After waiting years for the Museum of Neon Art to reopen, now I feel a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of their exhibits changing every four months.
As it is, I missed at least one show—maybe two?—since I first went to their soft opening last Christmastime.
There's a lot more neon in LA than you think. And even more of it has been rescued, restored, and put into storage.
I suppose I'd be even more overwhelmed if I tried to take in the whole collection all at once.
"Hats off to Hollywood," the current show, kicked off with the relighting of the historic 1930 rooftop sign for the long-gone Hollywood location of The Brown Derby, part of MONA's permanent collection.
Here follows, without comment, are the rest of the lights and sights from the evening's festivities, on view now, for the next four (ish?) months.
Photo Essay: Behold, the Museum of Neon Art
Photo Essay: The Collection of the Museum of Neon Art, In Storage
Photo Essay: The Neon of LA, and Its One Darkened Dragon
Photo Essay: Neon Boneyard At Night
Photo Essay: The Treasures of an LA Tourist Trap, Universal Studios