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Neon And Light Pop-Up Museum Bringing Bright Works From Renowned Artists To Chicago For 8 Weeks

Tickets go on sale Aug. 2 for the pop-up museum, which will have neon- and light-based sculptures and art.

"It Is" by Jacob Fishman, one of the pieces exhibited at the Neon and Light Museum pop-up.
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RIVER NORTH — Chicagoans can go a little retro by checking out the pop-up Neon and Light Museum when it comes this fall.

The Neon and Light Museum pop-up will run for eight weeks starting Sept. 9 at 325 W. Huron St., according to a news release. The exhibit is an expansion of the On Neon show presented at the Ken Saunders Gallery in West Town. 

“Neon defined a retro era when the automobile was broadening Americans’ horizons and the highways and boulevards of America’s cities were filled with bright and often flashing illuminated messages: snappy, happy, hopeful, warm and fuzzy come-ons to a better future,” Saunders, the Neon and Light Museum director and curator, said in a statement. 

The exhibit will feature work from renowned sculptors, digital artists and glass benders, including sculptor Monika Wulfers, British artist Sarah Blood and feminist neon artist Zoelle Nagib

The show’s hours will vary Thursday to Sunday, and reservations will be required. Tickets start at $40 and go on sale Aug. 2. More information can be found on the exhibit’s website. 

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