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

his program is now sold out, but you can add your name to the waitlist to be notified via email if a spot opens up.

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.


Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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.

Admission is free but registration is required as space is limited. Tickets will become available on February 12 at 8 am.

86th Street Station
West 86 Street and Central Park West
New York, New York 10025, United States

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