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: Face masks are required indoors for all visitors regardless of vaccination status.
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.
January 28, 2022 – March 20, 2022
January 28, 2022 – March 20, 2022
Neon Currents brings together contemporary work from eight regional neon artists. Entering the world of neon from different pathways, the exhibiting artists include neon glass blowers, designers, and instructors. Simultaneously staged at the Neon Museum of Philadelphia and The Art Trust at Meridian Bank in West Chester, Neon Currents features large installations, mixed media, and sculpture—showcasing the creative, exciting and inspiring ways neon is used beyond the traditional application of signage.
Curated by Eve Hoyt.
Dates & Locations:
• Neon Museum of Philadelphia, 1800 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
On view January 28, 2022 – March 20, 2022
Hours: Friday | 4pm – 8pm; Saturday & Sunday | 12pm – 5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 29, 2022 1pm to 4pm
• The Art Trust at Meridian Bank, 16 W Market St, West Chester, PA 19382
On view January 19, 2022 – February 25, 2022
Hours: weekdays | 9am – 4:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 28, 2022 5pm to 8:30pm
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