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Sunday, December 17, 2017

New York’s $27 Billion Spending Plan for the MTA Includes Major Art Installations

A Roy Lichtenstein mural in Times Square. A Roy Lichtenstein mural in Times Square. Wikipedia

On Monday, July 18, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $27 billion spending plan for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In addition to new trains, the plan includes bringing art installations to thirty-one of the MTA’s stations. So far, works by Chuck Close, Sarah Sze, and Vik Muniz have been announced. New York’s subway stations are already home to a number of public art masterpieces, including murals by Roy Lichtenstein and a mosaic by Sol LeWitt.

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