The Neon Museum Announces New Summer Hours Beginning July 1

THE NEON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER
HOURS BEGINNING JULY 1

WHAT:
The Neon Museum announces new summer hours beginning July 1 through September 15. Hours of operation will be from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., seven days a week. General admission, self-guided tours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. The first tour will be at 7 p.m. and the last tour will be at 11:15 p.m., with four tours taking place each hour. Brilliant!, the  immersive experience in the North Gallery, is available between 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. with shows offered every 30 minutes.

New public health protocols in place include:

  • No-touch digital forehead thermometers are being used to screen staff and guests.
  • Limited number of people are admitted into the museum to account for social distancing.
  • New protective equipment is installed at the museum’s front desk.
  • All staff wear face masks and gloves.
  • All guests are required to wear protective masks with the exception of children nine years of age or younger.
  • All frequently touched surfaces are wiped down at least once an hour.

WHEN:
July 1 – September 15

PRICING:
General admission: $20
Guided tour: $28
Brilliant!: $23
Guided tour plus Brilliant! Combo: $45

Discounted rates are available for children (ages 7 – 17), students, seniors (ages 65+), active-duty military, veterans and Nevada residents (a valid, current ID is required to receive discounted prices).

Check www.neonmuseum.org for opening hours and prices.

WHERE:
The Neon Museum
700 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM:
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org. For more information about The Neon Museum, visit www.neonmuseum.org and follow its Twitter and Instagram pages.

The Neon Museum Continues “Love Our Vegas (LOV)” Through June 30

 

THE NEON MUSEUM CONTINUES “LOVE OUR VEGAS (LOV)” WITH $10 NEVADA RESIDENT TICKETS THROUGH JUNE 30

WHAT:
The Neon Museum is offering Nevada residents a special “Love Our Vegas (LOV)” admission ticket through June 30. Admission tickets to The Neon Boneyard or its nighttime projection-mapping spectacle, “Brilliant!” are available for just $10 each.

New public health protocols in place:

  • No-touch digital forehead thermometers are being used to screen staff and guests.
  • Limited number of people are admitted into the museum to account for social distancing.
  • New protective equipment is installed at the museum’s front desk.
  • All staff wear face masks and gloves.
  • All frequently touched surfaces are wiped down at least once an hour.

WHEN:
Now through June 30
Check www.neonmuseum.org for opening hours and prices.

WHERE:
The Neon Museum
700 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM:
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org. For more information about The Neon Museum, visit www.neonmuseum.org and follow its Twitter and Instagram pages.

The Neon Museum to Reopen May 22, Offer $10 Love Our Vegas Locals’ Rate

 

THE NEON MUSEUM LAUNCHES TICKET SALES FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND, INTRODUCES THREE NEW VERSIONS OF PROJECTION-MAPPING SPECTACLE “BRILLIANT!”

Nevada Locals to Receive “Love Our Vegas (LOV)” $10 Museum Admission for Limited Time

The Neon Museum announces tickets are now available for purchase on its website for visits starting May 22. In addition, the museum will debut three new versions of its nighttime projection-mapping spectacle, “Brilliant!” and offer all Nevada residents special “Love Our Vegas (LOV)” $10 admission tickets for a limited time.

“When stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, we extend a special invitation to our local community to come enjoy Las Vegas’ crown jewel and the United States’ No. 1 open-air museum,” said Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer. “We are especially looking forward to our visitors experiencing three new iterations of ‘Brilliant!’”

The new versions of “Brilliant!” celebrate distinctive themes—Wildest West, Atomic Tourism and Golden Age of Las Vegas—with each incorporating different musical soundtracks and video footage. During each showing, which lasts approximately 25 minutes, visitors will listen to music by multiple artists and see vintage video projections spanning the decades.

Visitors to the Neon Boneyard will also be able to see the recently re-lamped and electrified Stardust sign, as well as the four Tim Burton art works on ongoing exhibition in the Neon Boneyard: Lost Vegas Sign Tower, Neon Wall Grid, Betelgeuse sign and Guns “N” Booze.

When the museum opens its doors, it will have new public health protocols in place:

  • No-touch digital forehead thermometers will be used to screen staff and guests.
  • The number of people admitted into the museum will be limited to account for social distancing.
  • New protective equipment will be installed at the museum’s front desk.
  • All staff will be provided with face masks and gloves.
  • All frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down at least once an hour.

The locals’ admission rate of $10 applies to general admission and “Brilliant!”, which must be purchased as two separate experiences. For more information about The Neon Museum, visit www.neonmuseum.org and follow its Twitter and Instagram pages.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Neon Museum Announces Record-Breaking Attendance During Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

L: Betelgeuse sign; R: Lost Vegas Sign Tower
 (Photo courtesy of Denise Truscello/The Neon Museum)

THE NEON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING ATTENDANCE DURING LOST VEGAS: TIM BURTON @ THE NEON MUSEUM

Four Burton Signs to Remain on View in Neon Boneyard

The Neon Museum announces it enjoyed record-breaking visitation during Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum, the extraordinary art exhibition created by iconic artist, director, author and producer Tim Burton. The exhibition welcomed 191,000 visitors during its six-month run, which began on Oct. 15, 2019 and officially ended on April 12, 2020. The same six-month period the year prior saw 100,000 guests visit the museum.

“What an honor when Mr. Burton approached us expressing his desire to create a site-specific exhibition for The Neon Museum,” said Rob McCoy. “Las Vegas’ rich history inspired much of his artwork for this show, which earned admiration from visitors from around the world. His imagination simply knows no equal.”

Four of the Burton’s outstanding works will remain on view when the museum reopens to the public once authorities lift the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions. The Neon Museum will also retain all sketches made for the artwork in the exhibition in its archives.

Artworks remaining on view are:

  • Guns “N” Booze
    This installation is a recollection of the “lost” Vegas freewheeling shops that once touted firearms and liquor with neon enticements.
  • Neon Wall Grid
    The neon seahorses with the boy in the center represent Tim Burton’s childhood memories of the pool at the Dunes Hotel, which featured a fountain with three seahorse sculptures. Both the Spiral-Eyed Girl “Area 51 Motel” neon (at left) and the alien showgirl (at right) reference Southern Nevada’s association with extraterrestrials in popular culture.
  • Lost Vegas Sign Tower
    An homage to the Dunes Hotel pylon sign, this tower was aged and weathered purposefully to resemble a fading edifice beyond its prime. It symbolizes the city’s lost past that is both endearingly highlighted by this exhibition and carefully preserved by the Museum’s mission.
  • Betelgeuse sign
    In Tim Burton’s 1988 film “Beetlejuice,” the main characters meet at a flashing Betelgeuse sign. This installation was created exclusively for this exhibition and designed to be a 30-year-old relic found amongst the other disused signs in the Neon Boneyard.

In the meantime, The Neon Museum offers virtual visits via its free web-based app, which enables users to learn about select signs housed in the Boneyard outdoor exhibition space. Anyone with a computer or smartphone data plan can access the app via the website at www.neonmuseum.app and use the password NEON to access it. It also hosts video content on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For more information about The Neon Museum, visit www.neonmuseum.org and follow its Twitter and Instagram pages.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Take Virtual Tour of Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum, Friday, April 10
















L: Tim Burton in The Neon Museum Boneyard with Pirates;
R: Lost Vegas Sign Tower.
Photos Courtesy Denise Truscello/The Neon Museum

NEON MUSEUM HOSTS LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR OF LOST VEGAS: TIM BURTON @ THE NEON MUSEUM, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1 P.M. 

 The Neon Museum announces it will host a first-ever Facebook Live tour of Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @The Neon Museum presented by The Engelstad Foundation on Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. PDT. The tour, conducted by Education Specialist Mitch Cohen, will offer people from around the world the chance to experience the renowned artist, filmmaker and director’s original artwork and installations created especially for The Neon Museum.

“The exhibition was scheduled to continue through Sunday, April 12, but with the museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19, we know thousands of art lovers will miss their chance to see Burton’s outstanding exhibition,” explained Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, The Neon Museum. “This live, virtual tour will take place especially for them—and will be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton’s work and iconic Las Vegas sign design.”

Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum comprises sculptural and digital installations celebrating Burton’s links to Las Vegas and its historical neon heritage. These artworks, many of which are site-specific creations, will be displayed in the Neon Boneyard and incorporated into Brilliant!, the museum’s permanent projection mapping North Gallery installation. Works play with the museum’s landmark sign collection, which was prominently featured in Burton’s 1996 film Mars Attacks! This irreverent homage to the sci-fi B-movies of the 1950s and 1960s and the disaster films of the 1970s unleashed gleefully destructive alien invaders upon gamblers, casino workers and Tom Jones. The presentation of Burton’s art in Las Vegas represents a unique experience where the host institution also serves as creative inspiration. The museum’s distinctive campus will be transformed through the artist’s singular vision for this original exhibition of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Neon Museum Offers Web-based App, YouTube, Social Media During Temporary Closure

 

Hard Rock Café featured on the Neon Museum’s app.
(Photo courtesy of The Neon Museum)

THE NEON MUSEUM OFFERS CONTENT VIA WEB-BASED APP, YOUTUBE CHANNEL, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

While The Neon Museum in Las Vegas experiences its temporary closure due to COVID-19 measures, it offers several ways to #NeonMuseumFromHome and stay engaged including The Neon Museum web-based app, YouTube channel, social media platform, blog and e-newsletter.

The Neon Museum’s free web-based app enables users to learn about select signs housed in the Boneyard outdoor exhibition space. Anyone with a computer or smartphone data plan can access the app via the website at www.neonmuseum.app and use the password NEON to access it.

Comprising photos, text and audio narration, the museum’s app spotlights 25 of the collection’s most popular artifacts and pieces from Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum. Beginning with the La Concha visitor’s center itself, a classic example of the roadside Googie architecture designed by pioneering African American architect Paul Revere Williams, the app also includes fun facts, history and anecdotes about the following signs: Hard Rock Café guitar, Golden Nugget, Moulin Rouge, Fitzgerald’s, Sassy Sally’s, Yucca Motel, Nevada Motel, Chief Hotel Court, Steiner Cleaners, Doc & Eddy’s, the Red Barn, Anderson Dairy, Green Shack, Treasure Island, Wedding Information, Aladdin, Jerry’s Nugget, Stardust, Riviera, Frontier, La Concha sign and Ugly Duckling.

To watch videos of The Neon Museum’s signs and exhibits, including features on Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum and “Strings Of Neon,” the Hard Rock Café Guitar restoration documentary, visit the museum’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/3a8SUlK.

Users interested in learning more about the signs may access The Neon Museum blog here https://bit.ly/2UpUadt. The blog includes articles dedicated to a variety of topics, including “Lost Signs of Las Vegas,” “How Many Signs Light Up?” and “Days of Luxor Past: The Neon Museum’s Most Enigmatic Sign.”

For ongoing communication from The Neon Museum, sign up to receive e-newsletters with the latest news from The Neon Museum, go to https://bit.ly/2xX7qyN.

Finally, for daily dispatches (and timely memes) from The Neon Museum, follow The Neon Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and comment using  #NeonMuseumFromHome.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in

Stars And Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy at The Neon Museum, April 4

Pictured: Guests look through telescopes at Stars and Stardust
at The Neon Museum
(Photo courtesy The Neon Museum)

STARS AND STARDUST: SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY IN THE NEON
BONEYARD TO TAKE PLACE
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 7:30 to 10 P.M.

Free Educational Event Designed Especially for Families

 One of the year’s most anticipated and distinctive family events, “Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard” returns to The Neon Museum on Saturday, April 4. To be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m., this event offers stargazing especially for families and is presented in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society and the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium.

During this evening event, the lights in the Neon Boneyard will be dimmed to afford a clearer view of the stars. Participants will enjoy using a variety of professional telescope equipment to observe the night sky. Guests will also enjoy a self-paced solar system and sign-science scavenger hunt, as well as art activities.

This program is part of The Neon Museum’s ongoing effort to provide enriching educational experiences to people of all ages in a culturally important setting.

Admission to Stars and Stardust is free and guests must register for a limited number of timed, ticketed entries at the links below beginning Monday, Feb. 17:

7:30 p.m.: Click here

8:00 p.m.: Click here

8:30 p.m.: Click here

9:00 p.m.: Click here

Tickets will also be available on The Neon Museum website here: https://www.neonmuseum.org/visit/specialty-tours-programs

For more information about tours and special events at the Neon Museum, go to www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Neon Museum Presents Creative Aging Poetic Storytelling, Feb. 15

THE NEON MUSEUM PRESENTS CREATIVE AGING POETIC STORYTELLING’S FINAL PERFORMANCE, SATURDAY, FEB. 15

WHAT:
The Neon Museum presents the final performance of Creative Aging Poetic Storytelling with Vogue Robinson, Clark Country’s 2017 poet laureate. Participants represent ages 55 to 98 and will share selected poetic works created under her guidance.

The creative aging program provides arts learning workshops for older adults in museums across the United States. The Neon Museum was awarded a grant through Aroha Philanthropies’ “Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums” initiative to develop and deliver this workshop series.

The Neon Museum’s Creative Aging workshops are designed to empower older adults to discover their creative capabilities and form meaningful connections within their communities. The Neon Museum has developed strong partnerships with the Sprat Teaching Artist program, Rogers Foundation Core Academy, Nevada Humanities, Winchester Dondero Cultural Center, Doolittle Senior Center and Atria Seville senior living community.

WHO:
Robinson moved to Las Vegas in 2013 and immediately became involved in the poetry community. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and an English teaching credential from San Diego State University. Robinson is the executive director of Poetry Promise, Inc., which advocates for the arts and provides a support system for poetry in the Las Vegas valley. She released a collection of her poems in a book titled “Vogue 3:16, Selected Poems Vol. 1.”

WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 15
2 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Atria Seville
2000 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89128

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org.

Photos: Tim Burton’s Art Exhibition Now Open at The Neon Museum

LOST VEGAS: TIM BURTON @ THE NEON MUSEUM, PRESENTED BY THE ENGELSTAD FOUNDATION, NOW OPEN

 

WHAT:
Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum, presented by the Engelstad Foundation, is now open. The exhibition’s opening festivities included the Boneyard Ball at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, where Burton was honored with The Neon Museum’s GLOW Award and guests enjoyed a performance by The Killers. Burton also spoke at a news conference preceding the public opening of the exhibition and signed 500 copies of his books for fans.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 15: Filmmaker, artist, writer, animator Tim Burton poses for a photo at his exhibition “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum on October 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 15: A general view of the exhibition “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum on October 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 15: A general view of the exhibition “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum on October 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 15: Filmmaker, artist, writer, animator Tim Burton signs books at his exhibition “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum on October 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 15: A general view of the exhibition “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum on October 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 15: A general view of the exhibition “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum on October 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum comprises sculptural and digital installations celebrating Burton’s links to Las Vegas and its historical neon heritage. These artworks, many of which are site-specific creations, will be displayed in the Neon Boneyard and incorporated into Brilliant!, the museum’s permanent projection mapping North Gallery installation. Works play with the museum’s landmark sign collection, which was prominently featured in Burton’s 1996 film Mars Attacks! This irreverent homage to the sci-fi B-movies of the 1950s and 1960s and the disaster films of the 1970s unleashed gleefully destructive alien invaders upon gamblers, casino workers and Tom Jones. The presentation of Burton’s art in Las Vegas represents a unique experience where the host institution also serves as creative inspiration. The museum’s distinctive campus will be transformed through the artist’s singular vision for this original exhibition of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces.

ABOUT TIM BURTON:
Tim Burton is widely regarded as one of cinema’s most imaginative and visual filmmakers. He has achieved both critical and financial success in the live-action and animation genres. Burton’s accomplishments in filmmaking are a consequence of his artistic eye. Long before becoming a director, he expressed himself through drawing and painting, which also became an integral part of his creative process. Burton’s past exhibitions have drawn millions of patrons around the world in cities such as Melbourne, Los Angeles, Paris, Prague, Tokyo, São Paulo and Mexico City.  His exhibition at MoMA in New York City drew more than 800,000 visitors, making it the third most attended exhibition ever.

WHEN:

  • The Boneyard Ball at Encore Las Vegas took place on Oct. 12, 2019
  • Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum will be on view through Feb. 15, 2020.
  • For daily operating hours and to purchase tickets, click here.

WHERE:
The Neon Museum
700 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

PHOTOS AND VIDEO:
Click here.

PRICING:
Advance reservations are recommended; general admission to the Neon Museum Boneyard is $30 and admission to Brilliant! is $24.

WEBSITE:
www.neonmuseum.org

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook and Twitter: @neonmuseum
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ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org.

Restored Hard Rock Café Sign to be Illuminated for the First Time in the Neon Museum Boneyard, March 4

RESTORED HARD ROCK CAFÉ GUITAR SIGN TO BE ILLUMINATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE NEON MUSEUM BONEYARD, MARCH 4

WHAT:
The newly restored, re-electrified Hard Rock Café guitar sign will be illuminated for the first time during a private event for museum donors and VIPs. The sign was divided into six pieces in order to be transported to the Neon Museum Boneyard from the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO). Prior to restoration by YESCO, the sign had been located in front of the Hard Rock Café for 27 years. In its new Boneyard home, it joins many other historical Las Vegas neon signs where its history can be shared with guests and visitors from around the world.

FAST FACTS:

  • The restoration took approximately 1,650-man hours to complete the rebuild and install.
  • The Hard Rock letters comprise up to 1,538, 10-watt clear incandescent light bulbs, spaced out 3-inches on center.
  • Neon colors used on the guitar were ruby red, clear red, 3500K white and gold II.
  • There are approximately 4,110 feet of neon tubing on the sign, equating to more than three-quarters of a mile and more than 700 individual neon units.
  • The footing of the sign required 648 cubic feet of concrete.
  • The area of the face of the sign is 800 square feet.
  • The largest of the six sections of the sign that had to be transported from YESCO to the Boneyard is the head, which measures 13-feet-six-inches; a special permit was required in order to transport the sign due to its height.
  • The neck section is 23-feet tall, and the body sections are between eight and 10 feet tall.

WHEN:
Monday, March 4
6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Neon Museum Boneyard
770 N Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org.

Neon Museum Announces 2019 National Artist in Residence Call for Entries

 

 

 

 

 

NEON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2019 NATIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
CALL FOR ENTRIES

Deadline for entry is Feb. 1, 2019

 The Neon Museum announces a call for entries for its 2019 National Artist Residency. Now in its fourth year, the Neon Museum National Residency offers a U.S.-based contemporary artist or group of artists the opportunity to explore and interpret the Neon Museum’s historic collection within a broader cultural context nationwide. During the winning candidate’s tenure in Las Vegas, the local community will have multiple opportunities to engage with the artist and their work. The residency was made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

“The residency opportunity follows the successful collaboration the museum enjoyed with artist and experiential designer Craig Winslow earlier this year,” explained Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, Neon Museum. “Winslow incorporated his eye-popping, video-mapping technology to reanimate 40 nonoperational signs in the light-and-sound spectacle, ‘Brilliant!’ which is now presented nightly for our visitors in the North Gallery. We encourage other artists to consider how contemporary artistry and technology might be used to enhance our collection as well as the public’s appreciation of its nuances.”

The successful entrant will be selected based on demonstrated artistic excellence, quality and clarity of the proposal, quality and benefit of the proposed public program and demonstrated ability to complete the project within the allotted schedule. Upon completion of the residency, the museum requests the artist contribute a mutually agreed-upon artwork to the museum’s collection.

The residency spans eight weeks, with some flexibility between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2019. For the successful candidate, the Neon Museum will provide:

  • $3,000 stipend plus a modest budget for materials, if required.
  • $800 travel allowance.
  • Living accommodations for eight weeks in downtown Las Vegas.
  • A 1,000-square-foot studio space inside the museum’s 10,000-square-foot Ne10 Studio; this space is climate-controlled (essential during Las Vegas summers) and has a ceiling height of 19 feet.
  • Access to the museum’s sign collection and archives, marketing and publicity support, photographic documentation and staffing to assisting with administering the public portion of the program.

Eligible artists must live in the United States and work in the field of visual arts (including two- and three-dimensional work as well as digital and video art), performance or sound and be over the age of 18. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Click here for application instructions.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Neon Museum Announces Upcoming Dates for Junior Interpreter Tours of The Neon Boneyard

 

A Junior Interpreter Gives Guests an Interactive Tour of the Neon Museum Boneyard

NEON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES UPCOMING DATES FOR JUNIOR INTERPRETER TOURS OF THE NEON BONEYARD – GUIDED TOURS
ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES

 

The Neon Museum announces dates for its upcoming Junior Interpreter Tours, which are offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. one Saturday a month during Las Vegas’ more temperate seasons. These interactive, family-fun experiences are designed specifically for adults visiting with young children, with tickets priced at just $5 per person; children 6 and younger are free. Middle school and high school students who receive museum training serve as the Junior Interpreters – or museum guides – for these tours, which are adapted from regular Boneyard tours. Junior Interpreter Tours are appropriate for all ages but best enjoyed by children ages 5 and up accompanied by their parents or guardians.

Upcoming dates for 2019 Junior Interpreter Tours are: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20 and May 25.

Due to the limited capacity of Junior Interpreter Tours, everyone in the group must have a reservation, including children age 6 and under. Photography is permitted only at the end of the tour so families may enjoy the interactive aspects of the experience together. Tours proceed rain or shine but may be canceled due to high winds and/ or lightning, in which case guests receive a full refund.

To make reservations for the museum’s Junior Interpreter Tours, please click here.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas and one restored sign on view at the outdoor Fashion Show Plaza on the Las Vegas Strip. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit NeonMuseum.org. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy in The Neon Boneyard to Take Place Sat., Jan. 27, 6-9 P.M.

 

STARS AND STARDUST: SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY IN THE NEON
BONEYARD TO TAKE PLACE SAT., JAN. 27, 6 – 9 P.M.

Free Educational Event Designed Especially for Families

 One of the year’s most anticipated and distinctive family events, “Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard” returns to the Neon Museum on Saturday, Jan. 27. To be held from 6 to 9 p.m., this event offers stargazing especially for families and is presented in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society and the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium.

The evening will begin in the dramatically illuminated Neon Boneyard before the lights are dimmed to afford a clearer view of the stars. Participants in the “Stars and Stardust” astronomy event will enjoy using a variety of professional telescope equipment to observe the night sky. Children will also enjoy a self-paced solar system scavenger hunt activity and making space-themed scratchboard art.

This program is part of the Neon Museum’s ongoing effort to provide enriching educational experiences to people of all ages in a culturally important setting.

Admission to Stars and Stardust is free and no registration is required. For more information about tours and special events at the Neon Museum, go to www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, used mainly for education programs and special events; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas and one restored sign on view at the outdoor Fashion Show Plaza on the Las Vegas Strip. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org.

Celebrate This Holiday Season At the Neon Museum, Nov. 28 – Jan 1

NEON MUSEUM

MERRY AND BRIGHT IN VEGAS: NEON MUSEUM TO BE LIGHTED FOR THE HOLIDAYS, NOV. 28 – JAN. 1

Ornament Making, Holiday Caroling Events for Families to Take Place
at December to Remember Event, Sat., Dec. 13

The Neon Museum Boneyard’s collection of more than 150 vintage neon signs will be illuminated with a special, holiday-inspired palette of lights—red, green, gold, blue and white—beginning Sun., Nov. 28, through Thurs., Jan. 1. All visitors taking night tours of the Neon Boneyard will be able to experience the seasonal lighting. In addition, all nighttime visitors can now see the recently restored and electrified Jerry’s Nugget and Liberace Museum signs, installed in the Neon Boneyard this fall.

Families will enjoy the second-annual “December to Remember” holiday ornament-making event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Boneyard Park. This event will be followed by hot chocolate and caroling by Las Vegas Academy choir in the Neon Museum Boneyard from 5 to 6 p.m., during which time families will also enjoy the dazzling atmosphere of the seasonally illuminated Boneyard. “December to Remember” is part of the City of Las Vegas Cultural Corridor’s holiday festival. This event is free and open to the public; reservations are not required.

Night tours of the Neon Boneyard are $25 for general admission; seniors, students, active military and veterans and Nevada residents are $22 (must show current ID upon arrival).  For more information about tours and special events at the Neon Museum, go to www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby; the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, a separate outdoor exhibition space which is open for educational programs, photography shoots, weddings and special events; as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.NeonMuseum.org.