Tuesday, May 9, 2017

LAST CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE ART OF THE BRICK AT OMSI: The World's Largest Display of LEGO(R) Art Closes May 29

LAST CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE ART OF THE BRICK AT OMSI: THE WORLD'S LARGEST DISPLAY OF LEGO(R) ART CLOSES MAY 29


News Release from OMSI
Posted on FlashAlert: May 9th, 2017 12:49 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (May 9, 2017) -- The Art of the Brick, a captivating exhibition of intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO brick, ends its run at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on Monday, May 29.

The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist, and native Oregonian, Nathan Sawaya. The groundbreaking 12,000 square-foot exhibit features a specially-designed LEGO and DUPLO play area, along with a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations and challenges.

"This exhibition is one that opens the door to a variety of complex topics--such as engineering, math, and design--through a simple toy most of us played with as children," said Nancy Stueber, OMSI president and CEO. "It shows that art and science are very much linked together, and this exhibit is a fun and whimsical way to make both accessible to audiences of all ages."

Pricing
The Art of the Brick Exhibit + Museum Admission
$19.75 Adult | $15.00 Senior (63+) | $13.50 Youth (3-13)
Member Pricing
$5.50 Adult | $4.00 Senior (63+) | $3.50 Youth (3-13)

About The Art of the Brick
Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions,' The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO bricks from child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond. The world's largest display of LEGO art ever features original pieces of inspiring artworks as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks. For more information visit www.brickartist.com.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.
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