LEGO blocks as art? LEGOs aren’t a medium for art, they’re children’s toys…right?
“The Art of Brick” by New York sculptor Nathan Sawaya (http://www.brickartist.com/museum.html) is the first major museum exhibit of its kind to focus exclusively on the use of the popular LEGO bricks as an art medium. The show will be featured at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 North Carson Street in Carson City from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., June 24 – Aug. 19.
Sawaya has had three exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks from 2002 – 2010, with several new sculptures created specifically for each event. Each show has nearly one million colorful LEGO pieces transformed into whimsical and awe-inspiring creations.
Sawaya’s 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 fine art.
Admission to the museum and the exhibit is $5 for adults (age 14+), $4 for seniors (age 55+) $3 for children (age 2-14) and free for toddlers under 2 years. Museum members are able to view “The Art of the Brick” for no additional charge.
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