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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. 7, 2015 - Jan. 7, 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. 13, 2015 - Jan. 13, 2015
Tuesdays in the Garden: A Monthly Outing for Parents and Very Small Children

Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children from birth through age 3, 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. Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. 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.

Jan. 14, 2015 - Jan. 14, 2015
Wednesdays in the Garden: A Monthly Outing for Parents & Small Children

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: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Non-member: $12/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Wednesdays in the Garden focuses on 4 and 5 year olds and their caregivers, and offers a guided, hands-on, all-senses-engaged exploration of the natural world at Lynden. Outings will include stories and art projects. Consider dropping in for a picnic lunch before the program begins. Activities for each session are different.

Jan. 17, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2015
Dog Days at Lynden

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.

Jan. 18, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2015
Light Up the Garden & Lynden by Night

Fee: Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Registration: Advance registration required; email us at staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org to let us know you're attending, and how many there will be in your party. What better way to experience Lynden in the winter than by lantern light? Join Jeremy Stepien in the art studio beginning at 3 pm for this popular annual family workshop to make a lantern (or bring your own). Visitors of all ages can enjoy designing and decorating lanterns made from recycled jars and tea light candles. Embellishments include tissue paper collage, punched-tin lids, and reeds and wires (for handles). Make your own or work together to create a lantern for your group. At 5 pm we embark on a lantern-lit walk through the garden, led by naturalist Naomi Cobb. She will guide you safely through Lynden's back acres, introducing you to the mysteries and unique features of outdoor life after dark. We'll end with a bonfire and hot cider.



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