Rarely are we not walking through train stations and down subway platforms with our heads down, typing away on our cell phones, answering urgent emails, and scrolling through instagram feeds. Unfortunately, we are missing out on a first rate museum experience - with works created in mosaic, terra cotta, bronze, glass, and mixed-media sculpture all around us.
According to the MTA's Arts for Transit and Urban Design, "the founders of the New York City subway believed that every design element in the system should show respect for [their] customers and enhance the experience of travel."
So enjoy your next subway experience - put that cell phone down and pick that head up! Below, one of our favorite Arts for Transit mosaics - Joy Taylor's The Four Seasons (2005) mural on the Larchmont Station's waiting room wall.
(Images via MTA.info)