Join us for a special preview event featuring our newest Keller Gallery exhibition – Brick Flicks! On June 30, 2023 from 6 – 8 PM the McKinley Museum is hosting a special preview party. Entry ticket includes early access to the Brick Flicks exhibit, a LEGO Fire Walk from Sir Troy Toys, and a variety of kid-friendly food options, including mini corn dogs, chicken tenders, and mac and cheese. Guests will also be the first to view our custom made LEGO McKinley National Monument! The winners of our LEGO contest will be featured in the exhibit as well! The Gift Shoppe will be open from 6 – 7:45 PM and features LEGO kits available for purchase. Tickets are available for purchase on the museum website.
Brick Flicks recreates forty scenes from well-known movies, each presented as a large-format print. From Wayne’s World to West Side Story, The Matrix to Mary Poppins, and Laurel & Hardy to the Life of Pi, Brick Flicks is an exhibition of some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of all time recreated by Warren Elsmore, the well-known artist in LEGO bricks. Each familiar scene has been carefully photographed to mimic the staging and lighting of the original movie, but with the scenery, actors and actresses recreated with everyone’s favorite building blocks.
“Our journey takes us through action, comedy, drama, science fiction and more as we celebrate the versatility of the LEGO palette,” said Elsmore. “Each film brings its own challenges as we strive to create an image that is instantly recognizable. In some instances, we’ve chosen to use a scene from the film itself and in some cases the movie poster itself is our ‘main protagonist.’ Either way round, I hope that the image we’ve chosen brings back memories – or perhaps triggers a desire to expand your own film collection!”
The exhibition includes three hands-on LEGO building stations, plus a “Graffiti Wall” where you can make your own LEGO creations to share with other Museum visitors. Don’t miss the fun this summer! Brick Flicks is on view from July 1 through September 30.
Thank you to our Brick Flicks sponsors Visit Canton and The Belden Brick Company Charitable Trust.