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Downtown's Museum of Neon Art Needs to Expand

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We're sure there's a nerdy physics joke in there somewhere about expanding gases. The Wall Street Journal reviews the Museum of Neon Art in the Old Bank District in downtown LA and experiences some serious Boomer nostalgia: When MONA lost its space in South Park in 2006 after getting squeezed out by rising rents, the museum packed up its collection of signs and power strips and headed for a 4,000 square foot space in the Hellman buildings on Fourth and Main. The museum is now looking to expand into a 10,000 square foot space in order to display the 80% of the collection still in storage due to space constraints. While the space search continues, some of the best pieces in the museum's collection, including the Richfield Eagle, can be enjoyed at...Universal Citywalk. [Image from MONA by flickr user stevelyon]
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Hellman Building

354 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA