Northern New Jersey Chapter Event
NYC Subway Art TourTuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Meet in Port Authority at 40 Street & 8th Avenue, near Au Bon Pain
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019
Only 2 seats left!
Contact: Gwynne McConkey
Since 1985, The Metropolitan Transit Authority's Arts & Design program has commissioned notable artists to create works for New York City subway stations. Subway stations across all five boroughs feature mosaics, sculptures and stained glass installations that rival anything you’ll find at museums such as MoMA, the Guggenheim and The Met.
In this lively walking and subway riding tour, led by Bronx-born guide Darryl Reilly, we will visit over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking and often whimsical works. The stops include Keith Godard’s whimsical Memories of 23rd Street, a collection of mosaics depicting colorful chapeaus worn by celebrities who frequented the area between the 1880s and 1920. The group alights at 14th Street–Eighth Ave to view Tom Otterness’s Life Underground,a series of miniature, stylized bronze sculptures such as an alligator in a manhole and a cop watching a homeless man sleep.
Join us on this 2 1/2 hour escapade as we discover the riches that lie underground!
Yes, it's February, but this tour is UNDERGROUND! We will, however, cancel & refund in the event of a Snow Storm.
Meeting Time: 10:30am We will depart promptly at 10:45am!
Meeting Place: Inside PORT AUTHORITY at the information booth nearest 42 street & 8th Avenue.
BRING A METROCARD IF YOU HAVE ONE! We will have a few cards with extra fares for those that need them.
The tour will return to Port Authority about 1:15pm.
Lunch to follow at the West Bank Cafe. 407 West 42 Street, corner of 9th Ave
Joan Prince is coordinating the lunch reservation. Please RSVP to Joan directly at email@example.com if you would like to be included. Bring cash as we will split the bill.