Nathan Sawaya is an acclaimed New York based artist who creates awe-inspiring artwork out of a toy. His art focuses on large-scale sculptures using only LEGO® bricks. Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and his touring exhibition The Art of the Brick® – has entertained and inspired millions of art lovers and enthusiasts from the United States and around the world. CNN heralded, “The Art of the Brick is one of the top 10 must-see exhibits in the world!”
The Art of the Brick is the first major contemporary art exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Much of the work you’ll see in the Art of the Brick is about transformation. Changing from one state or emotion or form to another.
This traveling exhibition is one of the most extraordinary and innovative exhibitions in recent memory, touching both young and old and thus truly accessible to all.
INFO & TICKETS
Open everyday from 10am to 7pm.
Last entrance 1 hour before the closing time.
24th and 31st December: from 10am to 5pm (last admission at 3.30pm)
25th December from 1pm to 7pm (last admission at 6pm)
Box office on site!
According to federal regulations it will be possible to access the exhibition only with the COVID PASS, certifying that you have been vaccinated, cured or tested negative for a rapid antigen test within the previous 48 hours or PCR within the previous 72 hours. Reservation is not mandatory. The mask is not mandatory but recommended.
Adults (from 16 years): CHF 24.--
Students / Seniors (64-65 years) / IV-Authorized: CHF 21.--
Children (5 to 15 years): CHF 16.--
Family package (2 adults + 2 children): CHF 70.--
Free admission up to 4 years!
The exhibition is accessible for wheelchairs.
The exhibition texts are in German and English.
The museum complies with the requirements of the Swiss Confederation and the protective measures of the Association of Swiss Museums.
– COVID PASS is required
– Face mask is recommended
– Several disinfection dispenser (entrance/exit, toilets)
– Regular cleaning/disinfection by professional cleaners
– Sick persons are not allowed to enter the museum.
Why visit THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibition with your students?
We invite you to take advantage of the arrival in Basel of the exhibition The Art of the Brick® by Nathan Sawaya to surprise your students. The American artist has assembled over a million LEGO bricks to compose monumental works. Immerse yourself in this universe and take advantage of its educational possibilities. From the works of Nathan Sawaya, you will be able to make them think about the use of primary colors, but especially to work on vision in space, geometry and mathematics. Open the doors to creativity!
Close to their world, this exhibition will awaken the creativity and curiosity of your students in class.
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