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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of NYC Subway Art

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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
  • Learn about the acclaimed new art in the Second Avenue subway stations
  • 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

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Price: $35 per person
  • What to know: The tour is approximately 2-hours long; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes. No cancellations or refunds.
  • What to wear: Bring comfortable shoes, as the tour requires walking up and down stairs

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of NYC Subway Art

MORE ABOUT THE TOUR:

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 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.

PHOTOS OF THE TOUR:

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Image via Wikimedia: Eden, Janine and Jim

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

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