The Blue Angel, a Las Vegas sign treasure for more than six decades, is on display at the Museum’s Ne10 Studio until July 6 before she “flies” away for the City of Las Vegas to restore and place her back on public display.
Formerly on East Fremont Street and Eastern Avenue, the 16-foot golden hair Blue Angel stood guard over the Blue Angel Motel from 1957 until it was removed last year. The motel building was demolished in 2015.
Titled “Blue Angel: Between Heaven and Earth,” the exhibit also features a slideshow of Blue Angel inspired imagery that local artists created.
“Neon Museum and the Desert Space Foundation are honored to host this limited time exhibit,” said NM CEO Rob McCoy. “It focuses not only on the angel herself, but also her designer, the late Betty Willis, who also designed the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. We thank the city of Las Vegas for the opportunity to display her and look forward to her restoration.”
The exhibit is open and free to the public from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.