The Art of the Brick

Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo, will wow you. The experience also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya’s innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. From fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from his chest, to a T. rex skeleton made out of 80,000 LEGO bricks, you will be inspired by how the power of imagination and creativity can build endless possibilities. 

Nathan Sawaya is an award-winning artist who creates awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things. His global touring exhibitions, "The Art of the Brick", feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks, LEGO bricks to be exact. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful.

Previously an NYC corporate lawyer, Sawaya is the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and is the author of two best-selling books. His unique exhibition is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on LEGO as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.

Sawaya is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, recognizing his artwork and cultural achievements.  In 2014, with the belief that "art is not optional," Sawaya founded The Art Revolution Foundation for the purpose of making art a priority in our schools and our homes. He has been a speaker at Google Zeitgeist, TEDx, Yahoo!, and numerous universities.

Sawaya has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art and created a new dimension by merging pop art and surrealism in awe-inspiring and groundbreaking ways. His art consists of playing with the material, color, movement, light, and perspective.

For more information about Nathan Sawaya, please visit nathansawaya.com.

To date, “The Art of the Brick” has been seen by 6 million people in 84 cities across 6 continents (the only exception being Antarctica).

Scavenger Hunt!

There are seven “Hugmen” LEGO® brick sculptures by Nathan Sawaya hidden around the Museum! Can you find them all?

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"The Art of the Brick" Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in "The Art of the Brick" Brick Building Challenge! See the winners in each category.

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