John Michael Kohler Art Center and Lynden Sculpture Garden Tour

This tour has been canceled. We are disappointed too.

This tour will take you to two magical places;

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.

Photo Credit: Fo Wilson, Eliza's Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities

This tour will feature a conversation with Fo Wilson about her onsite installation Eliza's Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities. The full-scale structure is both wunderkammer and slave cabin; it imagines what a 19th-century woman of African descent might have collected, catalogued and stowed in her living quarters. What did she find curious about the objects and culture of her European captors? Southern plantation life? The natural world around her? Informed by historical research, but represented in the past, present and future simultaneously, Eliza--animated by an Afro-Futurist vision that embodies a hopeful version of an African American future--presents an imagined collection of found and original objects, furnishings and artifacts.

A nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary art. Its exhibitions focus on a wide range of art forms, with particular emphasis on artist-built environments, installation art, ongoing folk traditions, and the work of self-taught artists. The performing arts include dance, music, and theatre.

Their mission is to encourage and support innovative explorations in the arts and to foster a creative exchange between artists and a broad public that will help realize the power of the arts to inspire and transform our world.

The Furniture Society tour group will enjoy an included boxed lunch from the ARTcafe and receive a tour of the galleries led by curator Faythe Levine.

$75.00 / person
Price includes round trip transportation, entrance fee, and lunch
Participants are asked to wear suitable footwear to the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Register Here

Wednesday June 19th, 2019
9:30 am - Meet at MIAD (273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202)
10:00 am - Arrive at Lynden Sculpture Garden
10:15-11:15 am - Conversation with Fo Wilson
11:30 am - Board Bus
12:30 pm - Arrive at JMKAC
12:30-1:30 pm - Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm - Tour led by curator Faythe Levine
3:45 pm - Board Bus
4:45 pm - Arrive at MIAD in time for the New Member Welcome Party

Lunch choice if you sign up by May 17th:
Choose one of the following box lunches served with the side of the day, an ARTcafe freshly baked cookie, and a bottle of water:
Chicken Caesar Wrap Tender grilled chicken breast, crisp romaine, Parmesan cheese, and our house-made Caesar dressing wrapped in a grilled herb tortilla
Café Club Wrap Roasted ham with Swiss cheese, mixed greens, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and red wine vinaigrette wrapped in a grilled herb tortilla
Hummus and Vegetable Wrap Roasted red pepper hummus, Provolone cheese, fresh tomato, red onion, and cucumber wrapped in a grilled herb tortilla
Spinach and Strawberry Salad Fresh spinach and strawberries drizzled with a poppy seed dressing, topped with candied pecans
Caesar Salad Crisp romaine lettuce with croutons, Parmesan cheese, and our house-made Caesar dressing
Grilled Chicken Café Salad Spring mix greens, red onion, cucumber, feta cheese, and grilled chicken served with a rosemary Dijon dressing
Cranberry Spinach Salad Fresh spinach, dried cranberries, red onion, feta cheese, roasted almonds served with a toasted sesame seed vinaigrette