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Due to popular demand, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science extends The Art of the Brick traveling exhibition until Labor Day (Sept. 2)
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Sep 2, 2019
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Dallas, Texas – Visitors will get a few extra weeks to check out what CNN has named one of the world’s must-see exhibitions. Due to popular demand, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is extending The Art of the Brick traveling exhibition – which features recreated and original artistic masterpieces made of millions of LEGO bricks – through Labor Day (Sept. 2). The critically acclaimed exhibition touts the largest and most elaborate display of works constructed using only LEGO bricks. Created by internationally renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya, The Art of the Brick is designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity with original pieces and re-imagined versions of some of history’s most famous works of art, including Van Gogh's Starry Night, Michelangelo’s David and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Presented in English and Spanish, the exhibition requires a surcharge for members and non-members.

One of the most popular pieces is Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. (Yellow has gained pop-culture fame appearing on fashion labels, album covers and even in Lady Gaga’s music video “G.U.Y.”) Other crowd pleasers include a LEGO portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton (made of 80,000 bricks), a massive LEGO Moai (Easter Island monolith), and three LEGO sculptures of life-sized “people in the park” sitting on benches (a very popular selfie spot!). The exhibition also features a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO-brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.

After soaking in all the LEGO eye candy, guests can build and tinker at The Science of the Brick – a hands-on interactive LEGO brick gallery featuring building challenges and interactive play spaces that promote STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning for all ages.

Fun fact: Sawaya was formerly a corporate lawyer working in New York City. To unwind after work, he indulged his inner child by creating with LEGO bricks. Eventually, after encouragement from his friends and family, he decided to quit his job and follow his passion to become a full-time artist.

Nathan Sawaya

The Art of the Brick was produced by TSX and is presented locally by Highland Capital Management and supported locally by Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District. The Science of the Brick is presented locally by Texas Instruments, Inc.

HOURS. Through Sept. 2, the Perot Museum will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Members enjoy exclusive access to the Perot Museum and The Art of the Brick from 8-9 a.m. every Saturday and 9-10 a.m. every Sunday.

TICKETS. Museum general admission is $20 for adults (13-64), $13 for youth (2-12) and $18 for seniors (65+). Museum general admission is free for members. Children under 2 are always free. The Art of the Brick requires a surcharge of $10 for adults (13-64) and seniors (65+), $8 for youth (2-12) and free for children under 2. Member tickets are $7 for all age levels.

The Perot Museum is DARTable with easy access on the DART bus and rail system. For route information, visit perotmuseum.org/directions.

The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Museum general admission is free for members. For ticket information, parking maps and other details visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.

Highland Capital Management is the 2018-2019 Premier Partner of the Perot Museum.