MTA Arts & Design (A&D) encourages the use of mass transit in the metropolitan New York area by providing quality visual and performing arts and design in the transit environment. The percent-for-art program is one of the largest and most diverse collections of site-specific public art in the world, with nearly 300 permanent works by accomplished, mid-career and emerging artists. A&D also produces award-winning graphic art, photography, digital art, live musical performances and Poetry in Motion. A&D serves the 8.5 million people who ride MTA subways and commuter trains daily. For more info visit www.mta.info/art or #mtaarts.
MTA’s Fulton Center is a key element in the creation of a renewed sense of place for Lower Manhattan and 300,000 daily transit users. A unique feature of this hub is Sky Reflector-Net, an artwork integrated within the atrium’s oculus, by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects and ARUP, designed specifically for the Fulton Center. The monumental sculpture embraces light and air, creating a distinctive focal point within Lower Manhattan’s urban fabric.
Fulton Center is also the site of A&D’s digital art program, inaugurated in 2014. Immersive video projects take over all 52 digital screens throughout the Center at the top of every hour by innovative artists such as Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Red Nose Studio, and Anne Spalter, whose New York Dreaming will be on view throughout 2017.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of MTA Arts & Design