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The Art of the Brick ®

Like most young kids, Nathan Sawaya started playing with LEGO® at a young age.  But unlike most kids, Sawaya never stopped building, creating and exploring his own imagination.  The result has solidified his place in pop culture history and he is making an indelible mark on the art world as well.  He has catapulted the LEGO® brick into an art medium all of its own.  Sawaya says he creates with LEGO® bricks because he enjoys seeing people's reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar.  Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home.

The Art of the Brick® is an exhibition featuring 28 sculptures created out of the iconic LEGO® bricks by New York based artist Nathan Sawaya.  Sawaya has taken the small scale toy and transformed it into one of the largest and most popular art exhibits currently touring the country. 

LEGO® brick sculptures.
Visitors to the Mulvane Art Museum during The Art of the Brick exhibit will be able to try their hand at creating their own brick masterpieces in an interactive, hands-on portion of the exhibition in the Museum's ArtLab.

June 18 - September 18, 2011
Opening Reception, Friday, June 17, 5-8pm

Letter to the Editor, October 12, 2011

Museum Virtual Tours (coming soon)
Visit some past exhibits like the Art of the Brick or see the Topiary with a Twist sculpture on the Museum's front lawn in Washburn at Night.


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