Museum of Neon Art

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Museum of Neon Art
Established 1981
Location Glendale, California
Type Art museum
Director Kim Koga

The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) is a museum that exists to encourage learning and curiosity through the preservation, collection, and interpretation of neon art. The museum has had several locations since its foundation; it is located in Glendale, California, and is devoted to art that incorporates neon lighting. This includes the preservation of old neon signs as well as display of original fine art and kinetic art. The collection includes neon signs from the Brown Derby and Grauman's Chinese Theatre.[1]

The museum was founded in 1981 by Lili Lakich[2] and Richard Jenkins.[3]


  1. ^ Cooper, Arnie (September 3, 2008). "Neon Museum Casts Its Otherworldly Glow". The Wall Street Journal. p. D9. 
  2. ^ Lawrence O'Toole (February 4, 1990). "Where Neon Art Comes of Age". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Louise (February 17 – March 31, 2001). "Sirens and Other Neon Seductions". Catalog essay, Art Galleries, California State University, Northridge. 

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