Art of the Brick

Amazingly lifelike LEGO® art!
On exhibit May 20 – September 3, 2017!

Even bigger and better than before, see this world-touring exhibition when it makes its ONLY stop in the Great Lakes Bay Region!

The Art of the Brick, a captivating exhibition of intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO® brick.  The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO® bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

The exhibition contains approximately 85 art pieces and sculptures, both reproductions of major works of art in LEGO bricks as well as many original works.

Museum Admission

Adults: $15 | Ages 4 – 14: $12 | Ages 3 and under: Free
ABD Museum members/ASTC reciprocal: $5

Admission includes all exhibitions in the galleries, Spark!Lab (space is limited), plus the Hall of Ideas.

Get into the exhibit – faster!

Pre-purchase your admission online, print at home and skip the Ticket Office line altogether!
Please note: Museum admissions are only valid for the date of purchase.

Public Tours!

Included with Art of the Brick admission, tours of the exhibit take place at 2 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Alden B. Dow Museum Hours

Summer Museum Hours

May 20, 2017 – September 3, 2017

Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm

Closed: Mondays, Memorial Day and July 4th.

Kids Pic of the Brick Facebook Photo Challenge!

While you are visiting The Art of the Brick, be sure and a snap a photo on your smartphone. Upload your favorite photo to our Facebook Photo Contest App for your chance to win $500 in cash!

Rules & Guidelines

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An Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art membership pays for itself after only a couple visits!

You’ll enjoy free admission for 12 months and other benefits!

Become a member today!

NEW – Spark!Lab® Smithsonian!

Create, innovate, collaborate, and problem solve!

Through hands-on activities, children and their families engage in invention through activities that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math with art and creativity. Included with full museum admission, this self-led exploration of interactive space creates creative and collaborative thinking. Learn more…

Hall of Ideas

Connecting through Interactivity

Three levels make up the fun, permanent interactive Hall of Ideas designed especially for toddlers through grade school students. This handicap-accessible space traces the spiraling evolution of civilization in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Advancing through each level, visitors learn about Michigan’s geological formation and early inhabitants, and explore the interconnection of science and art. Learn more…


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Other exhibitions on display in the Alden B. Dow Museum

John Dempsey: The Michigan Chronicle & the Glare Series

April 22 – September 3, 2017

10 large-scale paintings chronicle a variety of environments to better examine and understand our sense of place. A solo exhibition winner of the 2016 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition.

A Life Through the Lens: Photography by S. Preston Jones

April 22 – September 3, 2017

S. Preston Jones has exhibited his photographic work worldwide. His photographs capture images that are beautiful and significant, revealing a uniqueness in the subject that may not be seen by others.

Thank You to our exhibit sponsors!

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