Subway Art Tour #1

From the edge of Greenwich Village, up to Central Park, and back to Chelsea

With Phil Desiere

Join us for an unusual journey through the museum at the core of the Big Apple and discover a part of New York City that few visitors and fewer New Yorkers take the time to see: a treasure trove of art! The first subway train set off in 1904 from City Hall station and art has been a part of New York’s subway system since its inaugural trip. In the subway’s early years, the art mainly took the form of directional and identifying signs, using an ancient art form, tile mosaics. Because of their durability, tile mosaics have been the preferred medium to create works of art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

NOTE: You will need a MetroCard worth at least $15, or an unlimited ride.

Saturday, February 24
1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30