Event Spotlight: The Art of the Brick Omaha

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Event Spotlight: The Art of the Brick Omaha

As a child, did you ever wonder what you could do with thousands of LEGO® bricks at your disposal? Kids all around the world grew up playing with LEGO bricks, but artist Nathan Sawaya never stopped. Instead, he completely redefined what it means to “think outside the (toy) box,” and created the first art exhibition that focuses exclusively on the use of LEGO bricks as an art medium. Rated by CNN as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick is a global touring exhibition that features awe-inspiring creations made from millions of ordinary LEGO bricks. After selling over 5.75 million tickets in 82 cities across 6 continents, this unmissable exhibit has finally made its Midwest debut in Omaha’s Capitol District, and is open for a limited time only!

Throughout the exhibit, Sawaya shows off his unique ability to transform a common toy into something whimsically beautiful. Through his devotion to spatial perfection and his conceptualization of action, the artist engages the child in all of us as he illuminates sophisticated and complex concepts in his unconventional art.

Join Sawaya on his journey to discover his creative identity as you experience his incredible sculptures and 3D pictures. Some of his work includes re-imagined LEGO replicas of some of the world’s most famous masterpieces, like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” and even Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” His original work ranges from eccentric pieces he created just for fun, to complex pieces that necessitate avant-garde thinking, to massive sculptures, like a giant T-rex skeleton, that make you remember how vast the world truly is.

Only at The Art of the Brick can you get an up-close-and-personal view of the fan-favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open, allowing thousands of yellow LEGO bricks to cascade from the cavity. Including this piece and nearly a hundred others, this one-of-a-kind art exhibit features vastly different pieces, all designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity. At the end of the ten galleries, you can even utilize a giant table full of LEGO bricks to create your own masterpiece.

Are you ready to see the world’s most spectacular display of LEGO art? Get your tickets to The Art of the Brick Omaha today!

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