By Monica Tarca
„Lost Vegas” is one awesome exhibition that all Tim Burton fans want to admire and The Neon Museum in Las Vegas will make this possible (at least in the virtual world) on Friday. Since traveling to Vegas is impossible anytime soon for most of us, and it would be useless anyway because the museum is closed due to COVID-19, the unconventional and awesome museum staff decided to give all Tim Burton fans like myself a virtual Facebook tour of the „sculptural and digital installations that celebrate Burton’s link to Las Vegas’ historical neon heritage”.
Here is their most appreciated Facebook announcement:
Join us on Friday, April 10 at 1 p.m. pdt for our first-ever virtual guided tour live on Facebook where we’ll focus on the “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum” artwork that is integrated with the collection of historic Las Vegas signs in the Neon Boneyard. #NeonMuseumFromHome ✨ Facebook.com/NeonMuseum
From The Neon Museum’s CEO Rob McCoy: “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. This live, virtual tour will take place especially for them — and will be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton’s work and iconic Las Vegas sign design.”
* If you can’t watch it live, don’t worry! This will be posted to our page immediately following the broadcast so you may enjoy it any time. You can find it in our feed and in the videos section of our page.
Lots of thanks, Neon Museum, you’re awesome!
Photo credits: Denise Truscello, Neon Museum
Monica works as a writer and translator, and is a passionate researcher of pop-culture, anthropology and cinema. In her spare time she also enjoys toy photography and often searches for old Japanese art toys to enlarge her collection. She also loves to discover monsters from old movies, folk tales, myths and legends of various cultures.