Blue Angel Motel Sign Exhibition Open at Neon Museum's Ne10 Studio, Thursday, May 24, 5-7p.m.
The Neon Museum announces, “Blue Angel: Between Heaven and Earth,” the limited-time exhibition of the iconic Blue Angel Motel sign. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Desert Space Foundation with support from the City of Las Vegas Mayor’s Office, as well as the City of Las Vegas Centennial Committee, which will fund the Blue Angel’s restoration.
The classic mid-century Blue Angel hovered above the Blue Angel Motel from circa 1957 until its removal for restoration by the City of Las Vegas in 2017. Designed by beloved local sign designer Betty Willis, who received worldwide attention for creating the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, the Blue Angel will reemerge for this temporary exhibit at the Neon Museum’s Ne10 Studio before undergoing restoration.
The Angel will be surrounded by signs from the Neon Museum collection and featured alongside Blue Angel-inspired images by multiple artists, including Joshua Abbey, Jonnie Anderson, Robert Beckman, Montana Black, Jeff Fey, Emily Fromm, Nancy Good, Myles Jablin, Brian Jones, Sean Jones, Bryan McCormick, Jerry Misko, Wade Schuster, James Stanford and Mikayla Whitmore.
- Dawn Merritt, director of public relations and marketing, Neon Museum
- Cynthia Warso, director of education, Neon Museum
- Joshua Abbey, director, Desert Space Foundation
Neon Museum’s Ne10 Studio
1001 West Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV 89106