You may have built a Lego Death Star or two in your day, but you’ve never seen Lego’s like this.
The Art of The Brick, a jaw-dropping exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, will showcase trailblazing art created with the legendary toy. The exhibition opens to the public Thursday, Feb. 10, and runs through Sept. 5.
Contemporary artist Nathan Saway is the mastermind behind more than 100 pieces of art made from millions of Lego bricks. The Art of The Brick is the first-ever major museum exhibition made solely from Legos, creating a fresh and imaginative experience audiences of all ages can enjoy.
Seen by more than 700 million people worldwide, the exhibit is a new Chicago must-see that will turn every visitor into a LEGO fanatic with just one glance.
The exhibit will feature some audience favorites, like the “Yellow” life-size sculpture of a man with thousands of LEGO bricks flying out from his chest, and a replica of Chicago Artist Hebru Brantley’s “Flyboy.”
Re-imagined versions of classic masterpieces including Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” and Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” will also be featured, alongside a multimedia collection of Lego brick photography by award-winning photographer Dean West.
Saway went from being a NYC corporate attorney to one of the most famous contemporary artists of his time. He uses his creative, spatial and constructive talents to wow the world with innovative visions.
He elevated the classic toy found in children’s playrooms around the world and transforms it into a contemporary art statement that speaks to our time. Saway hopes to turn something ordinary into a series of extraordinary feats, and we think you’ll agree, he’s done a powerful job.
Experience Saway’s work in The Art of The Brick at the Museum of Science and Industry. Who knows? You may be inspired to create your own 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton out of Lego bricks.
Proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry for anyone over the age of five. Tickets to the exhibition are not included with museum entry. Visit msichicago.org for tickets and pricing.