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Museum of Neon Art

Project Area: CBD/South Park
Project: Museum of Neon Art (Cultural Facility)
Project Location: Temporarily closed for relocation
Project Type: CRA Initiated


The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) exhibits, documents and preserves contemporary fine art in electric media and outstanding examples of historic neon signs. Founded in 1981, MONA is the only permanent institution of its kind in the world.  In 1996, the CRA/LA assisted MONA with its relocation to Renaissance Tower on Grand Hope Park in the South Park area of Downtown.  Currently, MONA is temporarily closed as it actively searches for a new location.  MONA is eligible to apply for CRA/LA funding assistance for its relocation.  For further information on MONA, please see

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The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) was founded to exhibit fine art in electric and kinetic media; to document, preserve, restore, and collect outstanding examples of neon signs; and to educate the public about the cultural, historical, aesthetic, and technical aspects of electric art.  MONA acts as a forum and catalyst for persons interested in exploring, enjoying, and producing artwork that uses light and/or motion as its expressive language.  Since 1985, the museum has hosted the MONA Neon Cruise, a nighttime bus tour of neon signs, movie marquees, and permanent installations of contemporary neon art in Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood.  While temporarily closed, the Museum of Neon Art has loaned some of its collection for traveling exhibits.