Published July 30, 2018

THE ART OF THE BRICK is coming to the Indiana State Museum

Lovers of LEGO® bricks, rejoice! This blockbuster exhibition, featuring more than 80 original sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks, is coming to the Indiana State Museum starting Sept. 29.

Designed  to  inspire  ingenuity  and  creativity,  THE  ART  OF  THE  BRICK  is  the  world’s  largest  and  most  elaborate  display  of  LEGO  art  featuring  sculptures by artist, Nathan Sawaya. This captivating exhibition takes an ordinary children’s toy and elevates it to the realm of art.

Visitors will have the chance to get up-close with fan favorite Yellow – a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity – as well as re-imagined  versions  of  some  of  the  world’s  most  famous  art  masterpieces  like  Van  Gogh’s  Starry  Night  and  Da  Vinci’s  Mona  Lisa.

THE ART OF THE BRICK is sure to inspire the artist within.  Visitors will have the opportunity to take inspiration from Sawaya’s artwork to create their own LEGO brick sculptures in an interactive activity area, where they can build whatever they can imagine.

“This experience captures the wonder of seeing the unexpected,” said Cathy Ferree, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “Integrating a toy into artwork allows the exhibit to appeal to visitors across different ages and interests, and this turn of perspective will inspire visitors to look for other nontraditional outlets for creativity.”

The exhibit will be at the museum Sept. 29, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019, and entry to the exhibit is included with the purchase of general museum admission, which is free for museum members.

THE ART OF THE BRICK is supported by Rolls-Royce.