Don't miss the vibrant mosaic in the Jay St-Metrotech Center subway. With a wide spectrum of vibrant colors. By Ben Snead, "Departures and Arrivals" spans the length of a corridor. Read more.
When architecture and art intersect, that’s when you get Wavewall. This station’s walls and stairway takes its form from the nearby Cyclone roller-coaster. Read more.
Don't miss George Trakas' Subway art, Hook, Line and Sinker, a steel sailboat floating above the sea of busy commuters. Read more.
Don't miss the stained glass subway art, named Latin American Stories, by George Crespo. Six narratives, each illustrating a different regional fairytale, span the platforms. Read more.
Check out the marine-themed subway art by Deborah Brown, where whales, turtles and manatees swim mischievously around human commuters. Read more.
Don't miss Michelle Greene's whimsical installation, Railrider's Throne, a kingly chair for commuters to rest as they wait for their train. Read more.
Commuters can directly interact with "Keith Godard’s Memories of 23rd St" by posing underneath images of hats, some which were owned by Oscar Wilde or Eleanor Roosevelt. Read more.
Don't miss Vincent Smith's Subway artwork, a tribute to Harlem's past notable residents. Read more.
Located on each platform and in the passageway, handmade ceramic relief panels these panels contain themes of trade, treasure and travel. Read more.
Don't miss the quirky art in this station. For AM commuters, "Good Morning" features the sun with sunglasses. For weary travelers, "Good Night" has scenes of the moon. Read more.
Look up for Norman B. Colps' artwork, displayed on the overhead beams. Entitled The Commuter’s Lament or A Close Shave, this piece of Subway art is for the despondent and weary commuter. Read more.
Intermingled with movie posters along the wall, don't miss "Flatbush Floogies," amidst showy advertisements and artwork that looks like it has been excavated from a bygone era. Read more.
Don't miss the subway mosaic by Robert Kushner. With a touch of Japanese linear forms, this bright and cheery mosaic makes itself known to commuters who walk underneath it when entering the station. Read more.
Unnamed and unmarked, it's easy to miss Max Neuhaus’s sound installation, made up of deep, organ-esque sounds flowing up from the grating. Read more.
The nine metal columns at this subway station are part of an art piece called In Memory of the Lost Battalion, a reference to WWI soldiers who died in the bloody Battle of the Argonne Forest. Read more.
One of the walls you might have sped past in this subway station is covered with handmade pottery tiles in shades of copper and tan, as part of an art piece by Michele Oka Doner called Radiant Site. Read more.
This subway stop is covered with art by Vito Acconci, an internationally renowned artist born in the Bronx. Later, fellow artist Helene Brandt added to the art with a witty rejoinder. Read more.
Next time you're on your way to the uptown 6 train, take a look at Leo Villareal's Hive light installation, a mesmerizing display that mimics the hexagonal pattern of beehives. Read more.
Artist Mel Chin collaborated with a Seneca tribe member to create Signal, a cone-like piece, in response to the station's historic location as a major Six Nations trading point. Read more.
Here, avant-garde choreographer Robert Wilson created a theatrical art piece called My Coney Island Baby in 2004, creating a glowing picture of Coney Island for residents and tourists alike. Read more.
Check out subway art like Elizabeth Murray's Stream inspired by commuter movements & Frank Olt's Temple Quad Reliefs, a hint that subways will one day be like temples & tombs of past civilizations. Read more.
The oft-photographed murals by Jackie Chang called Signs of Life ask commuters to puzzle through philosophical juxtapositions on their daily commute. Faith or Fate? History or Your Story? Read more.
Michael Ingui's Crescendo is a tumultuous composition of steel and colored glass that covers three sides of the platform entryway, continuously reflecting against each other, ever changing as the day. Read more.
Look out for Eugenie Tang’s 16 Windows, stained glass that mimic apartment windows, showing common morning rituals on the Manhattan-bound side and evening ones on the Brooklyn-bound side. Read more.
Don't forget to look up! Cadence Giersbach’s From Earth to Sky mimics the ceiling mosaics of sacred spaces with a domed composition. But instead of Christ in the center is a map of New York City! Read more.
Artist Mary Miss selected pieces of the old station to highlight it as living history and as art. The older architecture is more ornamental than its contemporary replacements. Which do you like? Read more.
The wire mesh window at the platform is part of an art piece by Kathleen McCarthy, Five Points of Observation! Read more.
The wire mesh window is at the platform is part of an art piece by Kathleen McCarthy called Five Points of Observation, meant to break down the barriers between the commuters and the public. Read more.
Next time you're waiting for a train at Alabama Ave, take a look at the glass artwork by Scott Redden. They depict signifiers rural life like roosters and farmhouses, a sharp contrast to NYC. Read more.
If you're around at sunset, take a look at the brightly colored square mosaics, SOL-SAX’s SOL’SCRYPT (2008), which fuse African and African-American culture in motifs. Read more.
Remember to take a look at flower-like art on the west side of the station by Annette Davidek, entitled Roundlet Series (2002). Read more.
Ming Fay’s Shad Crossing (2004) in the subway is a vibrant mosaic piece calling back to New York's natural and agrarian past. Read more.
Remembering the history of Chinatown: Bing Lee’s artwork, Empress Voyage 2.22.1794 references the 1794 expedition of the ship Empress of China, which returned to America with goods from the Far East. Read more.
Art Alert: There are over 2000 ceramic tiles at the eastern entrance that artist Ik-Joong Kang installed to depict the neighborhood's diversity and culture! Read more.
Near the control area, artist Dimitri Gerakaris' artwork, Woodside Continuum (1999), features bars shaped to reflect the neighborhood's historic relationship with public transportation. Read more.
The terminal above may be beautiful, but there's art underground as well! Artist Dan Sinclair created two gear-like pieces to reflect the hustle and bustle of the station. Read more.
Next time you're in the subway, take a look at one of the largest subway art pieces, Samm Kunce’s Under Bryant Park (2002), an expanded mosaic that includes quotes from Mother Goose and Carl Jung. Read more.
This famous subway station is filled with underground art! With work by five artists, more than any other station, it is a public art gallery not to be missed. Read more.