Neon Night Walk-Hollywood Boulevard: Stars and Signs 5/27/21
Hollywood Boulevard: Stars and Signs
Guided by Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein
Walking Tour- Thursday, May 27th 6:30-8:00pm
Tickets for in person tours will be $20 for museum members and $25 for general audiences
MONA MEMBER DISCOUNT: Enter MEMBER5 at checkout for $5 off your Neon Night Walk. Your membership will be verified.
Join Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein, authors of Neon: A Light History to hear the story of Hollywood, technology and community unfold through neon signs. Some still standing, some long gone, and some about to illuminate the sky and ignite imaginations once more. This special tour is in conjunction with "Off/On", an exhibition curated by artist Dani Bonnet at the Palladium, featuring neon and mixed media works from over a dozen artists that are bringing a bit of light into the darkness that has pervaded our lives over the past year. Expect to see a cowboy baring his face, a Vegas show girl and a motion-triggered wilderness scene, among others, from a lineup of artists that includes Roxy Rose, Leticia Maldonado, Jess Krichelle, Brooke Barttelbort, Yai Villa, Ronald Monahan and more.
The exhibition came together thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon, local neon artist Dani Bonnet and Glendale’s Museum of Neon Art, which will be leading guided tours of other neon art in the area.
Designer, fabricator, installer and expert on all things neon and Los Angeles: Paul Greenstein has restored signs throughout Hollywood as well as well as throughout LA. Dydia DeLyser is an author, historical geographer at Cal State Fullerton, and MONA Board Secretary. Dydia and Paul most recently published the book "Neon: A Light History", available in the MONA shop.For the past few years Dydia and Paul have been conducting on-site and archival research about the Earl Carroll Theatre, which is set for a historic restoration, and spectacular relighting.
In person tours will be limited to 20 people, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. To ensure the safety of all, guests will be asked to wear masks and maintain distance from people outside of their household/pod during the tour.