MTA Arts for Transit was created to oversee the selection of artists and installation of permanent artworks in subway and commuter rail stations. Discover and enjoy this diverse and beautiful collection of commissioned public artwork installed throughout the subway and commuter rail stations of the MTA. For more information on other installations, visit mta.info/mta/aft.

Discover and enjoy this diverse and beautiful collection of commissioned public artwork installed throughout the subway and commuter rail stations by artists including Faith Ringgold, Tom Otterness, Milton Glaser, Bill Brand, Andrea Dezsö and Elizabeth Murray.

    Tom Otterness: Life Underground

    MTA Subway: 14th Street

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    The scores of figures created by Tom Otterness for "Life Underground" invigorate and transforms the transit environment into a place of joy and whimsy. His small-scale sculptures invoke the subway and lore of the city and include an alligator rising out of a sewer to devour a man.

    Jason Middlebrook: Brooklyn Seeds

    MTA Subway: Avenue U

    Brooklyn

    Ongoing

    Jason Middlebrook's mosaic installation, "Brooklyn Seeds," is a monumentally-scaled garden of wildflowers climbing up the stair wall extending from Avenue U to the elevated train platform. Created in glass mosaic, with the help of experienced subway mosaicist Stephen Miotto, the choice of plants is based upon local wildflowers that grow in unlikely places, through cracks in the sidewalk, alleys and walls. Middlebrook's work explores the place where the urban and manmade intersect with the natural ...

    Andrea Dezso: Community Garden

    MTA Subway: Bedford Park Blvd – Lehman College

    Bronx

    Ongoing

    "Community Garden" is a glass mosaic mural that fills the entire mezzanine wall at the Bedford Park Boulevard subway station. The imagery depicts a lush fantasy garden of colorful, oversized fruit, vines, insects and animals. In Dezsö's garden, the community can experience the artist's lush imagination through her colors and animal forms that have an enchanting quality. Her garden is intended to delight commuters, inspiring them with the playful images and intense colors.

    Xi Song: Tree of Life

    MTA Arts & Design

    Brooklyn

    Ongoing

    Chinese artist, Xin Song teams up with Wesley Depp from Depp Glass Inc., to incorporate her unique vision into an architectural glass framework.

    Milton Glaser: Untitled

    MTA Subway: Astor Place

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    Milton Glaser, widely known as a pioneering graphic designer (including the I ♥ New York logo) and print maker, created artwork for the Astor Place station that complements the existing historic fabric while making a bold and modern statement. The station holds excellent examples of terra cotta and mosaics, particularly the Grueby Facience Company's plaques that depict beavers, a source of the Astor family wealth from fur trading.

    Elizabeth Murray: Blooming

    MTA Subway: Lexington Avenue – 59th Street

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    Riders at this station are treated to the joyous burst of color and shapes that is "Blooming." The mosaics defy the corners of the space as the imagery wraps around corners, down steps and through doorways."Blooming" takes its title from Bloomingdale's, located above the station upstairs. The artist views the subway as a "dreamy underworld" and also a place to wake up. Her pink trees, red shoes and yellow mugs with steaming coffee succeed in ...

    Faith Ringgold: Flying Home: Harlem Heroes and Heroines

    MTA Subway: 125th Street

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    "Flying Home" is a mosaic mural that honors Harlem notables and makes them fly. The mural on one platform depicts performers, painters and sports figures like Dinah Washington, Sugar Ray Robinson and Josephine Baker. The opposite platform shows leaders like Malcolm X and writer Zora Neale Hurston, brought to life in mosaics that recall the cultural zenith of Harlem. The title is based on a Lionel Hampton song which Faith Ringgold heard as a child. ...

Faith Ringgold: Flying Home: Harlem Heroes and Heroines

West 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard

New York N.Y. 10027

"Flying Home" is a mosaic mural that honors Harlem notables and makes them fly. The mural on one platform depicts performers, painters and sports figures like Dinah Washington, Sugar Ray Robinson and Josephine Baker. The opposite platform shows leaders like Malcolm X and writer Zora Neale Hurston, brought to life ...

Elizabeth Murray: Blooming

Lexington Avenue and East 59th Street

New York N.Y. 10022

Riders at this station are treated to the joyous burst of color and shapes that is "Blooming." The mosaics defy the corners of the space as the imagery wraps around corners, down steps and through doorways."Blooming" takes its title from Bloomingdale's, located above the station upstairs. The artist views the ...

Milton Glaser: Untitled

Lafayette Street and East Eighth Street

New York N.Y. 10003

Milton Glaser, widely known as a pioneering graphic designer (including the I ♥ New York logo) and print maker, created artwork for the Astor Place station that complements the existing historic fabric while making a bold and modern statement. The station holds excellent examples of terra cotta and mosaics, particularly the Grueby ...

Andrea Dezso: Community Garden

Bedford Park Boulevard and Jerome Avenue

Bronx N.Y. 10468

"Community Garden" is a glass mosaic mural that fills the entire mezzanine wall at the Bedford Park Boulevard subway station. The imagery depicts a lush fantasy garden of colorful, oversized fruit, vines, insects and animals. In Dezsö's garden, the community can experience the artist's lush imagination through her colors and ...

Jason Middlebrook: Brooklyn Seeds

Avenue U and East 16th Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11229

Jason Middlebrook's mosaic installation, "Brooklyn Seeds," is a monumentally-scaled garden of wildflowers climbing up the stair wall extending from Avenue U to the elevated train platform. Created in glass mosaic, with the help of experienced subway mosaicist Stephen Miotto, the choice of plants is based upon local wildflowers that grow ...

Tom Otterness: Life Underground

West 14th Street and Eighth Avenue

New York N.Y. 10014

The scores of figures created by Tom Otterness for "Life Underground" invigorate and transforms the transit environment into a place of joy and whimsy. His small-scale sculptures invoke the subway and lore of the city and include an alligator rising out of a sewer to devour a man.

Bill Brand: Masstransiscope

DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension

Brooklyn N.Y. 11201

Bill Brand's "Masstransiscope" turns the subway into a movie machine, presenting a colorful, animated "moving picture" to commuters as the train moves through the tunnel.