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, weaved together to tell the dynamic history of art in the subway from a surprising collection at Times Square to the earliest installation at Fulton Center — while sharing insider secrets about installations from 34th Street to Union Square. You will discover stunning artwork from Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Otterness, Mary Miss, Jacob Lawrence and many more artists! Co-conceptualized by artist Aaron Asis, this experience is perfect for art, history and subway lovers alike. Learn more and book your tickets to Untapped New York’s Underground Art in the Subway Tour below.

  • See the forgotten terra cotta tiles in Fulton Center and learn about their history.
  • Discover two interactive art pieces hidden in plain sight and the often unseen art of Times Square.
  • See how an artist framed the 14th Street Union Square station to preserve its history.
  • Engage with a very playful art installation at 23rd Street.


What to Know:

  • Price $35 per ticket
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting Location: Street level of the 42nd Street Times Square Station (1,2,3,N,Q,R) at the main 42nd Street and 7th Avenue entrance

What Guests Have to Say:

“Loved this tour! I never realized how much art here was in the NYC subway until I took this tour.The guides were really passionate about it and were really good at telling the back stories behind each art installation we discovered.” – Katzie B.