NYC Subway Art Tour
Underground Art in the NYC Subway
Explore one of the world's largest underground public art galleries!
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 New York tour guide Justin Rivers as he takes you on an in-depth tour of the NYC 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. You will discover stunning artwork from Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Otterness, Jacob Lawrence and many more artists! Co-conceptualized by artist Aaron Asis, this NYC subway art tour is perfect for art, history and subway lovers alike.
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- 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.
Loved this tour! I never realized how much art there 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 of the art installations we discovered.Katzie B.
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Know Before You Go
Where To Meet
Please meet your guide at the street level of the 42nd Street Times Square Station (1,2,3,N,Q,R) at the main 42nd Street and 7th Avenue entrance.
How To Get There
By subway: 1,2,3,N,Q,R to 42nd St Times Sq
What To Bring/Wear
Bring comfortable shoes, as the tour requires walking up and down stairs
Frequently Asked Questions
How strenuous is the tour? How much walking will we do?
This tour is easy and most people can participate.
Is there an age limit or recommendation?
No age limitation.
Who will guide our tour?
One of our licensed NYC Tour guides.
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