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Tim Burton’s Original Art Is on Display at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas

AFAR logo AFAR 10/24/2019 Sarah Buder
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The site-specific show, titled Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum, is now officially open through February 15, 2020, featuring large-scale artworks by the American auteur, who is known for his Gothic-style creations. In addition to being the first U.S. showcase of original artworks by Burton in nearly a decade, the Las Vegas exhibition also marks the first time some of these pieces have been showcased anywhere because Burton created various sculptures and installations specifically for the Las Vegas exhibition.

a group of people walking down the street: Tim Burton’s Original Art Is On Display at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas © Photo by Denise Truscello / Neon Museum Tim Burton’s Original Art Is On Display at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas

a person standing posing for the camera: The rare exhibit, titled “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum,” is on view in Las Vegas from October 15, 2019, through Februrary 15, 2020. © Photo by Denise Truscello / Neon Museum The rare exhibit, titled “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum,” is on view in Las Vegas from October 15, 2019, through Februrary 15, 2020.

In addition to the main show, a separate after-dark spectacle titled Tim Burton Brilliant further showcases the artist’s unique affection for Las Vegas, using light projections, music, and archival footage to illuminate unrestored signs from the museum’s collection. 

Other exhibitions featuring art by Burton—whose long-lasting contributions to film include cult classics such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)—have appeared in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Paris, Prague, Tokyo, São Paulo, and Mexico City in recent years. The last major Burton-themed exhibition in the United States was held at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2009 (through 2010). It attracted approximately 800,000 visitors.

Tickets for the special Tim Burton exhibition in Las Vegas are available to purchase through the Neon Museum’s website for visits through November 30, 2019. (December tickets will be available in early November, January tickets in early December, and February tickets in early January.)

 

General admission to the main exhibit costs $30 and grants one-hour entry to the museum’s Boneyard. Tickets for the Tim Burton Brilliant nighttime show cost $24, which is separate from the general admission price. Children under two years old enter for free.

Burton’s artworks are on view in the museum’s Neon Boneyard, an open-air portion of the 2.62-acre property where old neon signs are preserved and displayed. © Photo by Denise Truscello / Neon Museum Burton’s artworks are on view in the museum’s Neon Boneyard, an open-air portion of the 2.62-acre property where old neon signs are preserved and displayed.

Photo by Denise Truscello / Neon Museum

This article originally appeared online on July 15, 2019; it was updated on October 22, 2o19, to include current information.

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