Believe it or not, the New York City subway is a treasure trove of priceless artworks! Below the city’s streets you can find everything from beautifully ornate decorative tiles that date to the original stations of the early 20th-century, to large scale mosaics and murals from contemporary artists. In a reprise of our popular subway art virtual talk, Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer Justin River will unveil the latest works of art found in the subway system and the stories of the artists and inspiration behind them.

In this virtual tour:

  • Explore some of the largest permanent art installations in the system
  • Discover the newest works recently installed
  • Learn about the history of Arts in Design and some of the guerrilla art that may have inspired it along the way
  • Revisit some of the most famous pieces of subway art from our first talk

Art in the NYC Subway

Tickets to this talk on Thursday, April 29th are just $10. You can gain access to unlimited free virtual events per month and unlock a video archive of 100+ past virtual experiences as an Untapped New York Insider starting at $10/month. Already an Insider? Register here! If you can’t make it live, register for this event and we will send you a link to the recording once it airs!

Due to popular demand, we are bringing you an encore presentation of our Art in the NYC Subway talk! In this talk, you will go on an in-depth tour of New York City’s subway art tapestry. This talk will focus on the newest art in the system including pieces on the Second Avenue Q extension and stunning mosaics in The Bronx. This second presentation of Untapped’s updated NYC Subway Art talk expands on our in-person walking tour and is being presented for all those who couldn’t make our virtual presentation first back in February.

Justin Rivers is Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer. He is a writer and interpretive historian whose work focuses on inspiring empowerment through storytelling in non-traditional settings. As a playwright, tour guide, and educator, his work is designed to help New Yorkers contextualize and rediscover their city by exploring the past, present, and future of its diverse infrastructure.

Art in the NYC Subway

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