Exhibit features world’s largest display of LEGO® art
The Art of the Brick
Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting a captivating exhibition of incredible works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO brick. The Art of the Brick is the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. The exhibit features over 100 works of art by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya, who transforms LEGO bricks into tremendous and thought-provoking sculptures.
The Art of the Brick is a walk through art history, from classic works like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Munch’s Scream to historic works like the Sphinx, Michelangelo’s David and the Venus de Milo, all made entirely of LEGO bricks. It’s also a journey through Sawaya’s mind as you explore over 50 original works, including the iconic, pop culture fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open as thousands of sunshine yellow LEGO bricks cascade out of the cavity.
The Art of the Brick is open through May 1, 2016 at Cincinnati Museum Center. For more information visit www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits/art-of-the-brick.
OMNIMAX film celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service
National Parks Adventure
Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service with a stunning journey through the untamed beauty of America’s natural landscape. National Parks Adventure showcases the splendor of our national parks, where some of America’s most incredibly diverse landscapes remain much as they were millions of years ago. Experience a range of environments from the towering trees of Redwood National Park to the murky swamps of the Everglades to the crystal clear lakes of Glacier National Park, and journey to beautiful icons such as Half Dome, Delicate Arch, Devil’s Tower and Old Faithful – monuments to the nation’s vast wilderness.
Hike, bike, raft and climb along with artist and adventurer Rachel Pohl, world famous mountain climber Conrad Anker and adventure photographer Max Lowe. Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure is a stunning visual and musical journey through the natural landscapes that showcase America’s wild beauty on the only screen big enough to truly capture the great outdoors.
National Parks Adventure will be showing in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater at Cincinnati Museum Center through June 2016. National Parks Adventure was funded in part by Cincinnati Museum Center as a member of the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. For more information visit www.cincymuseum.org/omnimax/national-parks-adventure. [End Page 97]
Exhibit showcases Cincinnati Museum Center collections from around the globe
Treasures of Travel: Cincinnatians Collect the World
Travel is uniquely human. It helps to expand our horizons and our view of the world and all the people in it. The items travelers bring home tell us as much about them as it does the cultures and places they visited. Through historic objects, photographs and letters, Treasures of Travel allow you to accompany these travelers as they leave their hometowns and explore regions that still held many mysteries even into the mid-20th century.
Tag along with native Cincinnatians like Julius and Dorette Fleischmann as they sail around the world aboard the Camargo between 1931 and 1932, collecting extensively in the South Pacific, and prolific traveler and filmmaker Lewis Cotlow, whose travels took him from the Arctic to Africa and everywhere in between, documenting his journeys for RKO Pictures. Some traveled for leisure, others on military assignment and some as missionaries. View some of the treasures they brought home: elaborate headdresses and feather work, decorative weapons, vibrant pottery and hundreds of photographs.
Treasures of Travel is the fifth installment of Cincinnati Museum Center’s Treasures exhibition series and features items exclusively from Cincinnati Museum Center’s collections. The exhibit runs through June 2016. For more information visit www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits/treasures-of-travel.
Temporary Library Closure
The Cincinnati History Library & Archives at Cincinnati Museum Center is temporarily closed to the public to facilitate the renovation of historic Union Terminal. As a result, guests will be unable to visit...