I’m pleased to announce that renowned American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Tim Burton will stage an exhibition of his original fine art at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas in 2019. Tim Burton@The Neon Museum will be staged at multiple locations: the museum’s outdoor Boneyard exhibition space, in its North Gallery and at the City of Las Vegas’ Boneyard Park across from the museum’s visitors center on Las Vegas Boulevard North.
Created to take advantage of our unique open-air spaces, the installation will be integrated with the museum’s collection. Burton intends for the exhibition to serve as a retrospective of his own creative history, as well as a celebration of his affection for the Neon Museum. Conceived as a collaboration with the museum, it will be genuinely site-specific and unlike any other exhibition Burton has ever staged.
To say we’re flattered that he chose our museum for this exhibition would be an understatement but when you think about it, Tim is one of the few artists who can match the great imagination of Las Vegas. I had the privilege of hosting Mr. Burton at the Museum this fall and hearing his appreciation for what we are doing as a museum was heartening.
Credited with bringing the first worldwide attention to our collection in his film “Mars Attacks,” Burton’s exhibitions have drawn millions of patrons around the world in cities such as Prague and Mexico City. His show at MoMA in New York City drew 800,000 visitors, making it the third most popular art exhibition.
TimBurton@The Neon Museum will comprise a combination of new work as well as previously shown pieces and will be on view from October 15, 2019, through February 15, 2020, so mark your calendars and make it a New Year’s resolution. I hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind exhibit.