(Courtesy of MONA)
Neon is emblazoned across the history of Los Angeles and has cemented a legacy all its own. This tradition and cultural impact has been showcased by the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) since 1981. Despite calling downtown LA home for many years, MONA recently opted to relocate to Glendale, CA. Their mission is to promote learning and expression through the collection and preservation of neon, electric, and kinetic art.
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MONA will serve as the anchor for Glendale's new Cultural Arts District which will span from Colorado Boulevard on the south to the Alex Theater on the north. Designed by the Shimoda Design Group, the building's focal point is the dynamic glass light box and the soaring iconic Diver sign perched atop it that will become a landmark on Brand Boulevard.
While the official museum grand opening date has yet to be released, its new gift shop will be officially opening its doors Friday, November 27th.
NBC Los Angeles has more on MONA and the art and history of neon.
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