Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Nature Connects
Photo of Nature Connects

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over 1.6 million LEGO pieces, this show features over 50 larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by New York artist Sean Kenney.
Sean Kenney's Nature Connects, award winning exhibit of sculptures built with LEGO pieces Created in partnership with Iowa State University, Nature Connects is foremost an educational platform and secondarily a means of artistic expression.

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. Sean Kenney's Nature Connects, award winning exhibit of sculptures built with LEGO pieces
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.

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. Sean Kenney's Nature Connects, award winning exhibit of sculptures built with LEGO pieces
Now open in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California through Sunday May 8, 2016 at South Coast Botanic Garden

Now open in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina through Monday September 5, 2016 at Brookgreen Gardens

Now open in Louisville, Kentucky through Thursday May 5, 2016 at Louisville Zoo

Now open in Ames, Iowa through Monday October 31, 2016 at Reiman Gardens


If you're interested in having Nature Connects come to your venue, contact us.
Sean Kenney's Nature Connects, award winning exhibit of sculptures built with LEGO pieces
Now on tour
2016
South Coast Botanic Garden
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
February 19, 2016 to
May 8, 2016

Brookgreen Gardens
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
March 1, 2016 to
September 5, 2016

Louisville Zoo
Louisville, Kentucky
April 13, 2016 to
May 5, 2016

Reiman Gardens
Ames, Iowa
April 22, 2016 to
October 31, 2016

Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis, Indiana
May 12, 2016 to
September 5, 2016

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond, Virginia
May 27, 2016 to
September 18, 2016

National Tropical Botanical Garden - McBryde Garden
Po’ipū, HI
May 6, 2016 to
July 10, 2016

The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, North Carolina
July 29, 2016 to
October 23, 2016

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Fayetteville, North Carolina
September 30, 2016 to
January 8, 2017

Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix, Arizona
September 16, 2016 to
January 2, 2017

McKee Botanical Garden
Vero Beach, Florida
November 4, 2016 to
May 7, 2017

2017
Lauritzen Gardens
Omaha, Nebraska
January 11, 2017 to
May 15, 2017

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville, Florida
January 13, 2017 to
May 7, 2017

Memphis Zoo
Memphis, Tennessee
March 3, 2017 to
July 9, 2017

Houston Zoo
Houston, Texas
May 18, 2017 to
September 4, 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington, Ontario Canada
May 19, 2017 to
August 20, 2017

Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland, Ohio
May 26, 2017 to
August 27, 2017

Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, Virginia
July 21, 2017 to
November 26, 2017

Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville, Alabama
September 1, 2017 to
November 26, 2017

2018
Louisville Zoo
Louisville, Kentucky
April 15, 2018 to
September 3, 2018

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Winchester, Virginia
May 4, 2018 to
September 3, 2018

Green Bay Botanical Garden
Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 25, 2018 to
August 19, 2018

Red Butte Garden
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 2, 2018 to
August 26, 2018

San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio, Texas
August 31, 2018 to
December 31, 2018

2019
Reiman Gardens
Ames, Iowa
June 22, 2019 to
September 11, 2019

Memphis Zoo
Memphis, Tennessee
January 17, 2019 to
September 2, 2019

Earlier years Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Saturday April 14, 2012 to
Sunday October 28, 2012

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska
Saturday February 2, 2013 to
Sunday May 19, 2013

Powell Gardens, Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday June 1, 2013 to
Sunday September 29, 2013

The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
Friday October 11, 2013 to
Sunday January 5, 2014

A closer look at some of the sculptures ( Come see all 50 in person! )
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