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Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee

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The former home of Harry and Peg Bradley opened to the public in May 2010. The Lynden house and grounds were purchased by the Bradleys in 1927. They retained the Chicago landscape architects William Langford and Theodore Moreau to transform the flat farmland, with its small farmhouse and barn, into an English country garden. The lake and rustic bridge spanning the water were designed to match Harry Bradley’s memories of the municipal grounds in Kansas City where he swam as a boy. In 1962, Peg Bradley—already an experienced art collector—began collecting the contemporary monumental sculptures that secured Lynden’s international reputation. She collected actively until her death in 1978, often inviting artists to Lynden to site their works. The collection includes sculptures by Alexander Archipenko, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Clement Meadmore, Marta Pan, Tony Smith, Mark di Suvero and many others.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden is committed to promoting the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of art, sculpture and the environment through the exhibition of art and sculpture, educational experiences and connections with the community. Educational programming will focus on the intersection of art and nature, providing hands-on experiences that integrate Lynden’s collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of the site. In preparation for opening to the public, the house and a portion of the grounds have been transformed using sustainable building and landscaping practices.
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  • This is a really neat place. You almost can't tell it exists from the road. Cool sculptures abound! Don't plan for this to take all day, in an hour or so we were done.  more »
  • This is a lovely outdoor sculpture garden and home to art and art installations. There are several sitting spaces to take in all this beauty. A great space for an event as well as they have catering a...  more »
  • This is a hidden gem on Milwaukee's north side. You won't find it by accident but it is well worth the trip--an eclectic collection of interesting sculptures from all over. Thanks to Mrs. Bradley for ...  more »
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  • The "sculptures " just aren't what I would classify as "art". It's random scraps of metal thrown together. I don't understand how or why it's considered to be a sculpture garden. But this is just my personal opinion and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? So if you're into, I guess you could call it modern, abstract kind of stuff, then you might enjoy checking it out.
  • The art was interesting but the experience was rather odd. The pieces are strewn throughout the property with very little information provided. I enjoyed being able to walk around.
  • Driven by here a zillion times first time visiting very nice stroll through the park plenty of picture opportunities however no weddings our love but that's the city's doing
  • Great place to experience nature and beautiful sculptures. Plus, they offer art, yoga, and nature classes for every age group. A secret gem in Milwaukee.
  • This place is really cool. If you're into Pokemon Go, this place has tons of pokestops!