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The Art of the Brick

Cincinnati Museum Center
Opens Oct. 23, 2015


The Art of the Brick presents LEGO® bricks in a whole new light, demonstrating the potential of creativity and the power of imagination. The Art of the Brick features over 100 works of art by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. But rather than paint and canvas, these masterpieces are made entirely of LEGO bricks. Millions and millions of little LEGO bricks.

The Art of the Brick is the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Sawaya has transformed them into tremendous and thought-provoking sculptures. Walk through art history, from classic works like the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, The Scream and American Gothic to historic works like the Sphinx, the Venus de Milo and the Thinker.

It’s also a journey into Sawaya’s mind as you explore some of his original works, including a series of life-size human figures, a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton and a special Cincinnati-themed piece created for the Cincinnati debut.

The Art of the Brick also features an exclusive interactive component covering 5,000 square feet. Unleash your mind and imagination as you use tubs of LEGO bricks to build unique creations. Design cars and race them down ramps, work with friends to build megastructures and even create your own masterpiece to put on display!

Theme Days 

Get your brick on with special theme days during the run of the exhibit. In addition to special programming, there will be theme days with make-and-take opportunities and LEGO® sets to give away. Buy your tickets online in advance and don’t miss out! More details coming soon.
Oct. 24: Superheroes/Hall of Justice
Nov. 21: Trains, Trains, Trains!
Dec. 12: Star Wars
Jan. 9: Space
Feb. 20: Dinosaurs
March 19: LEGO® DUPLO®
April 9: Creators & Builders