Bringing the cosmos underground: celebrating public art created by women for the NYC subway

Ben Yakas, Gothamist, March 30, 2023

When Jean Shin was selected by the MTA to create artwork for the 63rd Street station, which was one of the first to open along the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway in 2017, she found herself inspired by the drawn-out history of the line.


“It was a subway that was promised to New York City over 100 years ago and just never arrived,” Shin said. “I feel like it's a beautiful story of what people dream of, and of course infrastructural failure, until generations later we get the new subway.”


Shin’s piece, “Elevated,” is one of the artworks being discussed this Thursday evening in “Women Artists in the Subway,” presented by the New York Transit Museum...


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