Look back at 50 years of outstanding #publicart in #NewYorkCity at @museumofcityny’s new exhibit “Art in the Open”, featuring #MTAArts commissioned artwork and other artworks from our colleagues at @publicartfund, @nyculture & @creativetimenyc. Museum admission is free through November 19 so hurry over this weekend! http://mcny.org/exhibition/art-open Images: Photo by Rob Stephenson, Courtesy the Museum of the City of New York; Original crochet by #XenobiaBailey for “Funktional Vibrations” (2015) at 34th Street-Hudson Yards
Interested in creating public art for a subway station in #Queens? Check out the new open call currently on our website (link in profile)! Submissions due Monday, November 27. Image: #SusannaStarr, “A Continuous Thread” (2012), laminated glass, 79th Street in Brooklyn. #MTAArts #publicart #subwayart #Astoria #AstoriaBlvd #AstoriaBoulevard
👣👟Whether you’re #running or not, #pace yourself this #marathon weekend. And try to catch up with #ElizabethMurray’s new exhibit “Painting in the 80’s” at @pacegallery. Image: Elizabeth Murray, “Stream” (2001) at 23rd Street-Ely Avenue/Long Island City-Court Square. #MTAArts #PaceGallery #publicart #nycmarathon #TCSNYCmarathon #CourtSq
Re-opening today! Enhancements at Prospect Av (R) station in #Brooklyn include beautiful artwork by @monikaco. Arising from her ongoing research of #color and rhythm, the bold abstract patterns seen in “Duration” pulsate with vibrant waves of energy. The #mosaic composition layers forms drawn from Modern Abstraction, pixelated satellite images presented in mosaic tesserae, and historical maps and photos of the nearby waterfront. Data and material are woven together to create a new code that connects technology, process, and illusion. #MTAArts #MonikaBravo #FranzMayerofMunich #publicart #ProspectAve #ProspectAveStation
Tonight we are celebrating the newly published anthology of 100 #poems “The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses” with @poetry_society, where many of the poets featured in the book will gather to read their own poems and favorites by others, including #BillyCollins, #AracelisGirmay, #MarilynNelson and #PatrickPhillips. The anthology is edited by PSA Executive Director Alice Quinn, with art commissioned by @mtaartsdesign paired with the poems. As Billy Collins writes in the forward, “The Poetry in Motion Program plants poems in unlikely places…..The poem is not a pitch, but an offering, a gift.” The celebration will take place 6-8pm tonight at @nypl_lpa @lincolncenter. #MTAArts #PoetryInMotion
Opening today! Bay Ridge Avenue station’s rehabilitation features new improvements and beautiful artwork by #KatyFischer. The abstract shapes in “Strata” (2017) are inspired by imagined artifacts that could have been unearthed during the station’s early 20th century excavation such as bone fish hooks, Delft pottery shards, and Colonial era tools and shoe buckles. #MTAArts #BayRidgeAve #BayRidge #Brooklyn #publicart #subwayart #strata #artifacts #mosaic
Repost from @poetry_society - Today's the day! The Best of Poetry in Motion CELEBRATING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ON SUBWAYS AND BUSES Is now available! “Poems once in motion…continue to move their readers. And what an imaginative variety of poetic delights is offered here.”—Billy Collins It would have pleased Walt Whitman, that poet of urban motion, to envision his words coursing by electrified rail through a diverse, global city of 8 million souls. Since 1992, with the presentation of an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” the Poetry in Motion program—co-sponsored by MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America—has brought more than 200 poems, in whole or in part, before the eyes of millions of subway and bus riders, offering a moment of timelessness in the busy day. The poems are by an eclectic mix of writers, from Sappho and Sylvia Plath to W. H. Auden, Rita Dove, Seamus Heaney, Nikki Giovanni, Patrick Phillips, and Aracelis Girmay. Each of the 100 poems gathered here has, in sixteen lines or less, the power to enliven the quotidian, provide nourishment for the soul, and enchant even the youngest among us. #MTAArts #PoetryInMotion
Professional artists interested in creating #publicart with @mtaartsdesign - check out the open calls currently on our website! (Link in profile) Application deadlines are fast approaching! http://web.mta.info/mta/aft/about/call.html Image Detail: @soonaetark, “Have a Happy Day” (2015), at Buhre Ave in the Bronx. #MTAArts #subwayart #LIRR #NYCT #Queens #Bronx #CallforArtists
Back to the Garden! Hop on @mtametronorth to the #Riverdale station in the #Bronx to see "Flora Fantastica!", the newly opened exhibit @wavehill, featuring artwork by four #MTAArts commissioned artists! @nancy_blum @thefabulousac @elisabethcondon and @jillparisistudio explore patterns and #botanical sources, bringing the lush summer #garden experience into #GlyndorGallery. ** ** Top Image (Detail): Nancy Blum, “Billow”, (2007), ink, colored pencil, gouache & graphite on paper in exhibition at Wave HIll. Bottom Image (Detail): Nancy Blum, “Floating Auriculas” (2007), Glass mosaic at Dobbs Ferry @mtametronorth. ** #MTAArts #WaveHill #FloraFantastica #MetroNorth #NancyBlum #AmyCheng #JillParisi #ElisabethCondon #Riverdale #DobbsFerry #publicart
To the moon and back! On the walls of the #DyckmanStreet Station (1 train), artist Wopo Holup’s created “Birds in Flight-Moon View” (2013), a ceramic relief that shows a view of the earth as seen from the moonscape (from the Apollo missions). In the artist’s words, the work “greets customers upon entering the station and emphasizes nature and the vastness of the universe.“ #MTAArts #WopoHolup #NationalMoonDay #Apollo11 #theeaglehaslanded
What better place to celebrate #NationalHotDogDay than at the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue station with artist #RobertWilson’s “My Coney Island Baby” (2004). According to The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Charles Feltman first opened a hot dog stand on #ConeyIsland in 1871 and sold 3,684 sausages that year. In 1916, one of Feltman’s employees, Nathan Handwerker, opened a small hot-dog stand at Surf and Stillwell with his wife, Ida, where they sold hot dogs for half the price. With the subway’s extension to Coney Island in 1920, thousands of New Yorker’s began flocking to #Nathan’s.
#SouthFerry Terminal has recently reopened after post-Sandy repairs, making the monumental art work by @dmstarn once again visible to the public! “See it split, see it change” (2008), a multi-part installation with silhouetted trees evoking #BatteryPark above, a map of contemporary #Manhattan with an overlay of #oldNewYork, and an giant leaf echoing the shape of the island of Manhattan, compares and contrasts the routes and lines of the transportation system with the veins and arteries of the natural world, conveying the passage of time and progress in a growing and changing city. On the mezzanine level of the station, the aftermath of #Sandy left a high water mark on the Starn brothers’ mosaic map that nearly coincided with the area of #LowerManhattan that flooded. At the artists’ request during conservation, a hint of that shadowy line was left behind as a faint reminder.
For the first time in nearly a century, you can see an uninterrupted, sweeping view of the western façade of @grandcentralnyc. Spanning an entire city block, this impressive view of #GrandCentral will be visible until the new #OneVanderbilt building starts to rise above ground later this year. Photographer @lynn_saville's new #Lightbox photography exhibit in Grand Central Terminal’s West Dining Concourse captures this unique moment at #42ndStreet and Vanderbilt Avenue. Visiting multiple times at dawn, midday, and dusk, from different heights in nearby buildings and on the ground, Saville skillfully captured the changing light across the western face of the terminal, and the humans that activate the space during quiet moments of everyday life and at classic #NewYorkCity rush hour, re-imagining the everyday environment as a cinematic film set. "Grand Central Revealed: Photographs of the west façade" was generously sponsored by @duggalnyc and @kodak alaris.