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Tapping Transit Hubs as Inspirational Art Spaces

| January 26, 2015

Around the world, artwork of all forms adorns transportation centers, stations and bus shelters. While many of these statues, paintings, mosaics and sculptures are permanently installed as part of a station’s architecture, transportation organizations can use their spaces for art exhibitions that not only make transit hubs more aesthetically pleasing for commuters, but also inspire budding artists. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently partnered with two organizations to showcase the artistic talent of youth from the Greater Philadelphia region and around the world. 

Honolulu light rail announces art program

Rail| May 16, 2013
Will highlight work created by artists who have a strong understanding of and affinity for Hawaii’s history and culture. The art will be displayed at the 21 stations along the rail route and at the train control center in Waipahu.
Rail| January 8, 2013

L.A. Metro brings art to its stations

The new Expo Line stations feature 176 art panels by 10 artists. The artwork reflects the history and heritage of designated neighborhoods.
Rail| July 23, 2012

CATS work named one of nation's Top 50 art projects

N.C. artist Jimmy O’Neal built his own cymascope to produce visuals based on the key and frequency of each sound he recorded in buses and bus facilities. The end result is an ever-changing public artwork only dependent upon daily and seasonal atmospheric changes to alter the viewer’s perception.
Rail| September 11, 2009

N.Y. MTA unveils colorful subway station artwork

The artwork, by the late artist Sol LeWitt, consists of 250 porcelain tiles, in six colors, each cut to meet the artist's specifications.

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