For the Museum of Neon Art it’s certainly been awhile, but hopefully it’ll be worth the wait!
MONA, which fosters an awareness and preservation of historic neon signage throughout Los Angeles, is opening their brand new space in Glendale after closing their DTLA location back in 2011.
The museum, which has been operating as a ‘Neon Cruise’ bus tour in the interim period since their closure, will be offering a special sneak-peak of their new digs starting this week.
Beginning Friday, November 27, visitors will be able to check the main lobby and gift shop portions of the new space during weekend previews (hours listed below), with plans to roll out the full operating schedule sometime in mid-December once the main gallery is completed.
The preview exhibition is called “It’s About Time” and will feature a collection of neon clocks in the front lobby provided by Curtis Stimpson, Larry Albright and Eric Evavold, plus photographs of neon in Glendale from the ’40s to ’70s by Glenn B. Ward.
Keep in mind the museum space is not tremendously big, so they may have significant lines if there’s a huge turnout during the opening preview weekend.
Sneak preview hours are Fridays from noon to 5:00pm, Saturdays from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sundays from noon to 5:00pm, starting on November 27. When the full operating schedule commences the museum will be open Wednesday-Sunday.
The Museum of Neon Art is located at 216 S Brand Blvd, Glendale CA.
Admission is free!
For parking, consider the City parking structure at 120 Maryland Avenue which offers 90 minute free parking.
For more information on the Museum of Neon Art visit the official website.
[h/t Time Out Los Angeles]