Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Art of the Brick at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
813 N Carson Street
Carson City

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada presents an exhibition of Nathan Sawaya's LEGO® brick sculptures from June 24 - August 19. CMNN is open daily from 10am-4:30pm.

Sawaya's sculptures take the popular LEGO® toy to new heights. The New York-based artist used nearly one million colorful LEGO pieces to create the exhibition's forty whimsical and intriguing sculptures.

Sawaya uses this common toy that almost every child has played with to the status of fine art. "The museum exhibition . . . engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts. Everyone can relate to the medium since it is a toy that many children have at home. But I want to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before," said Sawaya.

You can see samples of Sywaya’s work at:
For exhibition or Museum information, call 775-884-2226 or visit CMNN on the web at:

$5. for adults
$3. for children 2 - 13 years
Free for children one and younger

[image and text from CMNN press release]

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