In preparation for the upcoming exhibition, The Art of the Brick®, the Yellowstone Art Museum is putting out a call for donations of gently used and/or unwanted LEGO® brand bricks. Get ready for some fun with The Art of the Brick®, opening at the YAM September 4, 2014! Lawyer-turned-artist Nathan Sawaya devotes his time to building sculptures from the beloved plastic LEGO® building blocks. The exhibition comprises works that each take hundreds of hours to complete and use up to 500,000 LEGO® building blocks apiece. Since their invention in the 1940s, LEGO® toys have inspired engineers, inventors, and artists (as well as children), and Sawaya builds on personal memories and international LEGO®-building achievements. Visitors will be able to build their own LEGO® toy sculptures in a special section in this exhibition. The emphasis will be on fun and creativity in this exhibition that demonstrates what is possible when someone takes a familiar thing or idea one step further. We’re asking people to donate their unwanted LEGO® bricks. These donations will help fill our hands-on building station, and provide our many visitors with an activity that sparks their creativity. Donations may be delivered to the museum at 401 N. 27th Street, Billings, Tuesday through Sunday, labeled ATTN: Liz Harding.
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