When The Neon Museum closed its doors temporarily amid the coronavirus outbreak, it meant a premature ending to the popular and extended “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum” exhibit.
However, the large-scale exhibition featuring the work of the renowned American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator can now be viewed virtually.
The Neon Museum recently hosted a Facebook live showcasing Burton’s artwork that is integrated with the collection of historic Las Vegas signs in the Neon Boneyard.
“The exhibition was scheduled to continue through Sunday, April 12, but with the Museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19, we know thousands of art lovers will miss their chance to see Burton’s outstanding exhibition,” said The Neon Museum’s CEO Rob McCoy. “This live, virtual tour will… be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton’s work and iconic Las Vegas sign design.”
Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum features sculptural and digital installations celebrating Burton’s link to Las Vegas’ historical neon heritage. These artworks, many of which were site-specific creations, play with the museum’s landmark sign collection, which was prominently featured in Burton’s film Mars Attacks!
To see the display at night and learn about how Lost Vegas: Tim Burton came to be, The Neon Museum also shared a video on what happened behind the scenes to make the display come to life.