Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks
An Official Tricentennial Event
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is thrilled to bring Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks to the Garden September 1 through December 31, 2018 with a whole new set of LEGO sculptures that will amaze and inspire. Nature Connects is an award-winning sculpture exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Sean Kenney. Created with nearly half a million LEGO® bricks, the thirteen nature-inspired displays at the San Antonio Botanical Garden include a larger-than-life Monarch butterfly and a 6-foot hummingbird on a trumpet flower!
Just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected. Nature Connects illustrates topics such as animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature. Visitors of all ages will connect with nature-inspired sculptures that showcase creativity and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in a fun and unique way.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is open daily from 9am – 5pm. Nature Connects is included with general admission ($12-$9). Members enjoy free admission. San Antonio Public Library cardholders will receive $1 off general admission. Simply show your card when purchasing admission.
Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks Bingo
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Botanical LEGO® Brick Build Challenge
BUILD. SNAP. SUBMIT.
Kids & Family LEGO® Brick Building Class
Saturday, December 15 | 10am – 12:30pm
Drop-in: LEGO® Brick Building with UTSA Engineering Students
November 17 | 10am – 2pm
Bricks and Bites
Saturday, December 8 | 6:30pm – 9pm
About the Artist
Sean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and “professional kid.” For over a decade, Sean has been using LEGO toys as a medium to design and create contemporary sculptures. For more information about the artist, and to view other works, visit Sean Kenny’s website at http://www.seankenney.com.
Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks is sponsored by:
The Gretchen Swanson Family Foundation
Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
The USAA Foundation, Inc.