Museum of Science and Industry

ART + Science = Architecture

July 1, 2009 - March 15, 2010

Exhibit Essentials

This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Lower Level, Lower Court West
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Adam Reed Tucker gives us all something to look up to. His towering interpretations of famous city landmarks aim to bring accessibility to architecture. Instead of using traditional materials—steel, brick, glass—to build his skyscrapers, Tucker opts for a more modest construction medium: LEGO®. Piece by piece, LEGO by LEGO, this trained architect and LEGO Master creates large-scale artistic models of some of the most famous structures in America including Chicago’s Sears Tower and St. Louis’ Gateway Arch. You’ll also see awe-inspiring buildings from around the world including the Burj Khalifa Tower (United Arab Emirates) and the Jin Mao Tower (China).

The simplicity and nostalgic quality of the LEGO affords viewers a new, detailed look at familiar buildings. Guests can lean in close to see the complexity of a building’s intricate design and engineering or take a step back to appreciate its stunning sculptural form in full. Museum members will have the opportunity to enjoy Tucker’s work in ART + Science = Architecture, a temporary exhibition open through March 15, 2010. This exhibit is free with Museum general admission.

Watch Adam at Work!

Watch Adam Reed Tucker work on his latest LEGO architecture project live from the Museum’s Rotunda on select dates. Next build date: January 23, 2010. (Additional dates may be added.)

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Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.

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