If you and your kids are Lovin Legos, you're gonna love this. It's a lego exhibit! The New York sculptor, Nathan Sawaya, is among the most prominent of contemporary artists working with LEGO® blocks and you can find his work at the Nassau County Museum of art! While your kids will appreciate the use of Legos in his work, the message behind it is actually pretty deep. Art includes the eight-foot-high Pushing Against, a red figure with raised arms, and the five-foot high The Courage Within, a mostly grey work highlighted by a view into the figure's red abdomen. Other works in the exhibition include Trapped, a two-foot-high red figure enclosed within a box; Strength of Spirit, a two-foot high hand holding a small human figure; and Goodbye, a two-and-a-half foot high grey figure losing its parts as it walks away. A far cry from the four inch helicopter I built for my son. The one that's missing a tail after he played with it for five minutes!
The Museum just did a family Lego day and may have more coming. Check them out at nassaumuseum.org. The exhibit runs through March 18.