Times Square Mural (2002), Roy LichtensteinIMAGE: ROB WILSON
Blooming (1996), Elizabeth MurrayIMAGE: ROB WILSON
Whirls and Twirls (MTA), 2009, Sol LeWittIMAGE: VANNI ARCHIVE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY
In Everything There Is a Season (2005), Robert BlackburnIMAGE: ROB WILSON
Signal (1997), Mel ChinIMAGE: ROB WILSON
Hive (2012), Leo VillarealIMAGE: JAMES EWING
Sky Reflector-Net (2014), James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects and ARUPIMAGE: PATRICK J. CASHIN
See It Split, See It Change (2009), Doug and Mike StarnIMAGE: DOUG AND MIKE STARN
Brooklyn Seeds (2011), Jason MiddlebrookIMAGE: ETIENNE FROSSARD
Community Garden (2006), Andrea DezsöIMAGE: ROB WILSON
Rising & Setting (2006), Dennis OppenheimIMAGE: ROB WILSON
Bronx River View (2010), Barbara Grygutis
Ah, the New York City subway system. Whether you’re a native New Yorker, a tourist or somewhere in between, you’ve likely noticed the assortment of artwork adorning the inside of many of the city’s train stations.
If you’ve wanted to learn more about these projects and the artists who created them, you’re in luck. New York’s Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts & Designwill be on sale beginning Nov. 11. This new publication offers an expanded follow-up to Along the Way, published nearly a decade ago in 2006, and includes almost 100 works of art that have been added to local stations since then.
Art aficionados and curious minds alike will enjoy exploring 300 colorful depictions and details about some of the best artwork within the Metro Transportation Authority’s collection, particularly as we near the 30th anniversary of the Arts & Design (formerly called Arts for Transit) program’s birth. The program was developed at a time when there was a national drive to preserve public art.
Here are 12 of the featured works, including the newly installed Sky Reflector-Net.
Tags: ART, LIFESTYLE, MTA, NEW YORK CITY, TRAVEL & LEISURE