OTTAWA, Thursday, May 10, 2018 — The Canada Science and Technology Museum is thrilled to announce THE ART OF THE BRICK, a BRICK-buster exhibition. Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions”, THE ART OF THE BRICK by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick.
This is the world’s largest display of LEGO art and the exhibition features original pieces such as an immense Tyrannosaurus Rex as well as re-imagined versions of the world’s most famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The gallery will also showcase an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography, produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.
THE ART OF THE BRICK will be at The Canada Science and Technology Museum from May 16 to September 3, 2018. For more information, please visit: ingeniumcanada.org.
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Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
About the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Established and opened in 1967 as a Centennial project, the Canada Science and Technology Museum is responsible for preserving, promoting, and sharing knowledge about Canada’s scientiﬁc and technological heritage. After undergoing an $80.5-million renewal of its entire building, the Museum reopened its doors on November 17, 2017, marking its 50th anniversary during Canada 150 celebrations. It features over 7,400 m2 (80,000 sq. ft.) of redesigned exhibition space, including an 850 m2 (9,200 sq. ft.) temporary exhibition hall to accommodate travelling exhibitions from around the world.
Museum Highlights: 11 new exhibitions with the capacity to showcase international travelling exhibitions from around the world. Long-time visitor favourites, the Crazy Kitchen and locomotives are also back in addition to the Game Changers travelling exhibition, Artifact Alley, a Children’s gallery, a demonstration stage, classrooms, and the Exploratek maker studio.