Metro Art’s Art Guides offer overviews into the public art, temporary projects, ongoing series and cultural programming we create for the transit environment, with a focus on commissioned artworks integrated into stations and facilities. Guides include Art Program Overview (2018), Art Guide (2011), G Line (Orange) (N. Hollywood to Canoga Park), G Line (Orange) (Canoga Park to Chatsworth), L Line (Gold) (DTLA to East LA), L Line (Gold) (Arcadia to Azusa), E Line (Expo) (DTLA to Culver City) and E Line (Expo) (Culver City to Santa Monica). Downloadable PDF formats are available below. Click on a title below to view the Metro Art Guide
Untitled (Questions) featured large-scale queries, alternating between English and Spanish, created by artist Barbara Kruger.
Artist Michelle Asselin created luminous portraits of women who are part of Metro’s Women and Girls Governing Council, which is tasked with achieving a gender-balanced workforce, career advancement for women, and improving safety and mobility for women riders.
Deep Connections features the otherworldly black and white images of artist Ken Karagozian. His work, shot in medium format, shares a unique view on Los Angeles few have seen through the documentation of Metro subway construction over the last three decades.
The inaugural digital series presented by Metro Art, this rotating exhibition features portraits of transit riders created by artists connected to the neighborhoods served by Metro A Line (Blue).
The Makers is an ongoing series by artist Todd Gray featuring photographic portraits of the artists behind the artworks in the Metro system. This booklet offers the opportunity to see and learn more about 30 of these artists spanning multiple generations and backgrounds.
Metro Art’s award-winning poster series commissions local artists to create original artworks that offer their personal perspectives on neighborhoods and places throughout Los Angeles County. Initiated in 2002, over 40 artworks have been featured on posters displayed in Metro buses and trains. This 186-page catalogue features the first 15 years of the series, with images and statements by each artist. This shorter booklet provides a summary of the program.
Celebrating the diversity of Los Angeles County and the community of transit riders, We Are…Portraits of Metro Riders by Local Artists is an exhibition featuring 41 portraits presented throughout the Metro system and online.