Monday, April 25, 2016

art in the subway

New York in Transit is the name of this big
(only half of it is visible here) glass
 mosaic mural by Harlem Renaissance artist
Jacob Lawrence.  It was installed here
in the Times Square subway station in 2001
to coincide with a retrospective of his
work at the Whitney Museum.

[Linking back to Monday Mural and Blue Monday.]


  1. Very colourful mural, it must certainly brighten the passenger's day!

  2. I'm afraid that I would be looking up and fall down the stairs.

  3. that would be nice to look at every day!

  4. How neat. Wonderful that there is good lighting to show off those great colors.

  5. At least they added a little something pretty and bright for this area.

  6. Your image in its way resembles one of Jacob Lawrence’s paintings. Perhaps The Migration of the Negro.

    Just as the mural transforms with brilliant artwork the somewhat drab environment, so, too, have you cast a bit of colorful enchantment into our world.

  7. Hi Alexa, This is a great shot of the mural in the subway. Brilliantly done.
    Happy Blue Monday and thank you for joining in the fun.
    xo, Jeanne

  8. It seems like an unlikely spot for a work by such a famous artist. Hopefully it's well cared for. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  9. Something to sooth the senses during the daily grind.


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