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Filmmaker Tim Burton bringing art exhibit to Neon Museum in Las Vegas

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 22:41:10-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An art exhibition by filmmaker Tim Burton is on schedule to be on display at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas beginning October 2019.

“Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum” original fine art collection will be staged at multiple locations, according to a museum's spokesperson, including the museum’s outdoor Boneyard exhibition space and at the city of Las Vegas Boneyard Park across from the visitor’s center.

The exhibit will be a combination of Burton's new pieces as well as previously exhibited designs and will be on view from Oct. 15, 2019, through Feb. 15, 2020.

The large-scale installation works will be integrated with the museum’s collection, and Burton intends for the exhibition to serve as a retrospective of his creative history, as well as a celebration of his affection for the Neon Museum.

This display is a collaboration with the museum and expected to be unlike any exhibition Burton has staged before, according to a news release.

“To say we’re flattered that Mr. Burton has chosen our museum for this exhibition would be an understatement,” said Rob McCoy, president, and chief executive officer of the Neon Museum.

Burton’s credited with bringing the first worldwide attention to the Neon Museum’s collection in his film "Mars Attacks!" and his exhibits have reportedly drawn millions of patrons around the world.