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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

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.

LOCATION

Neon Museum of Philadelphia
at NextFab
1800 North American St, Unit E
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Southwest corner of North American and Berks Streets

 

HOURS

Friday: 4pm to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Reservations preferred but walk-ins welcomed

Members may always schedule a preview tour

ADMISSION

$10 admission
7 to 12 year olds:  Free
Under 7:  Not admitted

To protect children and exhibitions, children under 7 not admitted and visitors under 16 must be accompanied by supervising adult

Members admitted free with membership card.  Memberships available.

Contact us for group and private tour rates.  

TRANSPORTATION

Bus Stops

#3 / #57: American & Berks Streets, in front of museum

#47: 7th & Berks Street, 10 min walk east along Berks to museum

Rail

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

PARKING

Free enclosed parking lot on site

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

CONTACT

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Neon Currents

January 28, 2022 – March 20, 2022

Neon Currents

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.

Featured artists: Len Davidson, Alissa Eberle, Eve Hoyt, Danielle James, Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez, Fred Musso, Mark Naylor, Haley Ryane Meushaw

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

thearttrust.org

SATELLITE VENUES

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