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Nature Connects

July 22 @ 9:00 AM - November 26 @ 5:00 PM

July 22 – November 26 – Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks Exhibit

Open Daily 9am-5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more. This spectacular combination of nature and art will be featured outdoors in the Conservation Garden and other outdoor areas. “Just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. Insects and plants have important relationships; different species of animals have special relationships with each other; animals have connections with their families just like we do,” says Kenney on his website. “And of course, people have a connection with nature, whether you’re trimming a bonsai tree or planting a garden, or anything else: you are a part of nature. I hope that you can look at Nature Connects and appreciate both nature and the sculptures as something beautiful, and I also hope you’re inspired to go home and create something wonderful yourself.” Created in partnership with Iowa State University, Nature Connects is foremost an educational platform and secondarily a means of artistic expression. Cost: Included in museum admission.

Details

Start:
July 22 @ 9:00 AM
End:
November 26 @ 5:00 PM
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Venue

Virginia Living Museum
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601 United States
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