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  • Jewel City Noir: Film & Lecture Series

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    At 2pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month

    June 17 – December 16, 2017

    Glendale Public Library Auditorium

    The Museum of Neon Art and The Friends of the Glendale Public Library Present:JEWEL CITY NOIR: A Film and Lecture Series

    Introduction by Eric Evavold of MONA, with presentation and book signing by Mark A. Vieira:June 17, 2pm: THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)July 15, 2pm: DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)August 19, 2pm: MILDRED PIERCE (1945) – The movie that put Glendale on the map!With Glendale-related history presented by historian Catherine Jurca Introduction and Presentation by Bob Amundson:October 21, 2pm: GUN CRAZY (1950)November 18, 2pm: PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953)December 16, 2pm: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1947) Admission is FREE / Seating is limited, click here to sign up

     


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  • Past Events: Merry MADness

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    Friday November 24 – Sunday, November 26, 2017

    Start your holiday shopping with “Merry M.A.D.ness” – Member Appreciation Days!

    Show one valid membership card from this list to receive reciprocal free admission + 20% store discounts at any or all of the other institutions: California Science Center – Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels – Fowler Museum at UCLA – Heritage Square Museum – Japanese American National Museum – Kidspace Children’s Museum (Saturday & Saturday only) – LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (Saturday & Saturday only) – The Library Store at Central Library (Saturday & Saturday only) – Museum of Contemporary Art (three locations) – Museum of Latin American Art – Museum of Neon Art – Pasadena Museum of California Art – Pasadena Museum of History (Saturday & Saturday only) – San Diego Museum of Art – Skirball Cultural Center – Time Travel Mart (two locations)


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  • Past Events: She Bends: Women in Neon Opening Reception

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    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    7:30pm – 10:30pm

    Join us for the opening reception of MONA’s new exhibition! SHE BENDS: WOMEN IN NEON Featuring works by: Sarah Blood – Linda Bracey – Dana Caputo – Anika Chasuk – Robin Clason – Krista Davis – Eve De Haan – Linda Diec – Lily Erb – Teresa Escobar – Emma-Kate Hart – Michie Hongo – Eve Hoyt – Kate Hush – Koko Jamison – Kacie Lees – Stephanie Sara Lifshutz – Leticia Maldonado – Meryl Pataky – Shawna Peterson – Linda Sue Price – Lily Reeves – Lisa Schulte – Valerie Shusterov – Olivia Steele – Megan Stelljes – Mary Voytek – Romily Alice Walden Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and female-forward music by the ladies of Dublab: Lady C, Rona & T-Kay.  MONA Members FREE / All others $20 


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  • PAST EVENTS: Mid-Summer Celebration

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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    7:30pm – 10:30pm

    Featuring music by Neon Hunter Collective and live performance painting by Norton Wisdom.

    Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served! 

    $20 Non-Members / MONA Members FREE with RSVP


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  • PAST EVENTS: Springtime MADness

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    Friday May 12 + Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with “Springtime M.A.D.ness” – Member Appreciation Days!

    Show one valid membership card from this list to receive reciprocal free admission + 20% store discounts at any or all of the other institutions: California Science Center – Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels – FIDM Museum & Galleries (Friday & Saturday only) – Fowler Museum at UCLA – Heritage Square Museum – Japanese American National Museum – Kidspace Children’s Museum – LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (Saturday & Saturday only) – The Library Store at Central Library – The Museum of Contemporary Art (three locations) – Museum of Latin American Art – Museum of Neon Art (Friday & Sunday only) – Pasadena Museum of History – Skirball Cultural Center – Time Travel Mart (two locations)

    Plus Lampworking Demo with master glassworker Cathi Milligan! Sunday, May 14, 2017, Noon – 4pm


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  • PAST EVENTS: Designing the Improbable & The Art of Plasma Opening Reception

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    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    8pm – 10pm

    Join us at the opening reception for MONA’s new exhibitions!

    DESIGNING THE IMPROBABLE: New Works by Wayne Strattman

    THE ART OF PLASMA: A Group Exhibition Featuring Works by the Plasma Art Alliance:

    Larry Albright – Ed Biggar – Roger Carr – Jason Chakravarty – Pat Collentine – Peter David – Eric Franklin – Candice Gawne – Tony Greer – Mundy Hepburn – Michael Hernandez – Gerhard Hochmuth – Dina Kalahar – Ed Kirshner – Kazumi Kobayashi-Svenson – Kim Koga – Mitch La Plante – Ross Levine – Juan B. Martinez – Norman Moore – Daisuki Nakajima – Michael Pargett – Aaron Ristau – Bruce Suba – David Svenson – Pierre-Jean Tardiveau – Bernd Weinmayer – Thomas Wendler – Ashlin Knight Williamson – Carl Willis – Karen Woodward – Stuart Ziff Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and entertainment, featuring a neon didjeridu performance by Susan Rawcliffe, plus David Witham on keyboard and Lou Mannick on the musical saw.

    $20 Non-Members / MONA Members FREE 

     


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  • PAST EVENTS: Holiday Open House for MONA Members

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    Sunday, December 4, 2016

    1pm – 4pm

    Come by and celebrate MONA’s first year in our new home!Watch neon-bending and flameworking demonstrations in the Electric Lab, shop for the holidays in our gift store. and enjoy snacks and beverages from local establishments!The current exhibition, Hats Off to Hollywood! will be open to the general public for the price of admission. Please consider becoming a MONA member to partake in the Open House offerings – you can join here or at the museum!


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  • PAST EVENTS: Connie Conway “L.A. After Sunset” Book Signing

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    Saturday, November 26, 2016

    1pm – 4pm

    Connie Conway will be signing her new book L.A. After Sunset at MONA! The author’s latest from her on-going project is a series of photographs that capture the beauty and essence of Los Angeles’ dramatic transformation at sunset.“Conway’s photos are noir in full color as if Raymond Chandler were art directing each shot of Hollywood and Dtown with existing light. Other photos appear to be shot through Charles Bukowski’s whiskey glass, but they too only utilize existing light to create amber shadows and sparkling miracles within a camera lens.” – J. Eric Lynxwiler, Museum of Neon ArtYou can view Connie Conway’s photographs at www.connieconway.com 


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  • PAST EVENTS: Meet the Masters: Cathi Milligan

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    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    1pm – 4pm

    Join us for a demonstration with glassworker Cathi Milligan of The Glass Studio! Her glass experience spans over 22 years, mastering techniques such as torch working, kiln forming, mosaic, and glass blowing. You can visit www.theglassstudio.net to learn more about Cathi’s work.


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  • PAST EVENTS: Meet the Masters: Paul Bostrand

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    Sunday, October 30, 2016

    1pm – 4pm

    Join us for a public tour of our Halloween window display and meet neon artist Paul Bostrand of Ace Neon! General admission includes entry to our main gallery and access to the electric lab for his neon demonstration. Everyone is welcome to observe the neon artist demonstrating his craft from our outdoor electric lab observation point, located on South Brand St. 


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  • PAST EVENTS: Night of Noir Book Reading

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    Friday, October 7, 2016

    8pm – 10pm

    POPUP! Bookfest: Night of Noir Reading + Q&A at MONAFeaturing readings about the history of Noir in Glendale and the greater LA area with authors Steph Cha, Désirée Zamorano, Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips, and Tom Nolan.POPUP! Bookfest is Glendale’s 1st annual free literary event series featuring multilingual readings and public writing, publishing, and zine-making workshops.


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