This morning at the Museum of Modern Art, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the largest commitment to New York public art in decades, in conjunction with the opening of the Second Avenue Subway on January 1, 2017. At NYSCA, we share the view that “art is New York. It is part of our economy, it is part of our identity, it is part of our culture, and we should celebrate that in public works the way we have,” and it was an honor to be present as new plans were unveiled.
The Second Avenue Subway will feature new mosaic works by Chuck Close, Sarah Sze, Vik Muniz and Jean Shin. For more information, click here. Below are our photos from the event, including images of the subway stations and plans for a new project to light up New York’s bridges:
“If a child never walks into a museum, but just goes through their daily course of conduct, they will be exposed to art, and it will prompt their imagination,” said Governor Cuomo.