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MTA Arts & Design Celebrates Black History and Culture

We invite riders to embark on a tour and discover this treasure trove of artwork in the MTA system


Throughout the MTA network,  from the Bronx to Long Island, lies a treasure trove of permanent public artwork that honor and uplift Black history and  culture. In celebration of Black History Month, MTA Arts & Design curated a tour of a selection of artwork --  from Faith Ringgold's  flying figures of Harlem notables such as Malcolm X and Zora Neale Hurston at the 125 St   station, to the vibrant dancers celebrating the annual West Indian American Day Parade,  portrayed by Louis Delsarte  at the Church Av  station  in Flatbush, to the exuberant brush strokes by Moe Brooker for the LIRR parking garage at Wyandanch, reflecting the jazz culture in the surrounding community where musicians, such as John Coltrane, made their homes.  

We invite MTA riders to experience these myriad glass, mosaic, and metal artworks firsthand or explore virtually, as each piece highlights a unique facet of Black history and culture in its surrounding community.