Genghis Khan: Bring The Legend to Life
May 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Uncover the amazing story of one of the world’s greatest leaders and most misunderstood conquerors, Genghis Khan. Learn how his empire forever changed the face of the world, and discover his legacy as both a ruthless warrior and a revered statesman. Experience the exotic atmosphere of ancient Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds, and marketplaces of a vanished world. Examine the saddles and armor used by the Mongol Warriors and see different styles of bows and arrows, including flaming arrows used to spread fire on the battlefield. See hundreds of historical treasures including weapons, jewels, monuments, and documents up to 1,000 years old!
Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life is located in the Pepper Hall and Pendulum galleries.
The Art of the Brick
February 7 - September 6, 2015
The Franklin Institute presents The Art of the Brick, the world’s largest display of LEGO® brick art and a “top 10 must-see exhibit” according to CNN! Featuring more than 100 creations, assembled from more than one million LEGO® bricks, and it's all from the mind of famed contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.
The exhibition consists of eight galleries, each containing Sawaya’s unique and well-crafted pieces. The Art of the Brick includes an assortment of Sawaya’s original concepts addressing various themes of life and human emotion, as well as some more familiar concepts such as a 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus Rex made from over 80,000 LEGO® bricks! Also on display are interpretations of historic masterpieces such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker—all painstakingly pieced together to replicate the originals, and all made entirely of LEGO® bricks!