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THE ART OF THE BRICK, the world’s largest display of LEGO® art, plus a LEGO activity zone, now at Carnegie Science Center

Calling all families, art lovers, and fans of LEGO®. The world’s largest LEGO art exhibition is now open at Carnegie Science Center’s PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™. Perfect for children, adults, and all budding artists and builders, THE ART OF THE BRICK by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of jaw-dropping artworks using LEGO bricks only – one of the most recognizable toys in the world.


After being inspired by Sawaya’s artwork, visitors will discover their inner artist and architect in The Science of the Brick, Carnegie Science Center’s hands-on builder activity zone. It features 17 activity tables with eight different brick building challenges and interactives, plus free-play and demonstration areas. Visitors will be able to create their own brick masterpieces, build a maze out of LEGO bricks, design a brick race car, and more.


THE ART OF THE BRICK features 100 creative sculptures that range from thought-provoking to just plain fun. Sawaya elevates LEGO® bricks to the realm of art, using a common toy to create something meaningful. Visitors will get up-close with the fan favorite, “Yellow,” a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from it. Other favorites include a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton and a giant skull made with LEGO bricks. The LEGO art collection features original pieces that reflect diversity, 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. Just for Pittsburgh, Sawaya also built “Perspective on Three Sisters Bridges,” a breathtaking tribute to the three yellow “sister” bridges in downtown Pittsburgh that lead to the Northside, made totally out of LEGO bricks.


“THE ART OF THE BRICK takes LEGO somewhere you wouldn’t expect and shows you things you have never seen before,” said artist Sawaya. “The goal with this collection of art is to demonstrate the potential of imagination and the power of creativity.”


“Whether you’re a child learning how to piece LEGO sets together, an adult who remembers creating imaginative displays in your younger days, or an art enthusiast, THE ART OF THE BRICK is for everyone,” said Carnegie Science Center Co-Director Ann Metzger. “Just like the Science Center, THE ART OF THE BRICK aims to delight and inspire people of all ages and walks of life. This exhibition will appeal to anyone who has ever picked up a LEGO brick and let their imagination run free.”


“THE ART OF THE BRICK ties art with engineering, design, and creativity, making it a perfect complement to the Science Center’s STEM-focused mission,” said Carnegie Science Center Co-Director Ron Baillie. “We’re excited to see how this exhibit will encourage young minds to build.”


For more information, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org/Exhibits/The-Art-of-the-Brick/.  


THE ART OF THE BRICK is sponsored by Arch Masonry & Restoration, Baierl Subaru, Baierl Toyota, Citizens Bank, Isaly’s, and Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School.



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