World’s Largest Display of LEGO® Art Coming to Cincinnati Museum Center

Exhibit features 100 incredible works of art made out of millions of LEGO bricks

CINCINNATI – THE ART OF THE BRICK, a captivating exhibition of intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO® brick, is set to make its debut in Cincinnati on October 23 at Cincinnati Museum Center . The critically-acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

Display of LEGODesigned to inspire ingenuity and creativity, THE ART OF THE BRICK is the world’s largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art featuring more than 100 works of art. The collection features Sawaya’s original pieces, as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The exhibition concludes with a spectacular and innovative multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused hyper-realistic photography produced in collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. Visitors will have the opportunity to get an up-close view of the iconic, pop culture fan favorite, Yellow , a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will come face-to-face with a 20-foot long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks.

“The power of LEGO bricks are their versatility. They can become anything in the hands of someone who has an active mind and an eager imagination. The complex, magnificent structures in THE ART OF THE BRICK are created out of a simple, accessible medium the nearly every child and adult is familiar with,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “We’re so excited to bring this exhibit to Cincinnati so that children of all ages, from 3 to 93, feel inspired and empowered to create their own masterpieces, whether that’s LEGO bricks, Popsicle sticks or computer code.”

THE ART OF THE BRICK is the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Sawaya transforms them into tremendous and thought-provoking sculptures, elevating the toy to the realm of art. Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.

THE ART OF THE BRICK opens October 23 at Cincinnati Museum Center. Tickets will go on sale August 6. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits/art-of-the-brick.

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