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'Lost Vegas: Tim Burton' Exhibit Gets Online Neon Museum Send-Off

Courtesy Neon Museum

Neon Museum CEO Rob McCoy, left, and Tim Burton discuss the filmmaker's exhibition at the North Las Vegas Boulevard museum.

Fans of Tim Burton will have one last chance to enjoy the filmmaker’s exhibition at the Neon Museum — even though it’s closed because of the coronavirus.

A virtual tour of " Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum" is set for Friday at 1 p.m. and then will be preserved on the museum’s Facebook page.

Because of its popularity, the exhibition had been extended through mid-April, but the museum is closed amid the pandemic. The exhibition features sculptures and digital creations showcasing the filmmaker’s links to Las Vegas.

Museum President and CEO Rob McCoy said the museum's strong presence on social media, including more than 1 million Facebook followers, offered a ready-built audience.

"We can do virtual tours, we can give educational talks, and we can draw people into our museum through our online platform," he said.

McCoy, a longtime Las Vegas business and nonprofit executive, said he expects the museum to focus more on the locals market when it reopens.


Rob McCoy, president and CEO, Neon Museum 


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