The world’s largest LEGO display is returning to The Franklin Institute for the first time in almost nine years. The Art of the Brick is a mind-blowing exhibition that will both captivate and inspire you. The exhibition features over 100 incredible works of art created from millions of LEGO bricks. One of the most recognizable toys in the world, LEGO, will come to life like never before.
What To Expect From The Art Of The Brick
Visitors will get an up-close, in-person view of original works of art as well as re-imagined ones. See famous masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa designed exclusively with LEGO bricks.
Next, lay your eyes upon a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made from bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull.
Guests will be delighted to catch sight of iconic pop culture and fan favorite, Yellow. The life-size sculpture features a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity.
Then, get lost in an immersive and innovative multimedia gallery showcasing a collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.
And finally, after exploring the exhibit galleries, guests will enter a 9,000-square-foot brick play space to build their own imaginative creations using hundreds of thousands of colorful bricks.
Nathan Sawaya, The LEGO Master Builder
A former lawyer, Nathan Sawaya is an acclaimed New York-based artist and indeed, a true master builder. Sawaya was the first artist to propel LEGO into the art world.
The Art of the Brick is the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Sawaya’s ability to transform them into intricate and thought-provoking sculptures is magical. Spatial perfection, imagination, and creativity are at the forefront of the exhibition.
“The Art of the Brick takes LEGO somewhere you wouldn’t expect and shows you things you have never seen before,” said artist Sawaya in an official press release. “The goal with this collection of art is to demonstrate the potential of imagination and the power of creativity.”
Visit The Art Of The Brick
Tickets are on sale now and the exhibition opens at The Franklin Institute on February 17, 2024.
It will be presented in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and The Mandell Center through September 2, 2024.
PECO, the Premier Corporate Partner of The Franklin Institute, is the Presenting Sponsor of The Art of the Brick. Liberty Coca-Cola is the Associate Sponsor.
For more information about Nathan Sawaya and his artwork, visit www.brickartist.com.
To purchase tickets for the exhibition visit here.
🧱 Where: 222 N. 20th St.