Latinx Art in the Subway
Thursday, September 21, 2023
6:00 PM ET
MTA Arts & Design has one of the largest and most diverse site-specific public art collections in the world. Since the 1980s, artists have been commissioned to make meaningful connections to transit stations and to the neighborhoods, communities, and riders they serve.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are pleased to highlight two Latinx artists and their works in the NYC transit system. Nitza Tufiño, a celebrated Nuyorican artist, has some of the earliest commissioned artworks in the subway with Westside Views (1986) at 86th Street and Neo-Boriken (1990) at 103rd Street. Glendalys Medina’s more recent installation at Grand Street station on the L line, Gratitudes off Grand (2023), uses abstract studies of color to reflect the array of communities, indigenous and immigrant, that have settled in the East Williamsburg and Bushwick area over time.
Join a conversation between artists Nitza Tufiño and Glendalys Medina, and MTA Arts & Design Director Sandra Bloodworth, moderated by El Museo del Barrio curator Susanna Temkin.
All attendees are welcome. You will have the option to turn on automatic captions for this virtual program. Staff will share instructions for how to do so at the start of the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
For general inquires email [email protected].
Image: “Gratitudes Off Grand” (2023) by Glendalys Medina at NYCT Grand St Station. Photo by Osheen Harruthoonyan for MTA Arts & Design
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