With the Arts & Cultural Organization Pool, Metro Art seeks to build on its long history of collaborating with community-based organizations in support of innovative, community-responsive arts and cultural programs in transit.
With the Arts & Cultural Organization Pool, Metro Art seeks to build on its long history of collaborating with community-based organizations in support of innovative, community-responsive, arts and cultural programs in transit. Submit via SlideRoom by
June 1 June 15 June 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm (PDT).
This new rider portrait exhibition on view in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery and beyond celebrates diversity and the community of transit riders to launch upcoming programs across multiple formats and sites including buses, trains and stations in Los Angeles County and online. Tag your selfie #SomosWeAreLA to join in Metro’s portrait exhibition and share your journey, too!
Metro Art Presents Soundtrips is a collection of transit-inspired sounds and stories to amplify your ride. Created in 2020 and 2021, three program series are compiled in an easy to access playlist for Metro riders’ listening pleasure.
Abstract art utilizes a visual language of shape, color, and line to depict a composition devoid of recognizable things from nature.
Featuring the original artworks by twelve artists who created posters for the Through The Eyes of Artists series, Each artwork on display in this passageway focuses on a particular neighborhood or city in Los Angeles County to capture the look and feel of each place from a personal perspective.
This series of photographic portraits present the artists behind the artworks in the Metro system. The illuminated photographs on display in the Passageway Art Gallery depict the artists in their homes and studios, providing a glimpse into their distinct personalities and cultural influences.
Photo based artworks by three artists invite visitors to Union Station to explore the histories, paradoxes, ironies and majesties of Los Angeles landscapes.
At Grand Station, artist Mark Lere’s project “Who, What, Where?” consists of a series of images sandblasted into the platform pavement.
Metro artist Alex Gonzalez “Otiswoods” depicts symbols of creativity and strength in Westlake in the latest Through the Eyes of Artists poster. The artist was moved by the will and industry of his neighbors in Westlake — where he was born, raised and still resides.
Ken Gonzales-Day’s Western Imaginary subtly refers to history embedded in the local landscape.
Cliff Garten worked directly with the Preliminary Engineering Design Team to research, analyze and creatively interpret environmental/ historical resources to create a conceptual approach to the overall design continuity of the alignment, opportunities for individual station artists, and a design project that references the historic physical context of the E Line (Expo) Right of Way.
We ride the train toward memories of beautiful travelsis inspired by their enduring connection to Metro and soulful bond that evolved with time and age.
Located near the confluence of the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River, the Lincoln/Cypress station location for “Water Street: River of Dreams” provided artist Cheri Gaulke with an important reference for that she used to metaphorically connect the Gabrielino (Tongva) Indians who once inhabited the area with a contemporary flowing landscape.
More than 650 residents of the cities of Downey, Bellflower and Paramount contributed to artist Erika Rothenberg’s “Wall of (Un)Fame.”
John Roloff’s artwork at Woodley Station references the geological make up of the Van Nuys, Sepulveda and San Fernando Valley area as well as paying homage to the geologists who study the Valley.
At Jefferson/USC Station, Samuel Rodriguez weaves a visual narrative that includes fragments of building facades, vintage rail cars, human figures, and fictional characters. Each art panel is visually divided by the silhouette of bike frames, the layout of a comic book.
Landscape photographs compare the endurance of geological features with the less permanent built environment.
In “Unknowable Origins” by artist Tom LaDuke, softly rendered painterly views of Culver City as seen from surrounding hillside viewpoints frame the entry to the Culver City Station.
Stephen Johnson’s Universal Delights commemorates the birthplace of ‘the industry’ noting the 1915 dedication of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Film Manufacturing Company in the area.
Thomas Eatherton’s “Unity” located on the A Line (Blue) tunnel walls between 7th Street/Metro Center Station and Pico Station was the first art work to be installed in the system.
At Sepulveda Station, Michele Martínez designed terrazzo paving areas with a pre-Columbian glyph and porcelain enamel steel maps for station platforms.
Robin Brailsford’s Time and Presence at Pico Station examines the disparity between human scale and the vastness of the earth and the cosmos.
“Wheels of Change” by Chusien Chang at the Chinatown Station is based on the ancient Chinese book of I Ching (translated in English as the Book of Changes).
Installed at eye level along the platform walls of 7th/Metro Station, Joyce Kozloff’s two long and narrow hand painted ceramic tile murals, The Movies: Fantasies, and The Movies: Spectacles, resemble an unfolding film strip.