and portraits by various Myanmar artists
Ceci.amatl: Papier-maché sculptures, plaster decor, Frida Kahlo figurines, mini frames, handmade painted candles, and clay earrings by Ceci Tejeda, representing Mexican culture and traditions, including el Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead)
Frey Faris: African and Ethiopian crafts and spices
Hmodern Made: Ashley Xiong’s Hmong handmade hair accessories
La Revo Books: La Revo Books offer a selection that is affordable, relevant and a reflejo of nuestra comunidad. New and used multilingual books for and by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), with a specialization in Latinx literature.
Mchete's African Treasures: Authentic, handmade African and Tanzanian clothing, fabric and accessories, and other African treasures
Native Nation Designs by Sabrina Lombardo: Modern native handcrafted jewelry and wearable art
Rohingya Muslim Women's Group coordinated by Mariam Binti Hussein: Specialty Malaysian food and fashion, including traditional baju melayu and baju burma
Rose Onama: African dolls, hair wraps, scarves, and small handmade gifts
Rosidah Abdul Shukor: The ultimate Malaysian street food made by a Rohingya family, featuring fish balls on a stick, popiah --steamed spring rolls, and nasi lemak --coconut rice served with sambal and other must-have sides, with vegetarian options available
Rumaneh Nourish: Simple, natural and nourishing skincare products inspired by owner Bisan Musa's Palestinian heritage
Song of the Sun Ceramics: Indigenous ceramic jewelry and pottery
Yenepa Herbals: Indigenous herbal products and medicinal remedies

The list of participants is being updated regularly.

For a complete listing of HOME 2021 events, click here.

September 21, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

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.

September 22, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Sept 8 – Oct 20, 2021 | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 27 - Dec. 15, 2021 (no class 11/24) | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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. Student’s 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. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

September 25, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Fee: $20/$16 members
Registration: This workshop has been canceled. For information on future sessions, sign up for our email list.

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton and discover the bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

About Kyle Denton
Kyle Denton is an herbalist and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary, a local clinical herbal practice and medicine-making company.  Denton applies his knowledge of Ayurveda and traditional western herbalism by creating a variety of herbal medicine preparations from locally wildcrafted plants; teaching courses; and offering clinical consultations.

September 26, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

essentialoildiffuser


Fee: $10/$5 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Come spend a fall afternoon with artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp and create your very own homemade aromatherapy diffuser with upcycled jars and fallen sticks from the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden. First, we'll walk the grounds to hand select your "reeds". Then, we'll return to the patio to design your one-of-a-kind rustic aromatherapy diffusers Finally, you will select from a variety of therapeutic-grade essential oil vials, blended by Jenna, to take with you and finish final assembly at home. Choose from a relaxing, uplifting, or seasonal fall-themed blend and set the mood with scent in your home. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and comfortable walking attire if you are planning to participate in the walk. All materials provided.

September 28, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Fall Session (Sep. 7-Dec. 14): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

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. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

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.

September 29, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session I: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Sept 8 – Oct 20, 2021 | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 27 - Dec. 15, 2021 (no class 11/24) | 3 pm – 5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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. Student’s 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. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $154/112 members per 7-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.


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