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The Neon Museum announces Beyond the Neon Boneyard Virtual Event


The Neon Museum announces next Beyond the Neon Boneyard virtual event about Charles Barnard,

creator of iconic Las Vegas signs, Sept. 22 at noon

 LAS VEGAS (Aug. 25, 2022) –The Neon Museum announced its next Beyond the Neon Boneyard series entitled “Illuminating the Las Vegas Skyline: Charles Barnard” will be held online on Thursday, Sept. 22 at noon.

The hour-long virtual presentation hosted by museum experts will focus on the artistry and design of the city’s skyline through the eyes of Ad-Art Art Director Charles Barnard, the mastermind behind the design of classic Las Vegas signs like Vegas Vickie, Sassy Sally’s, the Plaza, and the Mirage.

The discussion will highlight how he used lights in a way and scale that had never been seen before. Barnard often referred to this new branding technique as “electric architecture.”

Beyond the Neon Boneyard is free to Museum Members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required and available online at After registration, the presentation’s Zoom link will be provided.

Editor’s Note: download high resolution images of Charles Barnard and his work here.


Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Neon Museum has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” Nevada’s “Best Museum” by MSN, No. 1 Pop Culture museum and one of the 10 Best Museums in Las Vegas by USA Today’s, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant! Jackpot” which uses technology to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; and its visitors’ center inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, and arts conservation represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.


Amy Maier, [email protected], 702-904-0296