The Art of Grand Central Terminal
Discover the surprising stories behind the art pieces inside one of NYC’s most iconic buildings!
- Learn about the Art School which once existed inside Grand Central, and that doubles as America’s largest Art gallery
- Discover the most expensive piece of art in history
- Explore a giant new piece of art unveiled during the pandemic
- Find a long-hidden mural that was just uncovered again in 2020
- Find out about many other art pieces in Grand Central which most commuters miss
About the event:
Grand Central Terminal is one of New York’s most famous and most loved buildings, but most commuters don’t know that the Terminal is home to an abundance of public art installations. Many of these pieces are passed by thousands of commuters every day. Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers, will help you uncover all of the overlooked artwork inside the terminal on this unique look at Grand Central. Discover a massive glass sculpture that was just installed, find out how much the world’s most expensive art installation cost, and learn more about lesser-known pieces you may have never noticed.
About Justin Rivers:
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.
Justin’s Off Broadway play, The Eternal Space explored an unlikely friendship that arose from Penn Station’s demolition and enjoyed a successful six-week run at Theatre Row Studios in 2015. He is author and co-collaborator of The Wonder City, a graphic novel that re-imagines the history of New York City. He is also Founding Director of The Character Connection Initiative, a non-profit organization that brings character education and mindfulness practices to inner-city middle school students and teachers throughout the NYC metro area.
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