This one-of-a-kind museum was founded in 1981 by artists Lili Lakich and Richard Jenkins.
Focused on showing off art of this unique medium, the museum rotates items in its permanent collection including neon signs from the Brown Derby and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. In addition, MONA also features numerous shows with the works of up-and-coming neon artists.
In addition to its continuously changing exhibits, the museum also sponsors nighttime bus-tours of historic neon signs in the area.
The museum has reopened in its new location in Glendale, California, with a group art exhibit that runs through February and a gift shop and lobby display.
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