Museum of Neon Art

Museum of Neon Art, Glendale: Hours, Address, Museum of Neon Art Reviews: 4/5

Museum of Neon Art
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Andrew B
Los Angeles, CA67 contributions
Small but well worth a visit.
Dec 2019 • Solo
This small museum holds a fascinating collection of neon signs and neon art. Friendly staff and clear labelling make the story of exhibits clear, and help in understanding how the signs work. My favourites were Lincoln Market and, of course, the huge dragon sign from Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Written December 22, 2019
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permia
Ireland37,164 contributions
Has come a long road since inert neon discovered
Oct 2019
Popularly associated with advertising signs, this museum also shows another aspect, namely the art of neon lighting.

Some engaging pieces are on radiant display. It was great strolling around the few rooms admiring the portrayals of imaginative creations in luminous glows.
Written October 26, 2019
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MG02116
Boston, MA54 contributions
Cool experience
Sep 2019
Small but cool experience in downtown Glendale. Plenty of food options nearby and great people watching in this area. Enjoy
Written September 21, 2019
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packedandready2go
California721 contributions
Good, small museum
May 2019
The museum is on the small side with a small hall for temporary exhibits and a larger room for the permanent collection. If you like neon art or nostalgia this is worth a visit. I liked the museum very much but I would not recommend driving more than one hour to see it.
Written May 18, 2019
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Roberto Serrini
New York City, NY704 contributions
If you like color and cool then this is your place.
Apr 2019 • Friends
The ultra cool museum of neon art located in beautiful downtown Glendale and be simply electrified by the colors and shapes that this one of a kind temple to signage can offer. Basking in the glow of our noble gas offered some amazing instagram opportunities at this revolving showcase of all things that glow in the dark. Not to be missed is the killer gift shop which really had some amazing gifts to brighten up anyone's day.

Full video review on my youtube channel TravelClast
Written April 21, 2019
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Soleil T
Los Angeles, CA235 contributions
What a sham and disappointment, there was barely anything there! Not acceptable and not okay to charge $10.00!!
Nov 2018 • Solo
I have always been fascinated with neon and love everything neon. I own several neon pieces and everyone raves about them when they see them. I have wanted to see the "newish" MONA museum as the last time I visited it, it was in downtown LA, which was small, but they had some interesting neon signs.
Wow!!! this is really a ripoff!!! $10.00 for NOTHING!!!...I drove over from the westside and asked if I could use the restroom before visiting the museum. The lady selling tickets told me no. Now I realize why--if I had gone past the museum to use the restroom, I'd have NEVER paid for that. She told me if I bought 10 used books outside, they would give me a discount and I had asked if I could use the restroom, then go look at the books. So, with the answer no, I paid for the entrance and went in. There is barely any NEON??? WTH? a few signs and then there was this exhibit that had nothing to do with neon and quite frankly looked like a high school art project exhibit!! boring and naff. I was so miffed and think they need to be more honest about what is actually on display--maybe 5 neon signs or less? way less than they had in their small space downtown. I do not recommend this place and I think they are doing a diservice to the public by not explaining that there is little to nothing to see and that you are paying their rent. End of. Total disappointment and I do fee they are cheating people. Not cool and not ok.
Written November 19, 2018
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James B
5 contributions
Surprising
Jun 2018 • Family
It looks small from the outside, but it was very impressive on the inside. Different signs, not just from Glendale. very good history and backround information
Written September 21, 2018
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Lauramaldonado34
Chino Hills, California192 contributions
Glow
Jul 2018 • Couples
I enjoy discovering new things so when I came across a museum on neon art I thought YES!

It’s located in Glendale with lots of restaurants and shops to enjoy. The museum itself is small, so you won’t need a lot of time to enjoy. It’s cute, the staff is eager to answer any questions, but I was disappointed on how small it was . The collection of signs were cool, I just wish they had more.

Worth a visit if you don’t have a lot of time.
Written July 18, 2018
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Paul R
New York City, NY19 contributions
Save your money.
Jun 2018 • Friends
$10 should have been a suggested donation not a required admission fee. I'd probably pay $2 if that. I do like the concept of neon art. For $10, I expected more exhibitions. It was one level and the sounds are American Horror Story creepy. No curator. Shameful!

For good neon art, go to Sunset Blvd at night or any bar with neon lights, which I did later that night.

Lesson learned.
Written July 5, 2018
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Longstreet7
Glendale, CA47 contributions
A Complete Waste of Time
May 2018 • Couples
As someone who has long enjoyed visiting museums...the Museum of Neon Art was a huge disappointment. The museum is extremely small, and offers nothing in the way of a history or description of their neon pieces. For anyone truly interested in neon art, I would suggest that they simply walk along any large city street......where they will see a far more extensive extension of neon signs. Given the tiny size of this "museum," I can't imagine anyone spending more than 5-10 minutes to go in-and-out the front door
Written May 12, 2018
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