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New York's Underground Art Museum

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New York's Underground Art Museum by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres
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Nov 11, 2014 | ISBN 9781580934039

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“This is a good moment to take stock of Arts and Design (known until recently as Arts for Transit), as it approaches its 30th anniversary. The largest single artwork ever commissioned under the program, Sky Reflector-Net, by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects and Arupis, is to go on view when the new Fulton Center opens in Lower Manhattan. The net—a 79-foot-high tapering, truncated cone of reflective aluminum diamonds set in a stainless-steel tracery—appears on the cover of New York’s Underground Art Museum. Among the latest additions to the West End line, on the platforms of six elevated stations, windscreen panels of laminated glass display lovely translucent imagery. In case your D train is delayed, these works repay study. Some, like Odili Donald Odita’s Kaleidoscope at 20th Avenue and Amy Cheng’s Rediscovery at 25th Avenue, are large-scale abstractions that can be appreciated from a passing train.”
The New York Times

“Philip Johnson may have put New Canaan, Connecticut, on the architectural map with his Glass House, but he wasn’t the only modern architect paying homage to the Bauhaus in this leafy suburb. Midcentury Houses Today documents the legacy of architectural masters such as Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, Eliot Noyes, and Edward Durell Stone, who left their mark in New Canaan, and, most interestingly, the book looks at how these houses are lived in today.”

 ”The public art program of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is both older and more extensive than most of us realize. This survey shows that the quality of the work is high indeed. Among the standouts: Roy Lichtenstein’s porcelain-enamel cartoon murals, Sol LeWitt’s ceramic tile Whirls and Twirls, Maya Lin’s giant stainless-steel and fiber-optic mechanism tracing phases of the moon, a parade of pilasters in glass and enameled steel by Mary Miss with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, rows of brightly painted metal housefronts by Dennis Oppenheim, and, back at Astor Place, Milton Glaser’s bold colors and forms derived from the beaver plaques.”  
Interior Design   

“There’s another big art player in New York alongside the likes of the Met, MoMA, the Whitney, and the Guggenheim. Just like the hallowed halls of New York’s finest museums and galleries, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been collecting and displaying works by big-named artists. New York’s Underground Art Museum showcases all the masterful works that brighten the commute of millions each day.”
The Daily Beast

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