New York MTA: Arts for Transit

The MTA’s Arts for Transit project allows individual artists to demonstrate the unparalleled options for public art using art glass. Each distinctive project shows a different style and aesthetic – yet all expand the options for urban design with glass. Montage produced over 100 panels in different sizes and shapes for the project.Artist Portia Munson created “Gardens of Fort Hamilton Parkway Station”, 6 sets of lush laminated glass gardens at the Fort Hamilton station on the D Line.”Rediscovery” by artist Amy Cheng consists of four sets of laminated glass panels each measuring 4-ft by 15-ft, installed on the above ground platform of the 25th Avenue Subway Station.  “Kaleidoscope” by artist Odili Donald Odita at the 20th Avenue Station is a laminated glass mural consisting of 40 individual windows.  “A Continuous Thread” by artist Susanna Starr was inspired by the lace doilies that have a particular significance to the predominantly Italian-American community in the neighborhood. At the 50th Street Station, artist Dan Zeller mounted “Internal Connectivity, 2012”. This station provides a natural setting for Zeller’s abstract drawings to address the connectiveness of lives in an urban environment. Zeller studied satellite imagery and biological systems along the West End Line and interpreted them into abstract patterns. For a case study and more images, download here: Case Study: MTA Arts for Transit.