MTA Arts & Design: Transforming Manhattan's West Side Stations

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86th Street Subway Entrance

86th Street and Central Park West

Manhattan, NY 10024

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MTA Arts & Design’s Percent for Art program oversees one of the largest and most diverse collections of site-specific public art in the world, with more than 300 permanent artworks by world famous, mid-career, and emerging local artists installed across subway and commuter rail stations.

Open House New York and MTA Arts & Design invite you to tour a series of older subway stations on the west side of Manhattan that have been restored, transformed, and upgraded with new artwork and design - including wayfinding, technology, lighting and structural upgrades that are providing a heightened experience for customers. Participants will explore these station enhancement elements with an emphasis on mosaic artwork commissioned by MTA Arts & Design. The subway tour includes stops at 86th St station with art by Joyce Kozloff, 72nd St station with art by Yoko Ono, 42nd St-Bryant Park station with mosaic art by Samm Kunce and lightbox photography by Jeanette May, and 23rd St station with art by William Wegman.

This tour will be led by Lester Burg, Deputy Director, MTA Arts & Design.

This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and matching gifts from our 2019 Spring Benefit donation challenge supporters.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW

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Reservations are required as space is limited. Tickets will become available on February 12 at 8 am.

Photo: James E. Lane

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Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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86th Street Subway Entrance

86th Street and Central Park West

Manhattan, NY 10024

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Organizer Open House New York

Organizer of MTA Arts & Design: Transforming Manhattan's West Side Stations

Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit. 

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