Feb 19, 2017
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 Erics 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 MONAs luminous collection and sites around Los Angeles. Be amazed with tales of the Brown Derbys 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.
Entrance includes both the presentation and the film.