Museum of Neon Art

Museum of Neon Art Located across from the Americana on South Brand Blvd, MONA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to learning, curiosity and expression through the preservation, collection and interpretation of neon, electric, & kinetic art and historic signs.
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MONA is committed to: preserving and archiving historic neon; fostering artistic expression through neon, glass, electric and kinetic works; sustaining the craft and advancing the art form of neon; and encouraging creativity, innovation and excellence. Neon is a gateway between scientific principles and artistic expression. Neon illumination integrates electrical technology, creative design, and f

MONA is committed to: preserving and archiving historic neon; fostering artistic expression through neon, glass, electric and kinetic works; sustaining the craft and advancing the art form of neon; and encouraging creativity, innovation and excellence. Neon is a gateway between scientific principles and artistic expression. Neon illumination integrates electrical technology, creative design, and f

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Yesterday we were graced with the visit of young artist Veronica who informed us that MONA was the first museum she had ...
07/17/2021

Yesterday we were graced with the visit of young artist Veronica who informed us that MONA was the first museum she had ever visited! We love sharing the museum experience with first time visitors, and what they share with us about the power of objects and their favorite artworks. Here’s a drawing from our kids scavenger hunt that Veronica made of her favorite artwork, a crackle plasma work by @waynestrattman. The piece is activated by sound. Rather than draw the artwork Veronica drew her family gathered together singing to it and appreciating it. We hope you’ll bring your friends and family to MONA to share in the light like Veronica and her family!

Yesterday we were graced with the visit of young artist Veronica who informed us that MONA was the first museum she had ever visited! We love sharing the museum experience with first time visitors, and what they share with us about the power of objects and their favorite artworks. Here’s a drawing from our kids scavenger hunt that Veronica made of her favorite artwork, a crackle plasma work by @waynestrattman. The piece is activated by sound. Rather than draw the artwork Veronica drew her family gathered together singing to it and appreciating it. We hope you’ll bring your friends and family to MONA to share in the light like Veronica and her family!

Hopping on this trend to say whatever you are interested in we will be open from 12-7 today!
07/16/2021

Hopping on this trend to say whatever you are interested in we will be open from 12-7 today!

Hopping on this trend to say whatever you are interested in we will be open from 12-7 today!

U will see so many historic signs in our soon to be Sign Garden! This is Nick and Dave hoisting up one of the U’s for th...
07/15/2021

U will see so many historic signs in our soon to be Sign Garden! This is Nick and Dave hoisting up one of the U’s for the Movieland Wax Museum from Buena Park yesterday. In order to secure and easily move our historic signs Nick welds custom bases together, and signs that would take several people to move now take one or two people.

U will see so many historic signs in our soon to be Sign Garden! This is Nick and Dave hoisting up one of the U’s for the Movieland Wax Museum from Buena Park yesterday. In order to secure and easily move our historic signs Nick welds custom bases together, and signs that would take several people to move now take one or two people.

It’s so nice to make plans again! Did you know that MONA does event rentals? If you book within the next three months yo...
07/13/2021

It’s so nice to make plans again! Did you know that MONA does event rentals? If you book within the next three months you can reserve your event date at our reduced rates. Check our events page for more information!
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Special thanks to Mandy and Constanta and thanks to @herilumephotography @aureliadamorephotography

Exciting news! Lucky visitors to the museum today get the chance to take home their very own hand bent glass sculpture a...
07/11/2021

Exciting news! Lucky visitors to the museum today get the chance to take home their very own hand bent glass sculpture and vase by artist Roxy Rose! First come first served!
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#giveaway @neogirlneon #neonartist #museumofneonart #roxyrose #glasssculpture #swag #vase #flower #neonbender #neonartist

Did you know MONA is a great place to bring your film, DSLR, or Polaroid? Discover the exhibition with a camera today fr...
07/11/2021

Did you know MONA is a great place to bring your film, DSLR, or Polaroid? Discover the exhibition with a camera today from 12-5. Want to do a professional shoot at the museum? See our website for rates and guidelines!

Pictured is the 1940 sign for Iwata Camera, a little Tokyo business founded by Jack Masaoka Iwata, known for his powerful documentary images of his internment at Tule Lake and Manzanar as well as his photographs of celebrities from Elvis to Liz Taylor & John Wayne. Iwata was a fundamental figure in the establishment of Kyoto news in 1986.

Did you know MONA is a great place to bring your film, DSLR, or Polaroid? Discover the exhibition with a camera today from 12-5. Want to do a professional shoot at the museum? See our website for rates and guidelines!

Pictured is the 1940 sign for Iwata Camera, a little Tokyo business founded by Jack Masaoka Iwata, known for his powerful documentary images of his internment at Tule Lake and Manzanar as well as his photographs of celebrities from Elvis to Liz Taylor & John Wayne. Iwata was a fundamental figure in the establishment of Kyoto news in 1986.

07/09/2021

Three-dimensionally bent curved forms may seem like gestural curls, but upon closer inspection a vertical dragon appears. The neon, bent by Shun- Lo Huang, is animated, switching on and off as if a dragon is emerging through the clouds. Visit this work and many others today from or tomorrow from 12-7 or Sunday 12-5 in our exhibition 40 Years of Light.
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#dragon #tsaitenchen #neonart #lightart #kineticart #museum #thongstodoinla #visitglendale #neonlights

We are excited to announce that Leticia Maldonado will have her first solo show at MONA in the Fall of 2022! Maldonado i...
07/08/2021

We are excited to announce that Leticia Maldonado will have her first solo show at MONA in the Fall of 2022! Maldonado is known for her masterful work with small diameter glass tubing and thoughtful attention to organic forms. Interested in seeing some of Leticia’s work? Her solo exhibition at @bermudezprojects opens This weekend, July 10th!
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@leticiamaria #neonart #neonartist #leticiamaldonado #exhibition #shebends @shebendsneon #artist #somethingbrighttolookforwardto #neon #laartist #maker #glasswork #neonbender

We are excited to announce that Leticia Maldonado will have her first solo show at MONA in the Fall of 2022! Maldonado is known for her masterful work with small diameter glass tubing and thoughtful attention to organic forms. Interested in seeing some of Leticia’s work? Her solo exhibition at @bermudezprojects opens This weekend, July 10th!
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@leticiamaria #neonart #neonartist #leticiamaldonado #exhibition #shebends @shebendsneon #artist #somethingbrighttolookforwardto #neon #laartist #maker #glasswork #neonbender

Neon is a wonderful way to create community, honor history, and spread light and optimism. Congrats to the community mem...
07/08/2021
Neon Dream: The Rebuilding of a Brightly Lit Beacon Boosts a Nashville Neighborhood | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Neon is a wonderful way to create community, honor history, and spread light and optimism. Congrats to the community members in Nashville who relit to sign!
https://savingplaces.org/stories/neon-dream-the-rebuilding-of-a-brightly-lit-beacon-boosts-a-nashville-neighborhood?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly#.YOc1BuRHaaM

The third-generation owner of a Nashville institution steps up to save her store's beloved neon sign.

Have you snagged yourself a ticket for our Neon Cruise? We have a few spots left for this memorable night in our web-sto...
07/07/2021

Have you snagged yourself a ticket for our Neon Cruise? We have a few spots left for this memorable night in our web-store for August 14th and September 4th.
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#thingstodoinla #neoncruise #toursofla #dtla #losangelestheatre @jericl #neonlights #neonsigns #tourist #touristinmyowncity #doubledeckerbus #downtownla #vintagela

Have you snagged yourself a ticket for our Neon Cruise? We have a few spots left for this memorable night in our web-store for August 14th and September 4th.
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#thingstodoinla #neoncruise #toursofla #dtla #losangelestheatre @jericl #neonlights #neonsigns #tourist #touristinmyowncity #doubledeckerbus #downtownla #vintagela

Open 12-7 today! Today Is the last day this week to visit because we will be closed to celebrate the 4th of July tomorro...
07/03/2021

Open 12-7 today!
Today Is the last day this week to visit because we will be closed to celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow!
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#plasma #interactiveart #thingstodoinla #thongstodoinglendale #neon #museum #lamuseum #artexperience

Open 12-7 today!
Today Is the last day this week to visit because we will be closed to celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow!
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#plasma #interactiveart #thingstodoinla #thongstodoinglendale #neon #museum #lamuseum #artexperience

Tell your pals! Tickets are going fast for the August 14th Neon Cruise! You can get your tickets in our webstore under t...
06/30/2021

Tell your pals! Tickets are going fast for the August 14th Neon Cruise! You can get your tickets in our webstore under tours/zoom presentations.
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#neon #museumofneonart #neoncruise #neontour #bustour #tourla #losangelestour #dtla #vintage #history #signsunited #palace

Tell your pals! Tickets are going fast for the August 14th Neon Cruise! You can get your tickets in our webstore under tours/zoom presentations.
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#neon #museumofneonart #neoncruise #neontour #bustour #tourla #losangelestour #dtla #vintage #history #signsunited #palace

You got any King Bros in your life? Send this their way to let them know you are thinking of them! Pictured here is the ...
06/29/2021

You got any King Bros in your life? Send this their way to let them know you are thinking of them! Pictured here is the Broadway Bar and Orpheus parking sign in Downtown LA. Want some up close and personal encounters with neon on a double decker bus? MONA has sold out our first bus tour of the summer but we just listed another one this week for August 14th. Tickets are going quick!
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#broadway #theatredistrict #downtownla #neon #neonart #vintage #vintagestyle #signsunited #bustour #tourlosangeles #touristinyourowncity #museumofneonart #neoncruise

You got any King Bros in your life? Send this their way to let them know you are thinking of them! Pictured here is the Broadway Bar and Orpheus parking sign in Downtown LA. Want some up close and personal encounters with neon on a double decker bus? MONA has sold out our first bus tour of the summer but we just listed another one this week for August 14th. Tickets are going quick!
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#broadway #theatredistrict #downtownla #neon #neonart #vintage #vintagestyle #signsunited #bustour #tourlosangeles #touristinyourowncity #museumofneonart #neoncruise

We had a wonderful tour of the Jewish history of Broadway with @edmonrodman last night, and now that masks are optional ...
06/28/2021

We had a wonderful tour of the Jewish history of Broadway with @edmonrodman last night, and now that masks are optional for vaccinated folks we had the joy of seeing some of your faces. The tour was filled with fascinating stories, ephemera that brought stories to life, and even a group sing along! We are so thrilled to offer more ways to gather and see the city together. Our first neon cruise has sold out and the next one set for August 14 is going quick! Want a little more exercise, there’s a walking tour of Ktown in July as well! Link to tours in bio!
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#jewishla #losangelestour #neontour #lawalkingtour #labustour #thingstodoinla #broadwaytheatredistrict #neonart #historictheatre #orpheum #neonstories #neonhistory #vintagela #losangeles #megila #thisplacematters

We had a wonderful tour of the Jewish history of Broadway with @edmonrodman last night, and now that masks are optional for vaccinated folks we had the joy of seeing some of your faces. The tour was filled with fascinating stories, ephemera that brought stories to life, and even a group sing along! We are so thrilled to offer more ways to gather and see the city together. Our first neon cruise has sold out and the next one set for August 14 is going quick! Want a little more exercise, there’s a walking tour of Ktown in July as well! Link to tours in bio!
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#jewishla #losangelestour #neontour #lawalkingtour #labustour #thingstodoinla #broadwaytheatredistrict #neonart #historictheatre #orpheum #neonstories #neonhistory #vintagela #losangeles #megila #thisplacematters

Plan B speaks to making the best out of any situation and taking the time to re-envision visual solutions to art making....
06/27/2021

Plan B speaks to making the best out of any situation and taking the time to re-envision visual solutions to art making. This work by Linda Sue Price is composed from tubes that were already bent or included in other artwork prototypes. Through these new compositions, Price creates new and unexpected arrangements, demonstrating the importance of reassessing and recreating.
Linda Sue Price began creating neon art works in 2004 after attending a bending workshop at MONA. She continued to develop her craft and style into a freeform bending technique, without the use of a pattern that is often used as a guide by conventional sign benders. Her playful work explores luminosity and glow through abstract shapes and lines. She combines form, light, texture, and reflection through mixed media approaches that layer neon tubing with clear acrylic rods, reflective backgrounds and refractive objects. Linda’s background includes video production and the production of motion graphics, which informs the way she animates her work. Linda has been an active member of MONA since 2000 and is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
See this work and so many more from 12-5 today!
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#lindasueprice @lindasuepriceneonartist #neonart #planb #improvisationalart #collage #artist #contemporaryartist #maker #neonclass #thingstodoinla #glendaleca

Plan B speaks to making the best out of any situation and taking the time to re-envision visual solutions to art making. This work by Linda Sue Price is composed from tubes that were already bent or included in other artwork prototypes. Through these new compositions, Price creates new and unexpected arrangements, demonstrating the importance of reassessing and recreating.
Linda Sue Price began creating neon art works in 2004 after attending a bending workshop at MONA. She continued to develop her craft and style into a freeform bending technique, without the use of a pattern that is often used as a guide by conventional sign benders. Her playful work explores luminosity and glow through abstract shapes and lines. She combines form, light, texture, and reflection through mixed media approaches that layer neon tubing with clear acrylic rods, reflective backgrounds and refractive objects. Linda’s background includes video production and the production of motion graphics, which informs the way she animates her work. Linda has been an active member of MONA since 2000 and is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
See this work and so many more from 12-5 today!
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#lindasueprice @lindasuepriceneonartist #neonart #planb #improvisationalart #collage #artist #contemporaryartist #maker #neonclass #thingstodoinla #glendaleca

Open 12-7 today! ....#neon #museum #thingstodoinla #vintagesigns #thingstodoinclendaleca #visit #exhibition
06/25/2021

Open 12-7 today!
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#neon #museum #thingstodoinla #vintagesigns #thingstodoinclendaleca #visit #exhibition

Open 12-7 today!
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#neon #museum #thingstodoinla #vintagesigns #thingstodoinclendaleca #visit #exhibition

Look closely at the picture of Docs clock sign in San Francisco, do you notice that below the sign are the stems for som...
06/24/2021

Look closely at the picture of Docs clock sign in San Francisco, do you notice that below the sign are the stems for some painted cocktail glasses? The layers of signage on this facade tell a story of displacement, community activism, and triumphant relighting of a 1950s community treasure. Docs Clock is a beloved dive bar in the Mission district that has been around since the 1950s. In 2017 Doc’s landlord, who had recently bought the building did not renew the lease, forcing the bar out. The bar wanted to take the sign but the landlord refused saying that the sign has sentimental value for her. Since Doc was still an active business it was ruled she could not keep the sign. Meanwhile Doc moved a few blocks away and painted their facade to look like their old neon sign. Docs status as a legacy business enabled them moving funds and the city helped to navigate sign policy so that this old sign could be reconstructed under more restrictive sign ordinances as a historic sign. In 2018 the sign was relit in its new location. Had it not been for community activism and tenacity of the business owners this treasure might have been lost.
We can’t wait to take a walking tour with our good friends at @sfneonbook when they start up again to learn more about these treasures of the bay!
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#docsclock #neon #neonsign #communityacrivosim #missiondistrictsf #thisplacematters #bulbarrow #cocktail #cocktailglass #cocktailtime #vintage #ordinance #policy #gentrification #divebar

Thanks to Hyperallergic and Stephanie Stacey for writing about how MONA and other museums including the Sacramento Histo...
06/23/2021
Small Museums Are Stealing the Show on TikTok

Thanks to Hyperallergic and Stephanie Stacey for writing about how MONA and other museums including the Sacramento History Museum, The Louvre, Museu dos Brinquedos, State Hermitage Museum, and Black Country Museum work to make museums accessible via tiktok! Thanks also to Roxy Rose for being such a star, a video showing her bending is mentioned In the article. Also big thanks to Kayla Aihara, our 2020 summer intern that inspired our entry into TikTok!

https://hyperallergic.com/657109/small-museums-are-stealing-the-show-on-tiktok/

Although major museums worldwide are taking on TikTok, it’s the less-renowned museums that are winning big.

We can’t get over how cute these vessels are that Sarah, an Intro to Neon Art student, made from scraps of glass she too...
06/23/2021

We can’t get over how cute these vessels are that Sarah, an Intro to Neon Art student, made from scraps of glass she took home from dabbling in the flames. Last slide is a photo of her making them!
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Repost @clouddottir i made a fanciful and completely impractical vase! and i love it so much. i bent these glass tubes in my intro to neon class at @museumofneonart and knew i wanted to do something cool with them. so, i decided to make them resin bases filled with silver leaf. the two pieces can be configured in different combinations or stand alone, albeit on a slant due to the beveled edges. i think this turned out pretty rad! ✨ #fancifulimpracticalvase #museumofneonart #neonart #glassbending #flowersofinstagram #flowerstagram #productdesign #vase #glassart #glasssculpture #homedecor #modernhomedecor #diy #diyprojects #resin #resinart #modernism #glasstubes #neon #neonlights

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216 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA
91204

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Mailing Address: 216 S Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91204 Phone: 818-696-2149 Email: [email protected] Admission: MONA members – Free General Admission – $10 Glendale residents (with ID) – $5 Student (with valid ID) – $8 Senior (65+) – $8 Children age twelve (12) and under may enter the museum free only with an adult present. *Admissions prices, availability, and special promotions are subject to change without notice.

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Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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(818) 696-2149

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Late 1940's. East Saint Andrews in Santa Ana. Store still stands but all the neon was removed sadly. Photo: Clarence Williams 2013.
Does anyone know what happened to the Fly DC Jets sign in Long Beach? It was designated a historic site in 2016. I heard the owner demoed the hanger.
Spotted this in a movie trailer. It's almost like they've never seen a real neon sign. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB9WUIv9KH8
Thank you Eric and MONA for a fun evening! Who knew DTLA had so many iconic architectural and Neon art treasures! And I am a native :) Atop a double decker bus allows you to see at eye-view rather than street view all these icons.
Seen this on another page
Our visit to Museum of Neon Art!
Yo ... we had a fantastic time visiting you guys ... one of our favorite places in LA!
In the future the MONA classroom will be set up for experimentation with PLASMA but for now Ed Biggar and I are exposing glass blowers to the possibilities at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas. Classes are filling fast!
cool old neon sign of a guitar and Rock and Roll on