Key Milwaukee

October 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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ormerly the Bradley Sculpture Garden, the 40-acre grounds were previously open to the public on very limited occasions. The sculpture garden offers a unique experience of art in nature through a collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across park, lake and woodland. 50 monumental sculptures The sculpture garden is open to art and nature lovers of all ages year- round 10 am-5 pm (closed Thursdays). A picnic area and bike racks help make this a destination for fun outings as well as an eye- opening artistic experience. Special events are planned throughout the year (dogs are invited to the garden on Oct. 17) and there are special exhibits on view in the onsite galleries and on the grounds. Almost 90 years of history The sculpture garden is owned and operated by the Bradley Family Foundation. The Lynden house and grounds were purchased in 1927 by industrialist Harry Bradley of the Allen-Bradley Company and his wife, Peg Bradley. The Bradleys 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. Day memberships are $9 for adults and $7 for students, seniors and children aged 6-17. Annual memberships also are available. Children under 6 are admitted free with an adult. Docent-led tours of the sculpture collection are Sundays at 2:30pm. Admission that includes the tour is $12 for adults and $8 reduced. Reservations for Sunday tours are online or (414) 446-8481. Lynden Sculpture Garden offers art amid nature F 37 Barbara Hepworth, Sea Form (Atlantic), 1964. Courtesy of Bowness, Hepworth Estate. Photo credit: Rick Ebbers/McDill Design. Ernest C. Shaw, Epicenter I, 1976. Photo credit: Claire Ruzicka.

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