The New York City subway system is the largest in the world and with hundreds of art installations scattered throughout its 430 stations, it’s also one of the world’s largest public art galleries. Join Untapped Cities tour guide Justin Rivers as he takes you on an in-depth tour of the subway art tapestry, and weaved together to tell the complete history of the NYC commuter from Fulton’s first steamboat to the newly minted Second Avenue subway riders. Co-conceptualized by artist Aaron Asis, it’s a perfect compliment to our popular Underground Subway Tour or a fun stand alone for art, history and subway lovers alike.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of NYC Subway Art


  • Explore the hidden terra cotta tiles in Fulton Center
  • Explore two interactive art pieces hidden in plain sight and the often unseen art of Time Square
  • Learn about the highly anticipated new art in the Second Avenue subway stations
  • Learn about how an artist framed the 14th Street Union Square station to preserve its history

Price: $35 (+ fees)
What to know:
 The tour is approximately 2-hours long; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes.
What to wear: 
Bring comfortable shoes, as the tour requires walking up and down stairs

See additional photos from our Subway Art tour:

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"Times Square Mural" by Roy Lichtenstein
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of NYC Subway Art

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