MONA Family Guide: Neon In Your Neighborhood
MONA Light Walks
The museum may be closed, but with MONA as a guide the whole city is a neon wonderland! MONA’s own Eric Lynxwiler, who is one of the hosts of our beloved Neon Cruises and a celebrated neon historian, has shared a range of walking/running/biking/driving tours throughout Los Angeles to shake off those quarantine jitters. Bask in lights that have lit the night through some of the darkest times, while enjoying the afterglow of some exercise.
Neon is a full-body experience that engages multiple senses: the pulsing glow of the tubes bathes the viewer in light, the electric buzz and ticking mechanical animators tickle the ears, and sometimes the coronal discharge emitted by high electric frequencies produces a pleasing fragrance. A few people even believe spending time in the presence of neon elevates mood and is beneficial to health.
These visual description resources aim to increase accessibility to MONA’s collection for all audiences. They were created so that blind and visually-impaired individuals can experience neon, and so that sighted individuals can take time to deeply consider each visual aspect of a sign or artwork. Through this series of six visual descriptions, you can experience four minutes of bliss as each piece is described in all its glory.