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Entertainment > Public Art > North Suburbs > River Hills > Lynden Sculpture Garden

Lynden Sculpture Garden [edit]
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 446-8794
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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 Lynden Sculpture Garden offers tours of the newly-renovated house, grounds and sculpture, performances, entertainment, and activities for the entire family.

Located on the private estate of the late Harry Lynde and Peg Bradley, the art is part of the Bradleys' private collection.
Upcoming events

July 26, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Inside/Outside: Nancy Popp + Paul Druecke Opening Reception

Nancy Popp (Los Angeles) and Paul Druecke (Milwaukee) use visual markers to redraw the lines of history. In two new installments of Popp's Untitled (Street Performances) and in Garden Path, Druecke's site-specific intervention, they explore Lynden's evolution from private residence to public institution, creating a physical and conceptual dialogue between their pieces and practices. The project, which will also include a collaborative element in the gallery, has been developing over a the period of a year, with Popp making three visits to Lynden beginning in August 2013. These residencies are opportunities for the artists to work together, to undertake site research, and to engage with the public.Both artists have extensive backgrounds with site-specific work, often addressing the history of a place and its cultural implications by illuminating its political and social context and exploring relationships among artist, audience, and institution. Their practices use visual markers to redraw the lines of history and in this collaboration they will explore areas of overlap and resonance between these marks, both in the gallery and on the grounds.

July 27, 2014 - July 27, 2014
Conversations with Sculptures: The Trisha Brown Dance Company

The Lynden Sculpture Garden and Alverno Presents are delighted to offer a program of early works by choreographer Trisha Brown, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company in the resonant setting of the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Among the "early works" are the seminal pedestrian pieces of the '60s and '70s, often created to be performed in unconventional environments outdoors and in daylight. We see this as an opportunity to stage a series of conversations between the sculptures at Lynden (most created in the '60s and the '70s, and by artists who occupied the same creative milieux as Brown and often knew her), and Brown's choreography. More than a recreation of past work, this is a chance to expand our understanding of the impulses and concerns that spurred artists across different disciplines--in that heady transdisciplinary era--to make the work they did; to bring the permanent (though not unchanged) sculpture and ephemeral dance into dialogue almost half a century later. It also allows us to reconsider individual works in the Lynden collection--Mark di Suvero's Lover (1971-73), Forrest Myers's Quartet (1967/2013), Linda Howard's Sky Fence (1976), Tony Smith's The Wandering Rocks (1967-69), Isaac Witkin's Kumo (1970)--and the spaces between them, as we see specific dances performed in and around them: Figure 8 (1974), Spiral (1974), Group Primary Accumulation (1973), Raft Piece (1973), Spanish Dance (1973), Sticks (1973), Accumulation (1971) and Leaning Duets I and II (1970, 1971) .

Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014
All Things Paper: The Marvels of Marbling

Carey Watters continues her series of workshops at Lynden that introduce participants to a variety of techniques related to paper, from surface design to bookmaking. Participants will be able to begin with simpler processes, while those with some experience will explore more complex techniques and structures.

Aug. 21, 2014 - Aug. 21, 2014
Save the Date: Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue

Join us for a feast, entertainment, hands-on art and nature activities, a silent auction to benefit our education programs, and more!


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