Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY starts tomorrow!! The ‘Crossing’ performance in Grand Central Terminal will take place at 11AM and 2PM every day this week. Slowly and majestically weaving through the bustling crowds, 30 life-size, mulit-color horses will invite commuters, tourists, and passersby to stop in their tracks as they encounter these otherworldly figures. As you pass through GCT during this magical week remember to take a picture & hashtag #IHEARDNY
Jump for joy! Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY starts Monday in Grand Central Terminal.
• March 25–31 (Mon-Sun): 30 dazzling horse Soundsuits are on display in GCT’s Vanderbilt Hall all day, every day. Map of GCT showing Vanderbilt Hall.
• 11am & 2pm daily: The Soundsuits will come to life, activated by 60 dancers from The Ailey School for “crossings” accompanied by harp and drums.
• 3:30pm daily: Free public tours of HEARD•NY meet in Vanderbilt Hall. No RSVP needed.
Great tips about our collaboration with Creative Time for Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY starting Monday! Yippie!!
The banners were hung in Grand Central with care, a sign Nick Cave Soundsuits soon would be there…
Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY, presented by Creative Time & MTA Arts for Transit, on view March 25–31 in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with dancers from The Ailey School activating the Soundsuits at 11am & 2pm daily. #IHEARDNY
Have you visited our ON TIME/Grand Central at 100 exhibition in the NYT Museum in Grand Central Terminal? Among the 18 wonderful artists, Patrick Jacobs creates a unique microscopic view into the Terminal’s workings, with his fisheye lens that depicts in miniature the grand views from the windows on the Main Concourse. His work, Ledge with Lunette, focuses on a ledge above the main concourse on which a pigeon nest has lodged itself. This fictional scene suggests a whimsical if dubious element in the grand setting of the beaux arts Terminal. Jacobs explores the world around us by borrowing from a mixture of scientific fact, cultural assumptions, wishful thinking or even magic. Stop by the exhibition today and see this enchanting piece of artwork!
Above: Patrick Jacobs, Ledge with Lunette, 2013. Photo Credit: Rob Wilson
Less than a week away! Everyone get ready for Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY in Grand Central Terminal co-presented by MTA Arts for Transit and Creative Time. From March 25–31, 2013, Chicago-based artist Nick Cave will transform Grand Central Terminal with 30 life-size, multi-colored horses, peacefully “grazing” and periodically breaking into choreographed movement to the accompaniment of live music. #IHEARDNY
Above: Photograph by James Prinz, Courtesy of Nick Cave Studio
Limited edition Nick Cave HEARD•NY MetroCards are in machines starting today! Did you get one? Which station? Post a picture of you with yours and tag it #IHEARDNY.
Artist Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY will transform NYC’s Grand Central Terminal March 25–31. Learn more.
The Nick Cave HEARD•NY MetroCards are here!
Get ready! Arts for Transit is planning an exquisite new contemporary art exhibition of painting and poetry, video and performance, interactive media and sculpture, in honor of the Centennial of Grand Central Terminal. On Time / Grand Central at 100, curated by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, considers Grand Central as a place where past, present and future come together. Eighteen artists were invited to think about a sense of Time, bending it and exploring what this mythic, iconic place means to all of us. The show features the work of Olive Ayhens, Jim Campbell, Marcos Chin, London Squared, Vik Muniz, Lothar Osterburg, Penelope Umbrico, Peter Sis and many more. Opening March 6th through July 7, 2013 at the New York Transit Museum Gallery at Grand Central Terminal. For more info click here.
Above: Peter Sis, Untitled, 2013.
Did you know? The glass mosaics in Queens Plaza subway station depict the actual City skyline as seen from Queens. The sun in the mosaic marks the location of the former World Trade Center.
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Photo Credit: MTA Arts for Transit
Have you seen the newest member of the Poetry in Motion collection? Mary Ruefle is an author of numerous books including the forthcoming book Trances of the Blast due out this year. Her poem Voyage, from an earlier book of hers, Memling’s Veil, is paired with Francesco Simeti’s permanent artwork, Bensonhurst Gardens. Located at the 18th Ave subway station on the D-Line in Brooklyn, this laminated glass work is based on wallpapers, ranging from Renaissance and Baroque garden architecture to hunting. Look for this beautiful poster commissioned by the Poetry Society of America and AFT, the next time you take the subway!
In case you missed last week’s Grand Central Centennial celebration, here is a wonderful video created by ARTINFO featuring Arts for Transit’s permanent artwork throughout the terminal. AFT director, Sandra Bloodworth speaks about the marvelous art, architecture and history of this magical place. Stay tuned to all the Arts for Transit & GCT centennial events here!
Grand By Design, an exhibition celebrating 100 years of Grand Central Terminal, is now open in Vanderbilt Hall! Visit us until 3 pm today. Starting tomorrow the exhibition will be open from 8 am - 10 pm. Guided tours every hour on the half hour from 11:30 am - 7 pm.
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