PLAN YOUR VISIT
The Neon Museum of Philadelphia at NextFab features over 120 vintage and art pieces, displayed in our gallery and throughout the building. We offer special exhibitions, activities, events, videos, and a museum shop.
The block-long NextFab building is also home to other arts-related organizations, a restaurant, and business incubator spaces.
COVID is still a primary concern for our staff and visitors, so we require the following:
MASKS: All visitors are requested to wear masks inside the Museum and throughout NextFab if they are not fully vaccinated. For visitors who are fully vaccinated, masks are optional.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Please maintain a distance of 6 feet or more between you and other visitors.
The Museum reserves the right to ask any visitor not following these regulations to leave.
Neon Museum of Philadelphia
1800 North American St, Unit E
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Southwest corner of North American and Berks Streets
#3 / #57: American & Berks Streets, in front of museum
#47: 7th & Berks Street, 10 min walk east along Berks to museum
Market Frankford Line: Berks Street, 8 minute walk west along Berks to museum
Regional Rail: Temple University, 15 minute walk east along Berks to museum
NextFab’s entrances are fully accessible to those in wheelchairs and with other mobility issues. The Neon Museum is also fully accessible. Please contact us if you encounter accessibility barriers or require assistance.
Alchemy Illuminated: The Art of Crafting from Trash
November 5, 2021 – December 19, 2021
A very special group show from Philadelphia’s Dumpster Diver art collective, Alchemy Illuminated is part of Philly’s annual CraftMONTH, in which CraftNOW showcases the city’s craft and making scene through a series of events surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.
Formed 29 years ago, the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers are a found object art collective. Join us for this exciting exhibit of assemblage at its finest, with artist appearances and events throughout the show.
• Friday, November 5th, 4-8pm: First Friday soft opening •
• Saturday, November 6th, 12-5pm: Grand opening of the exhibit •
Alden W. Cole
Sally Lilychild Willowbee
In addition to our home at NextFab, the Museum’s satellite venues remain a moveable feast with locations around the city:
TOURS & TALKS
The Neon Museum offers presentations and walking / bus tours for civic, educational, convention, and architectural groups. We explore neon history and Philadelphia vernacular design as a window into Philadelphia’s commercial and cultural heritage. Most tours are local but we’ve presented at venues across the country.
SELECTED PAST NEON EXHIBITIONS
Avanti Gallery, Neon Visions, Philadelphia, 1988
Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, 2008 – 2013
Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Illuminated, Philadelphia, 1986
Folk and Outsider Art Gallery, Pottstown, 2009
Moore College of Art, Collecting, Philadelphia, 1995
Park Towne Place, Light and Language, Philadelphia, 2018
Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal D, Philadelphia, 2001
Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, 2004 (curator)
The Touraine, Penthouse Neon Party, Philadelphia, 2018
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Storefront, 2001
Philadelphia Dumpster Diver Art Shows, 1995 – present