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Museum of Neon Art

March 24, 2008 |  5:05 pm

Brown_derby_at_museum_of_neon_art The good news -- after two long years without a place to to call its own, the Museum of Neon Art (MONA, to close friends and neon enthusiasts) has finally found a new home.

And now the bad news -- the cool downtown digs in the Hellman Building, smack dab in the middle of an Art Walk are temporary. (Plus the front door's so small, some of the best pieces in the collection -- the Brown Derby, the Chief Motel -- can't fit.)

The best news is you can visit the museum's new show, Soda Pop, a three-parter, starting on April 3. Opening reception with food and drinks and swizzle sticks is on April 12.

"We love this space, but we're still looking for something permenant, which means at least a 10-year lease," said Kim Koga, MONA's director.

For info on the exhibit and, of course, the world-famous Neon Cruise, which starts its regular schedule on June 7, check MONA's web site.

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo - Los Angeles Times