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Anne M wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois111 contributions50 helpful votes
Took myself on a little "field trip to fight quarantine bordeom" today and thoroughly enjoyed this sculpture garden on the former Harry and Peg Bradley estate on Brown Deer Road. The grounds are really lovely and you are free to explore them any way you choose (there are no set paths). The artwork represents artists from around the world and includes a good mix of both men and women artists. Though modern sculpture wouldn't be my first choice, the interplay of the beautiful natural environment and these large pieces (most from the 1960s and 1970s) was interesting to see. Makes for a good 1-2 hour outdoor adventure and is kid-friendly for kids ages about 8 and up. (Might be a smart idea to put together a little scavenger hunt for them ahead of time -- could look for specific artists, countries they represent, shapes, colors, etc.) The indoor spaces are all closed due to Covid precautions, but there is an outbuilding that has flush toilets that is still available. (It was very clean, with fresh air circulation as well as social distancing precautions in place.) The picnic tables are off limits right now. I wore a mask but never came within 50 feet of another person while I was there. Overall a very good diversion for this summer! Definitely would recommend.…
Date of experience: August 2020
Stephanie S wrote a review Oct 2019
Woodland Hills, CA57 contributions10 helpful votes
What a stunning backdrop for some world class contemporary sculpture! We were the only ones there because of a light rainshower, and it was truly magical! The grounds are lovely, and the artwork will not disappoint!
Date of experience: September 2019
Jerry B wrote a review Jul 2019
Schofield, Wisconsin244 contributions35 helpful votes
Nice place to spend some time. Very interesting displays. The map was a little hard to follow. The grass was very long in some areas which made it hard to walk and where it was mowed its was dry clumpy grass which got in our shoes and stuck to our socks.
Date of experience: July 2019
gatzbyllc wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois49 contributions10 helpful votes
We didn't know that you walk around the gardens. We didn't have proper walking shoes so we didn't enter the gardens. They looked really nice.
Date of experience: May 2019
Rebecca B wrote a review May 2019
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois12 contributions2 helpful votes
I have been going to Milwaukee for many years and did not know about this wonderful place . Absolutely loved all the lovely trees and sculptures . I WANT TO RETURN SOON
Date of experience: April 2019
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