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Get ready for a “block-busting” year at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

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While 2017 was a “titanic” year for the museum, 2019 will surely be a block-buster with “The Art of the Brick” exhibition, lauded by CNN as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions.”



The exhibition will be at the Peoria Riverfront Museum from May 31 through September 2.

Featuring artwork created solely from the colorful LEGO® bricks, the exhibition is focused on whimsical and awe-inspiring sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya.

 “These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,” said Sawaya.

“The museum exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts. Everyone can relate to the medium since it is a toy that many children have at home.”

The only multidisciplinary museum of its kind in the nation, the Peoria Riverfront Museum uses art, science, history, and achievement to inspire confidence, lifelong learning, and talent.

Since opening in 2012, the privately funded museum has provided more than one million experiences through major exhibitions, a permanent collection, interactive galleries, a dome planetarium, giant screen theater, and educational programming including curricula-related student visits.

The museum has been designated one of the 200 great places in Illinois by the American Institute of Architects.

About the Author
A Juilliard-trained writer, Kevin Kizer has fought against numerous world-champion writers during his career, besting the reigning middle weight writing champion in an exhibition bout in Helsinki in 1976. He also played a crucial role on the U.S. gold-medal winning writing team during the 1984 Pan-Am games, where he came off the bench in dramatic fashion to write the winning prepositional phrase just as time expired.