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THE ART OF THE BRICK, World’s Largest Display of LEGO® Art, Coming to the Buffalo Museum of Science in February 2019

By October 2, 2018 November 19th, 2018 No Comments

BUFFALO, NY (October 2, 2018) – The Buffalo Museum of Science announced today the world’s most elaborate display of LEGO® art, THE ART OF THE BRICK, presented by M&T Bank, will make its debut in Buffalo on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya and named one of CNN’s Top Ten ‘Global Must-See Exhibitions,’ THE ART OF THE BRICK, presented by M&T Bank, features original pieces, 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,” made exclusively from LEGO bricks. Visitors will have the opportunity to 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 the cavity.

THE ART OF THE BRICK, presented by M&T Bank, at the Buffalo Museum of Science will be on display from February 9 through May 5, 2019, and presale tickets will be available just in time for the holidays on December 1, 2018.

For more information, visit www.sciencebuff.org.

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ABOUT THE BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Rooted in the belief that science creates opportunities and shapes our world, the Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to providing relevant science programming to learners of all ages in the Buffalo Niagara region. Through interactive science studios and exhibits designed for multi-generational learning, the Museum showcases its extensive collection of more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts representing all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York. With a focus on raising the science literacy in the Buffalo Niagara area and beyond, the Museum offers hands-on workshops, camps, panel discussions, guided tours and enhance learning opportunities for its guests and community. Opened in 1929 in Buffalo’s Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the Museum recently installed its eighth interactive science studio marking the completion of the Museum’s 9-year-long transformation of its guest experience. The Buffalo Museum of Science is governed by the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences alongside Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo, a 264-acre urban wetland preserve on reclaimed former industrial land. Learn more at www.sciencebuff.org.

ABOUT NATHAN SAWAYA & THE ART OF THE BRICK
Former NYC corporate lawyer turned contemporary artist, Nathan Sawaya is the first artist ever to take the LEGO brick into the art world as a medium. Sawaya has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art and has created a new dimension by merging Pop Art and Surrealism in awe-inspiring and groundbreaking ways. Sawaya’s touring exhibition – THE ART OF THE BRICK® – has entertained and inspired millions of art lovers and enthusiasts around the world. CNN heralded, THE ART OF THE BRICK is one of the top ten “must-see exhibits in the world!” Sawaya is an author, speaker and one of the most popular, award-winning contemporary artists of our time. For more information visit www.brickartist.com.