Neon is adored for its sexy, kicky, and bright red/orange glow when contained in a glass tube and shot with a charge of electricity.
Neon defined a retro era when the automobile was broadening Americans’ horizons and the highways and boulevards of America’s cities were filled with bright and often flashing illuminated messages: snappy, happy, hopeful, warm and fuzzy come-ons to a better future. With epically colorful vibes, this immersive exhibition features breathtaking sculptures and interactive light shows both kitschy and nostalgic, ironic and literal. Quite simply: It’s lit!
The Museum of Neon and Light is located at
325 West Huron in River North
(formerly Nacional 27)
Now through October 31