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Photos: A Glowing Sneak Peek Of The Museum Of Neon Art

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The Museum of Neon Art will officially reopen in their new Glendale Location early next year. If you can't wait to see their space aglow, however, you can pop by on the weekends for a sneak peek.

The museum closed their downtown Los Angeles location in 2011, but will be reopening in late January in their new Glendale space. For now, guests can check out the lobby where there are two exhibits: photographs of neon art from the 1940s to 1950s in Glendale taken by photographer Glenn B. Ward, and "It's About Time," a selection of neon clocks from the collection of Curtis Stimpson, Larry Albright and Eric Evavold.

You can also peruse the items in the gift shop, talk to MONA's board members about neon art, and peer into the gallery space and crafts room where classes on neon art will be held in the future. And don't forget to stroll along the paseo outside where you can see a restored neon sign from Clayton's Plumbing that has animated droplets of water trickling from a faucet.

Another gallery is scheduled to open mid-month ahead of the grand opening in January, according to the L.A. Times. This exhibit, "Illuminations," consists of kinetic neon art from a group of 12 artists.

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The Museum of Neon Art is located at 216 S. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. Sneak peek hours are Fridays, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. from now through the holidays.