The Art of the Brick at the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

The Art of the Brick

June 16, 2010–September 5, 2010 D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts » Second Floor » Wheeler Gallery

Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Wheeler and Barn Galleries, Second Floor

Some artists use paint, others bronze – but Nathan Sawaya builds his awe-inspiring art out of standard LEGO® toy building bricks. The Art of the Brick features 29 whimsical three-dimensional works created from nearly one million colorful pieces. Sawaya’s attention to detail, scale, color and sense of action elevates this common toy to the status of art. The exhibit includes portraits and human figures, a 19-foot-long dinosaur skeleton, abstract constructions, and common objects such as a giant pencil and a skateboard. Both beautiful and playful, the exhibit appeals to adults and children alike. The Brick Lab, a play area featuring LEGO® bricks at the Science Museum, is included in the special exhibition ticket.

$5 special exhibit fee for all ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

Nathan Sawaya: The Art of the Brick is made possible through the support of Michele and Donald D'Amour.

To learn more about Nathan Sawaya, visit .


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