Neon exhibit lights up Downtown
Now that the state Legislature has named neon as Nevada’s official state element, you can take a trip back in time to see how it became such an integral part of Las Vegas history when you visit the new exhibit, Then and Now: The Neon Boneyard.
Opening June 6 and running through July 24 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery (1017 S. First St., Suite 190), the exhibit juxtaposes brilliant neon signs as they stand today in the Neon Boneyard, against their vintage images from the archives of the Las Vegas News Bureau.
A co-production of the Neon Museum and the Las Vegas News Bureau (which produces Las Vegas Newswire), the exhibit’s past-and-present structure reveals the impact that neon has had in Las Vegas from the city’s early days to today, comparing and contrasting the signs’ ever-changing style and architecture.
The exhibit kicks off on June 6 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., including a curators’ talk at 7 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public at the gallery, which is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 9 p.m. during First Friday events.
For more information, call the gallery at 702-800-4670 or visit www.nevadahumanities.org.