The Art of Public Transit

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During the last three decades, New York City’s Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) has commissioned hundreds of original art works for its far-flung network of stations. Now, the New York Society of Illustrators is celebrating some of the wonderful posters, mosaics, ceramics, and stained glass pieces from the collection in a show called “New York Views: MTA Arts & Design Illustrates the City”.

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The show, at the Society gallery at 128 east 63rd Street in Manhattan, runs through August 15, 2015.

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Each year the MTA purchases new public transit-related art for placement at bus stops, subway stations, on trains and buses, as well as large installations like Shinique Smith’s huge glass and mosaic mural for a bus terminal in Harlem (see below).

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