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Sea Train — Gallery Talk

April 11, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Exhibit Logo for Sea Train: Subway Reef Photos

Photographer Stephen Mallon’s images, many seen in Sea Train: Subway Reef Photos for the first time, capture our collective imagination, and serve up the seemingly impossible: iconic subway cars, repurposed to become an artificial reef on the ocean floor. Join Senior Curator Amy Hausmann and Stephen Mallon for a gallery talk, where they will explore the fascinating story behind the subway reef program. They will discuss how these symbols of industry and busy city life, which carried millions of passengers along New York City’s iron rails for decades, were dropped like toys into the vastness of the Atlantic seascape to begin the next chapter of their useful life – as a flourishing new habitat for marine life.

The talk will begin at 2pm at the New York Transit Museum Gallery at Grand Central Terminal. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required for this drop-in event.

Please see the Plan Your Visit page for information and directions. For information on wheelchair access, American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit the accessibility page on the Museum’s website.



April 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
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Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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