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MONA Lights Up Again

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A couple of years ago we had the pleasure of attending an opening reception for a new installation at the Museum of Neon Art (hereinafter referred to as MONA, natch). We love neon--we embraced the colors with ferocity in the late 80s, we wax nostalgic over neon signs, and we respect our glass and neon artist acquaintance's work in the medium. And what's hot about MONA is that it's the only permanent institution of its kind in the world. Many of the historic signs in their collection also have a full-time home on the storefronts of the shops in Universal City Walk (which may well be the only cool thing about that place). MONA also offers introductory classes in neon art, which include historical information as well as provide students the chance to create their own work.

LAist is happy to note that MONA has just opened a new installation this week, and this one's a special one: MONA Celebrates 24 Years with 24 Artists. Celebrate with them! The Opening Reception is Saturday, April 16th, from 7:30-10:30 p.m., featuring live music and refreshments. MONA members are free, for non-members the admission is $5.00.

MONA, 501 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles (213) 489-9918