Get Creative at the Indiana State Museum
I’m a pretty creative Mom. I love getting my kids involved in so many different activities that stretch their minds and keep them entertained. When I learned of the Indiana State Museum’s newest creative exhibits, THE ART OF THE BRICK and CARDBOARD ENGINEERING, I couldn’t wait to check it out!
LEGOS EVERYWHERE We recently toured the new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum (ISM) featuring some of the coolest LEGO creations in the world. This place is a LEGO-lovers dream. Check out a few of our faves from the exhibit, but before you do, here’s a few fun facts to build your excitement!
The Art of The Brick
Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, THE ART OF THE BRICK features original pieces from artist Nathan Sawaya, as well as LEGO brick interpretations of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Visitors will have the opportunity to get up-close with the fan favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will marvel at the David statue made entirely of LEGO bricks, come face-to-face with a 20-foot long T-Rex skeleton and more. -The Indiana State Museum
With over 80 cool and unique pieces to enjoy, this exhibit also features an area for kiddos to try their hand at building their own LEGO creations. I took a little friend with me to join in on the fun!
The event runs from Sept. 29th until Jan 6th, 2019. This is an exhibit you don’t want to miss!
“Cardboard Engineering is truly a visitor-focused experience, with an emphasis on creativity, imagination and even problem solving,” said Cathy Ferree, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “We’re excited to empower our visitors to challenge themselves and have fun with their friends or families in this immersive space.”
This is by far my favorite exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. If you were ever a kid that loved playing in cardboard, this is the exhibit for you. I’m taking tons of cardboard! From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted with cardboard; a cardboard pile, works of cardboard art in the center, and tons of cardboard signs to get you inspired. I immediately thought back to the time I slept in a cardboard box leftover from a new refrigerator we bought when I was 8 years old. I kept it in my bedroom for 3 weeks until I saw a spider, but that’s another story...
This exhibit comes free with your purchase of a general admission ticket. It runs from Sept. 29th to May 27th, 2019.
For now, enjoy the photos from our latest stop at Cardboard Engineering and The Art of Brick.
Enjoy making your own LEGO creations!