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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

Jan. 28, 2015
Weekly Art Drop-In

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.

Jan. 28, 2015 - Jan. 28, 2015
Women's Speaker Series: Margaret Hawkins, author of Lydia's Party

Fee: $22/$18 members - includes an autographed copy of Lydia's Party, refreshments by MKELocalicious and admission to the sculpture garden -- come early for a stroll around the grounds! Register online now. Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series, Bronze Optical, and Boswell Books welcome Margaret Hawkins, author of Lydia's Party, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Wednesday, January 28, 7-9 pm. Lydia is having a party. It’s the party that she hosts every year for a group of six women friends who have come to value the annual midwinter fête as a cherished ritual in their lives. Over a table laden with Lydia’s famous spicy chicken stew, a sumptuous spread of potluck dishes, at least one case of wine, and a decadent number of desserts, the women revel in sharing newsy updates, simmering secrets, and raucous laughter. Twenty years ago, these friends bonded over their budding careers, their love of art and food, their romances, their dogs, and now they think they know all there is to know about one another. On this particular evening, however, Lydia prepares to make a shattering announcement. As we follow these women through their party preparations, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters, each of whom is navigating their everyday chores while also meditating in stolen moments on their greatest regrets, their complicated relationships, and their deepest desires. Having reached middle-age, all are pondering the states of their lives, wondering “what’s next?” now that the thought of a new romance or a new job no longer seems life-altering. But when Lydia delivers her news, she shocks them all, and they rediscover the enduring bonds of friendship and find their lives changing again in new and unexpected ways.

Feb. 4, 2015
Weekly Art Drop-In

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.

Feb. 7, 2015 - Feb. 7, 2015
5th Annual Winter Carnival - Save the Date!

Save the date: our annual Winter Carnival returns! More information coming soon. Free to members or with admission to the garden.

Feb. 11, 2015
Weekly Art Drop-In

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.



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