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Terry Schoonhoven, Traveler

Traveler

Traveler, a tile mural located at the bottom of the escalator at the east entrance of the subway station, depicts travelers from different eras in a Los Angeles “timescape” that features historical references such as Spanish galleons, the Pico House, Olvera Street and actress Carol Lombard.

Kim Yasuda, ReUnion

ReUnion

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This artist team designed a series of six bus passenger waiting areas which reference the social and natural history of the site and incorporate ideas about shelter, movement, evolution and change.

East Los Streetscapers, La Sombra del Arroyo

La Sombra del Arroyo

Hand-painted and glazed ceramic tile on the undersurfaces of the bridges provide the illusion of lacy tree branches overhead, while cast relief tiles feature a variety of native birds and animals which might once have inhabited this spot.

May Sun, Richard Wyatt, City of Dreams/River of History

City of Dreams/River of History

The artwork is a unique collaboration between two artists, May Sun and Richard Wyatt, who worked together to develop all elements of the artwork’s multiple interlinking elements including the 80 foot long mural, aquarium, floor tiles and river bench to create a sense of place resonant of the history and pre-history of the site.

A-Train, Bill Bell

A-Train

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Passersby may discover unexpected images that are hidden in the light patterns, and by speaking near a hidden microphone can activate a responsive sound system.

Celebrating In Our Ancestors’ Footsteps

Join Metro Art on February 15, 2024 from 5:30PM to 7PM in the Union Station Waiting Room for a celebration of the exhibition, Where You Stand: Chinatown 1880 to 1939 with a traditional lion dance by local students of the East Wind Foundation and exhibition walk-through led by Metro Art.

Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life

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Join Metro Art Presents for a free screening of Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life on February 23, 2024 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM in Union Station’s historic ticketing hall. The film is a poetic and intimate look into the life and work of one of the most visionary artists of his time, while also exploring the universal questions of what makes a fulfilling life.

MAPPING Performance: 10 Years of Metro Art Presents

Hosted at Los Angeles Union Station (800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012), MAPPING Performance: 10 Years of Metro Art Presents celebrates with percussion-driven music and dance drawing from Southeast Asian and Afro-Brazilian traditions, bringing the community together in the heart of Los Angeles at the heart of the LA Metro transit system. Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Sunday, June 25, 2023.

Metro Art x Silkroad Present: Railroad Roots

Metro Art x Silkroad are pleased to present a free event at Los Angeles Union Station on Monday, November 13, 2023 from 6-7:30pm. The evening includes musical performances by Silkroad Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad artists Wu Man and Haruka Fujii, and guest artist Pura Fé, as well as a discussion about the railroad, the communities who built it, and the people who were displaced and most affected by it.

We Are Collage Image with Program Information and Work by Javier Carrillo and Simonette David Jackson

We Are… Portraits of Metro Riders by Local Artists

The We Are… rider portrait exhibition celebrates diversity and the community of transit riders 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!