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.

Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum Extended Through April 12

Tim Burton at the Neon Museum
with his Pirates installation
(Photo Courtesy Denise Truscello for the Neon Museum)

LOST VEGAS: TIM BURTON @ THE NEON MUSEUM,” PRESENTED BY THE ENGELSTAD FOUNDATION, EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 12, 2020

Burton to Return to Las Vegas Jan. 21 to Sign Copies of Newly Available Exhibition Catalog

 As a result of ongoing demand, Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum presented by the Engelstad Foundation, has been extended through April 12, 2020. Burton will return to the exhibit on Tuesday, Jan. 21 beginning at 1:30 p.m. to sign copies of the brand-new exhibition catalogue “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum” ($29.95), as well as his books “The Art of Tim Burton”($75) and “The Napkin Art of Tim Burton: things you think about in a bar” ($19.99). Advance registration for the book-signing is required and may be done at www.neonmuseum.org beginning Jan. 8, 2020 at 10 a.m. P.S.T.

Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum comprises sculptural and digital installations that celebrate Burton’s links to Las Vegas and its historical neon heritage. These artworks, many of which are site-specific creations, are 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 has been transformed through the artist’s singular vision for this original exhibition of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces.

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 over 800,000 visitors, making it the third most attended exhibition ever.

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. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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
Instagram: @theneonmuseumlasvegas
Hashtags: #lostvegasneonmuseum, #lostvegastimburton, #timburtonneonmuseum 

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.

Tim Burton Art Exhibition Coming to Neon Museum, October 2019

 

 

NEON MUSEUM TO HOST TIM BURTON EXHIBITION

Exhibition to Open October 2019

 

 For the first time in nearly a decade, renowned American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Tim Burton will stage an exhibition of his original fine art in the United States. Installed at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, “Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum” will be staged at multiple locations: the museum’s outdoor Boneyard exhibition space, in its North Gallery and at the City of Las Vegas’ Boneyard Park across from the museum’s visitor’s center. The exhibition will comprise a combination of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces and will be on view from October 15, 2019, through February 15, 2020.

Created to take advantage of the museum’s unique open-air exhibition spaces, the large-scale installation works will be integrated with the museum’s collection. Burton intends for the exhibition to serve as a retrospective of his own creative history, as well as a celebration of his affection for the Neon Museum. Conceived as a collaboration with the museum, it will be genuinely site-specific and unlike any other exhibition Burton has ever staged.

“To say we’re flattered that Mr. Burton has chosen our museum for this exhibition would be an understatement,” said Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, Neon Museum. “But when you think about it, Tim is one of the few artists who can match the great imagination of Las Vegas.”

Credited with bringing the first worldwide attention to the Neon Museum’s collection in his film Mars Attacks! (1996), Burton’s 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 over 800,000 visitors, making it the third most attended exhibition ever.

ABOUT TIM BURTON
Tim Burton, director and artist, 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, Burton expressed himself through drawing and painting, which also became an integral part of his creative process.

In 2015, Burton released The Napkin Art of Tim Burton, a book of sketches, doodled on napkins he had collected from his travels.  It is a look in the mind of a man who is always on the road, and ever observant of the strange world around him.  The book is a mini-companion to his 2009 release, The Art of Tim Burton, a 430-page volume comprising more than 40 years of his personal and project artwork. In November of that year, the Museum of Modern Art opened an extensive exhibition of his work in New York, which went on to tour in Melbourne, Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, and Seoul. A new version of his exhibition, The World of Tim Burton, has been presented in Prague, Tokyo, Osaka, Brühl, São Paulo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Genk, and continues to tour internationally. In 1997, he published the beloved illustrated series of poetry called The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories. 

Burton’s most recent directorial work, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), is based on the visually arresting novel of the same name, which winds its story around a collection of vintage photographs.  Its characters and imagery are brought to life in Burton’s unique adaptation. 

Burton’s previous project, Big Eyes (2014), for which Amy Adams received a Golden Globe, is a confluence of his two passions—film and art.

Perhaps his greatest industry achievement is helping to reinvigorate the stop-motion industry, starting with his 1993 creation and cult classic Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas; and followed by the 2005 Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and 2012’s Frankenweenie, both Academy Award and BAFTA–nominated films. He has also produced James and the Giant Peach and 9.

Other film milestones include Alice in Wonderland (2010), which won two Academy Awards, and earned more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Burton has won a National Board of Review award for his directing work on 2007’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which also won the Golden Globe for Best Film–Musical or Comedy, and Best Actor–Musical or Comedy for Johnny Depp. He earlier received a BAFTA nomination for Best Director for the 2003 fantasy drama Big Fish. His most critically acclaimed film, the 1994 Ed Wood, won two Oscars, a Golden Globe, and two BAFTA nominations.

He has a dedicated following, notably for classic features such as his 1985 directorial debut and unexpected comedic hit, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure; the 1988 wildly inventive Beetlejuice; the action blockbuster Batman (1989); and its 1992 follow-up Batman Returns.

Arguably his most beloved film is the 1990 romantic fantasy Edward Scissorhands—directed, co-written and produced by Burton. The film also marked the start of his successful cinematic partnership with Johnny Depp, who delivered a poignant performance in the title role.

Other directorial projects include Dark Shadows (2012), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Planet of the Apes (2001), Sleepy Hollow (1999), and Mars Attacks! (1996).

He has produced several other films including Alice Through the Looking Glass, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Cabin Boy, Batman Forever, and directed two music videos for The Killers.

Burton grew up in Burbank, California and attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he studied character animation, before joining the animation department at Disney. While at the studio, he directed the 1982 stop-motion animated short film Vincent, narrated by Vincent Price. He also directed the 1983 kung fu–inspired short film adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, and the 1984 live-action short film Frankenweenie.

Burton’s next film, Dumbo, a live-action reimagining of the Disney animation classic opens in theaters on March 29, 2019.

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 MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Aug. 17, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl

THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 – 8 PM

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is thrilled to announce THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014. Doors 7 PM || Show 8 PM

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 13 @ 10 AM PST!!!

Tickets are available ONLINE AT WWW.TICKETFLY.com
ALSO AT vegas.brooklynbowl.com or to CHARGE TICKETS BY PHONE, CALL 877-987-6487. Tickets available at the BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS box office open EVERY DAY AT 12:00 PM.

General Admission tickets are $35 plus applicable service charges. Ages 21+ with ID welcome.

 

ABOUT THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES: Since their inception in 1984, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have been one of rock music’s most prolific touring and recording bands. During their 27 year career they have played thousands of shows all over the world and released a slew of ground breaking albums.

 

The Bosstones formed when Cambridge, Massachusetts high school chums Joe Gittleman, Nate Albert and Ben Carr approached Dicky Barrett about fronting their new band. Barrett agreed and brought in his pals Tim Bridwell and Tim Burton on horns. They were joined by drummer Josh Dalsimer. In early 1984 the band played its first gigs in several clubs and barrooms around Boston. Barrett, Gittleman, Burton and Carr have remained constant members. The current line-up also includes drummer Joe Sirois, who replaced Dalsimer in 1991, Saxaphonist Kevin Lenear, an early member who left the band in 1998 and returned in 2008, and guitarist Lawrence Katz and trombonist Chris Rhodes, both of whom joined in 2000.

 

The Bosstones are credited as a progenitor of the ska-punk genre, and the creators of its sub-genre ska-core, a form of music which mixes ska with punk and hardcore. Since the release of their 1989 debut album Devil’s Night Out, the band has toured and recorded extensively. They were a key figure in the development of the mid-90’s “Third Wave” ska scene and one of the first bands to popularize the genre in the musical mainstream with their platinum-selling 1997 album Let’s Face It, and its hit single “The Impression That I Get.” They have also earned the reputation as one of the hardest touring bands in rock. The band released seven studio albums, three EPs and a live album by the time they announced a hiatus in December 2003.

 

In the fall of 2007 the Bosstones reunited to resume touring and recording, releasing their eighth studio album, Pin Points and Gin Joints, in December 2009. Their newest album, The Magic of Youth, was released on December 6, 2011. www.bosstonesmusic.com

 

ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL:

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand’s third location. The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at the O2 in London, and was hailed by the London Evening standard as a “…wonderland of food, drink, music and pins”.

Brooklyn Bowl New York has hosted a diverse range of acts including Kanye West, Elvis Costello, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, HAIM, Snoop Dogg, Guns N’Roses, James Murphy, Adele, Paul Simon, Big Boi, Moby, N.E.R.D, Talib Kweli, and Solange. Named Zagat’s “Best Music Venue – New York City” for three consecutive years (as well as “Best Bowling Alley” and “Best Brooklyn Venue”) and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone.  Eater described their menu as “epic,” while the New Yorker hailed the club’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling, and food as “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split.”

For additional information about Brooklyn Bowl, visit www.brooklynbowl.com. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.