Subway Art Tour One

With Phil Desiere

[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.

This tour takes place within the NYC subway system, therefore no masks are required. If you prefer to wear a mask, though, we want you to feel comfortable doing so. Meeting location is provided with registration. With rare exceptions, MAS in-person tours take place rain or shine.

For all tours, there are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges unless we cancel a tour. Online registration closes one hour prior to the tour start time.

Registration is now closed.

Sunday, November 13
12:00 PM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Tickets:
Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Photo: Walk About New York. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.