Published on January 12th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
A Look At The Must-See Tim Burton Exhibit At Las Vegas’ Innovative Neon Museum
Located just a few miles off of the Las Vegas Strip, The Neon Museum is unlike any museum I have ever been to. Dedicated to preserving no-longer-used neon signs from local Vegas spots, The Neon Museum is simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic. A series of outdoor spaces to walk through — you can rightfully imagine it as a large, clean and carefully-curated junkyard, or “boneyard” — it is refreshingly not pretentious on any level, instead carrying a fun and celebratory vibe.
The Neon Museum currently has a series of exhibits related to artist and filmmaker Tim Burton on display for a limited run. While primarily associated with Los Angeles — where he grew up and made many of his iconic films — Burton not only visited Las Vegas a lot during his childhood, but has also filmed movies there (e.g. Mars Attacks!) and worked with Vegas-based artists (e.g. The Killers).
I had the pleasure of checking all of them out on January 11, 2020 both in the daylight and early hours of darkness. Without giving too much away, below are some photographic highlights from this visit. Simply put, if you will be in the Vegas area anytime soon, do yourself a favor and visit The Neon Museum. And yes, fans of Tim Burton can expect some interesting limited-edition merch within museum’s gift shop on the way out. More on the Neon Museum is online at www.neonmuseum.org.