Saturday, January 14, 2012


tallpencilArtist Nathan Sawaya, creator of the LEGO sculptures in the Morris Museum’s current exhibition The Art of the Brick®, will visit the museum on for a talk about his work, followed by a Q&A session and signing. After the talk (in the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre) Mr. Sawaya will sign books and posters, which will be available for purchase. (Left: Nathan Sawaya with his LEGO sculpture, Pencil. Photo Credit:

WHEN: Sunday, January 22, at 12 PM
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
TICKETS: $20, which includes museum admission.
Seating is limited; please call the box office 973.971.3706 for reservations.

For the big LEGO and Sawaya fans, the museum will be hosting “Coffee with the creator of The Art of the Brick” from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Registration for “Coffee with the creator of The Art of the Brick” will be limited to 30 people; tickets are $100 per person and include:

  • Opportunity to meet and speak with Nathan Sawaya before the museum opens
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Ticket and VIP seating for Sawaya’s talk at 12 PM in the Bickford Theatre
  • The Art of the Brick poster signed by the artist

SawayaWorking In Studio3About The Art of the Brick Exhibition
Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick features over 25 awe-inspiring and thought-provoking large-scale sculptures created out of LEGO® bricks. This popular exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2012.  While the exhibition is on view, a special area has been set up where visitors, inspired by Sawaya's work, can build their own fantastic LEGO creations.  For more information about The Art of the Brick and Nathan Sawaya’s artwork, visit (Above: Nathan Sawaya in his studio (with sculptures and LEGO containers in background).)

clip_image002About the Morris Museum
The Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through the presentation of high caliber permanent and changing exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. In 2013 the museum will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary. These programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the F.M. Kirby Foundation; the Investors Foundation; and the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM; and Sunday, 1-5 PM. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 PM. For more information, call 973.971.3700, or visit