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How to Read a Neon Sign – Museum of Neon Art and This n’That Films

February 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm |


Noted neon historian, Eric Lynxwiler, has been on a passionate mission for over 20 years to save historic neon signs for The Museum of Neon Art. Now located in a stunning new home in Glendale, CA, MONA is the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to art in electric media, exhibiting electric and kinetic fine art and outstanding examples of historic neon signs. With Eric’s help, MONA has amassed a major collection of glowing, cultural Americana. In addition to his preservation efforts, Eric also conducts the wildly popular nighttime “Neon Cruises of Los Angeles” double decker bus tours and is co-author of “Spectacular Illumination: Los Angeles Neon 1925-1965” (Angel City Press, 2016).

Join him for a fun and informative illustrated tour through MONA’s luminous collection and sites around Los Angeles. Be amazed with tales of the Brown Derby’s rooftop sign, Chinese Theatre marquee dragons, the Californian Hotel and other fascinating stories. A very “illuminating” presentation!“

The theater premier of the new documentary, “The Neon Struggle,” will follow the presentation. “This excellent new documentary on neon goes behind the signs to show the skill and devotion it takes to make them” – Alan Hess, Architecture Critic and Historian.

“The Neon Struggle” (38 min) was produced and filmed by This ‘n That Films, the documentary team that brought us “Quiet Elegance: The Architecture of Hugh M. Kaptur” and “Mid-Century Moderns: The Homes That Define Palm Springs”.
For more information please visit http://www.neonmona.org and http://www.thisnthatfilms.net.

Event Restrictions | Special Instructions
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office adjacent to the museum’s North Parking Lot. Ample free public parking is available in the public garage across from Palm Springs Art Museum.


February 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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All ages
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Museum of Neon Art Museum of Neon Art This ‘n That Films


Modernism Week


Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater
101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States