New York View: MTA Arts & Design Illustrates the City


The Society of Illustrators

Much of  the art in this exhibit will be familiar to the subway riding public. With a smile, I recognized quite a few pieces.

You may have noticed the cheerful murals, sculptures, stained glass and mosaics in the subways. Perhaps you have spent a few minutes with Poetry in Motion posters or the narrow subway cards illustrating elements of the city in unused subway advertising space.

Over the past thirty years, MTA Arts & Design has commissioned hundreds of artists to create award-winning visuals, as well as administered the Poetry in Motion program.

Go see this show. It will deepen your enjoyment of this incredible collection of written and visual art available to everyone for the price of a subway ride.