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LOOK | A Slideshow of Underground Subway Art

The MTA released its new Arts for Transit app on Thursday.

The free app has background information and photos of each one of the 236 permanent artworks in the New York City transit system.

It’s searchable by line and artist, and the app also offers turn-by-turn directions about precisely where to see art in selected stations. Some artworks have videos, as well as audio podcasts, detailing the work.

The new app inspired us to pull together a slideshow of underground art.

'Times Square Mural ' (2002) by Roy Lichtenstein, Times Square–42nd Street Station.
'Times Square Mural ' (2002) by Roy Lichtenstein, Times Square–42nd Street Station.


 

( Kate Hinds )
'Wall-Slide' (2002) © Vito Acconci, 161st Street–Yankee Stadium Station, MTA New York City Transit.
'Wall-Slide' (2002) © Vito Acconci, 161st Street–Yankee Stadium Station, MTA New York City Transit. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'City of Glass' (1993) by Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue Station.
'City of Glass' (1993) by Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue Station. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Blue Sky Pursuit' (2009) by Carson Fox, Seaford Station, MTA Long Island Rail Road.
'Blue Sky Pursuit' (2009) by Carson Fox, Seaford Station, MTA Long Island Rail Road. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'K—M—G' (2010) by Robert Goodnough, Ossining Station, MTA Metro-North Railroad.
'K—M—G' (2010) by Robert Goodnough, Ossining Station, MTA Metro-North Railroad. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Look Up, Not Down' (2005) by Ellen Harvey, Queens Plaza Station, MTA New York City Transit.
'Look Up, Not Down' (2005) by Ellen Harvey, Queens Plaza Station, MTA New York City Transit. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'New York in Transit' (2001) by Jacob Lawrence, Times Square Station.
'New York in Transit' (2001) by Jacob Lawrence, Times Square Station. ( Kate Hinds )
'Whirls and Twirls (MTA)' (2009) by Sol LeWitt, 59th Street-Columbus Circle Station, MTA New York City Transit.
'Whirls and Twirls (MTA)' (2009) by Sol LeWitt, 59th Street-Columbus Circle Station, MTA New York City Transit. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Sirshasana' (1998) by Donald Lipski, Grand Central Terminal, MTA Metro-North Railroad.
'Sirshasana' (1998) by Donald Lipski, Grand Central Terminal, MTA Metro-North Railroad. ( Photo by Patrick Cashin. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Stream' (2001) © Elizabeth Murray, 23rd Street–Ely Avenue/Long Island City–Court Square Station, MTA New York City Transit.
'Stream' (2001) © Elizabeth Murray, 23rd Street–Ely Avenue/Long Island City–Court Square Station, MTA New York City Transit. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Life Underground' (2001) © Tom Otterness, 14 Street–8th Avenue Station, MTA New York City Transit.
'Life Underground' (2001) © Tom Otterness, 14 Street–8th Avenue Station, MTA New York City Transit. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Celadon Remnants' (2008) by Jean Shin, Broadway Station, MTA Long Island Rail Road.
'Celadon Remnants' (2008) by Jean Shin, Broadway Station, MTA Long Island Rail Road. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Overlook' (2009) © Allan and Ellen Wexler in collaboration with di Domenico + Partners, Atlantic Terminal, MTA Long Island Rail Road.
'Overlook' (2009) © Allan and Ellen Wexler in collaboration with di Domenico + Partners, Atlantic Terminal, MTA Long Island Rail Road. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'My Coney Island Baby' (2004) by Robert Wilson, Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue Station, MTA New York City Transit.
'My Coney Island Baby' (2004) by Robert Wilson, Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue Station, MTA New York City Transit. ( Photo by Rob Wilson. Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit. )
'Passage, 2004' by Tom Patti, Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street-Broadway station.
'Passage, 2004' by Tom Patti, Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street-Broadway station. ( Kate Hinds )
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