Masstransiscope is back! One of NYC’s most beloved public art projects, Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope, re-opened this week in the tunnels near the DeKalb station in downtown Brooklyn.  The zoetropic work, installed in 1980, is made up of 228 colorful images which can be seen by riders on the inbound B or Q trains. The animated work has been a favorite for generations of New York subway riders, and Brooklynites in particular. It’s been restored after vandals defaced the artwork and we are thrilled to see it again.  So after you go to the amazing Afropunk Festival  this weekend in Fort Greene, take a ride into Manhattan and keep your eyes peeled to see if for yourself!

The re-vamped Central Ave/ M-line station in Bushwick re-opens today! Check out our newest project by Brooklyn-based  artist George Bates, “Generation Dynamica”. The stainless steel artwork celebrates our  richly diverse communities which are shaped by the contributions and aspirations of the individuals who live in them. This is George’s second project for Arts for Transit. If you are heading to the Rockaways to surf this weekend, visit his glass project “Symphonic Convergence” at Beach 36th Street.

Did you get your copy of Sunday New York Times newspaper? Check out the Art & Design section dedicated to artist Shinique Smith. She is also currently working on a beautiful permanent Arts for Transit project involving large-scale mosaic and laminated glass at the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem. Yay Shinique! 
Above: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Did you get your copy of Sunday New York Times newspaper? Check out the Art & Design section dedicated to artist Shinique Smith. She is also currently working on a beautiful permanent Arts for Transit project involving large-scale mosaic and laminated glass at the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem. Yay Shinique! 

Above: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Check out this great video presenting some of the artists featured in AFT’s new exhibition ONTIME/Grand Central at 100  on view in the New York Transit Museum Gallery in Grand Central Terminal. Artists Jane Greengold, Andrew London, Marcos Chin and Peter Sís and curator and Assistant Director Amy Hausmann speak about the exhibit inspired by the Grand Central and the passage of Time. The show opened just yesterday, and will run until July 7th. Go see it for yourself!

In honor of Armory Arts Week, we have posted podcasts for you to learn more about some wonderful artwork in our collection! Today for SoHo Night, download Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz’s podcast on their installation A Gathering, located throughout the mezzanine of the Canal Street station. After you tour the station, head to Grand Central Terminal for our brand new exhibition, ON TIME/Grand Central at 100, which also features the work of Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz! Check out all the Armory Public Events, including all our highlighted podcasts here.

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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!

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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!

The installation of AFT’s newest exhibition ONTIME/ Grand Central at 100 has begun! Here is an inside look at the wonderful Lothar Osterburg, artist of the newest AFT subway Art Card Zeppelins in Grand Central, making final tweaks to  his fantastical model of  Grand Central. Osterburg’s  evocative photogravure images based on this model of the famous vaulted space blur the lines between past and present. Come see it for yourself or purchase an Art Card at www.transitmuseumstore.com. The exhibit, which features the work of 18 incredible artists opens March 6, 2013 at the New York Transit Museum Gallery in Grand Central Terminal.

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.

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.

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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

This piece, Look Up, Not Down, was created by the wonderful artist Ellen Harvey.

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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.

For more interesting tips follow nycgov on Foursquare: foursquare.com/nycgov.

Photo Credit: MTA Arts for Transit

This piece, Look Up, Not Down, was created by the wonderful artist Ellen Harvey.

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!

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!

The scores of figures created by Tom Otterness to Life Underground invigorate and transform the transit environment into a place of joy and whimsy. Otterness placed his creations in unexpected places - beneath stairs and pillars, hanging from the ceiling, and on benches and railings - to surprise and delight riders as they discover these humorous and captivating inhabitants. See the bronze sculpture on railings, beams and columns throughout the 14th and 8th Avenue station!
 


Above: Tom Otterness, Life Underground, 2001.
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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.


Welcome to Tumblr, NY Transit Museum! 

Experience “Grand By Design” now through March 15, 2013. The exhibit features projections and larger-than-life photography, free-standing installations, authentic artifacts and digital docents — as well as new and historical audio and video.

Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial celebrations continue throughout the year. Find more info here!

nytransitmuseum:

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.

Welcome to Tumblr, NY Transit Museum! 

Experience “Grand By Design” now through March 15, 2013. The exhibit features projections and larger-than-life photography, free-standing installations, authentic artifacts and digital docents — as well as new and historical audio and video.
Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial celebrations continue throughout the year. Find more info here!