Exhibition in the Kalverpassage
Art Of The Brick
Exhibition The Art of the Brick
— In Nederland for a limited time only!
The world-renowned exhibition The Art of the Brick by the American artist Nathan Sawaya is back in the Netherlands for a limited engagement. Hundred unique artworks, built with more than one million LEGO® bricks, can be seen in the Kalverpassage on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. The Art of the Brick has been proclaimed by CNN as one of the world’s top-10 must-see exhibitions, and has already attracted millions of visitors around the world.
After the big success in 2014, The Art of the Brick is finally back in the Netherlands. Doubled in size and now featuring 100 artworks, the wonderful gallery In Pieces has been added to the exhibition, a multimedia collaboration between Sawaya and the award-winning Australian photographer Dean West.
LEGO® bricks elevated to art form
The New York artist Nathan Sawaya has taken the iconic LEGO bricks and elevated them to an art form that inspires people of all ages. Visitors see how with imagination and creativity you can build a spectacular array of sculptures: from the public favourite Yellow and a T-Rex
over six metres tall, to recent interpretations of world-famous artworks by Da Vinci, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.
For all ages, LEGO fans and lovers of art
The Art of the Brick will win the hearts of people of all ages, from LEGO fans to lovers of art. A free children's audio guide and scavenger hunt is available, taking them through the structures containing thousands of LEGO bricks and they can take a photo sitting next to Blue guy sitting, a life-size LEGO human figure.
To ensure that a visit to the exhibition is as safe and responsible as possible the organisation complies with detailed protocol drawn up by the Museums association. The exhibition has a floor area of no less than 3000m2, visitors have to reserve a time slot and is organised in a ‘flow-through’ way, so visitors walk in the same direction along a fixed route from the entrance to the exit which makes it possible to spread visitors over the time and space available.
Nathan Sawaya, from corporate lawyer to artist
Nathan Sawaya is an award-winning artist and was the first artist ever to transform these famous toys into fine art. He 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 ground
breaking ways. His art consists of playing with the material, color, movement, light and perspective. Sawaya is the only person in the world with both the title LEGO Certified Professional and the title LEGO Master Builder. Sawaya, who previously had a successful career as a corporate lawyer in New York, is now an author, speaker, and one of the most popular, award-winning contemporary artists of our time.
Want check it out?
The Art of the Brick is open to the public in the Kalverpassage shopping centre in Amsterdam, from Thursday 10 December 2020 and can only be seen for a few months in the Netherlands. Tickets are available at artofthebrick.nl
The Art of the Brick is open from 10:00 to 18:00, and the last admission is at 16:30. The exhibition is closed on Mondays, except during Christmas holidays and other school holidays. See the website for the latest opening hours.
Kalverpassage is easily accessible by both public transport and by car. Click here to find your route to Parking garage Kalverstraat, located directly underneath Kalverpassage.