New York is a city full of art. Museums, parks, sidewalks...bathrooms. Great art is everywhere and more than a person could see in a lifetime. Even the public transit greets its riders with art.
Thanks to the city’s MTA Arts for Transit, created in 1985, there are over 200 works of art throughout the sprawling MTA system. Every day, millions of riders on the Long Island Railroad, Metro-North railway, subway system, bridges, and tunnels in and around New York are treated to photographic light boxes, murals, tile mosaics, sculptures, and more.
But what if you are just visiting New York and want to see these fantastic public works for yourself?
Don’t worry, there’s an app for that.
Next time you find yourself in New York with an urge to see some of this great, free art, be sure to come prepared with the Arts for Transit app.
The app, available for iPhone and Android, will provide background on all the pieces, audio and video for some of them, and even turn by turn directions to get you to (but not under, since your phone won’t work!) each subway entrance.
Learn more and download the free app, here.