[In-person tour] From the edge of Greenwich Village, uptown to Lincoln Center and downtown to Chelsea, Subway Art Tour One will take you on an unusual journey through the museum at the core of the Big Apple. Join tour guide Phil Desiere to 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. This tour may last 2.5 hours to 3 hours. NOTE: You will need a MetroCard worth at least $15.
In-person tours are limited to 20 attendees and are held outdoors. Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore ask that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status. Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation. Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you. NOTE: This tour takes place in the NYC MTA Subway system, and as of this publication, masks are required by the MTA.
MAS Walking Tours last approximately 2 hours. Meeting location is provided with registration.
Saturday, October 16 12:00 PM
In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)