Museum of Neon Art

While listening to NPR or KPCC I heard about a neon museum over in Glendale (CA). I vaguely remember going to a neon museum with my friend Bob about twenty years ago but that museum was in downtown Los Angeles.

It's a great building and it's across the street from the Americana on Brand. The Americana is where they film the celebrity show EXTRA often.

Here’s the Glendale museum. It’s a new building across the street from the Americana on Brand. (The Americana in an outdoor mall.) They often film the celebrity related show EXTRA at the Americana. Note: There is an $8 admission fee to MONA if you aren’t a Glendale resident.

When you walk in there is definitely an emphasis on neon clocks.

When you walk into the museum there is a wall of neon clocks.

This big one is five feet across.

This big one, on an opposite wall, is five feet across. That’s what the lady at the counter said.

They sold neon clocks too. This table model had a price tag of $2,000.

They sell neon clocks too. This table model had a price tag of $2,000!

On the way to the exhibit was this on-site repair shop.

On the way to the exhibit was an on-site repair shop.

This was the exhibit that was being held when I went.

This was the exhibit being held when I went.

The cat is great. I can't tell if that's a bathtub or outdoor grill under the fish.

The cat is great. I can’t tell if that’s a bathtub or outdoor grill under the fish.

This, I really thought was beautiful.

This was beautiful.

It was called...

It was called Just another day in pair a dice. (huh?)

This face was odd.

This face was odd.

Not quite sure what this was supposed to be.

Not quite sure what this was supposed to be.

This I know.

These I’m able to relate to. It’s a camera and a race horse with a jockey.

These two items are beautiful together.

They look great together.

Called the Museum of Sex. This item was near the end of the exhibit. When patrons crank that wheel on the right side the steel rod moves up toward those metal orbs.

Called the Museum of Sex. This item was near the end of the exhibit. If a patron cranked the wheel on the right the steel rod (that’s covering the letters “S” and “E”) moved toward the two metal orbs.

It worked and moved too.

The windmills’ arms twirled too.

Outside of the windmill the frog was my favorite item.

Outside of the windmill the frog was my favorite item.

Outside the museum was this plumbing sign in an adjacent park.

In an adjacent park was this plumbing sign.

At night.

The sign at night.

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