12TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW AT GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
Grand Central Terminal, November 16, 2013 – February 23, 2014
Trains are trips. Trips are adventures. This year memorable characters from Maira Kalman’s Next Stop Grand Central will be watching our Lionel trains as they zip, zap and whizz through their journey from Grand Central to the North Pole!
Find the perfect gift at the Transit Museum Store or visit our booth at the Holiday Fair in Vanderbilt Hall.
KIDS: Explore the Terminal with the Great Grand Central scavenger hunt! Get your clues at our store or in the booth in Vanderbilt Hall.
Next Stop Grand Central (detail) © Maira Kalman, 1999
ALBUM TRACKS: SUBWAY RECORD COVERS
Brooklyn, August 10 through January 12, 2014
From the 1950s through the 1980s, album cover art was an eye-catching window into American pop culture. The packaging of 12" LPs showcased contemporary artists and designers and enticed record buyers. As the MTV Video Music Awards come to Brooklyn for the first time this summer, see this unique collection of album covers featuring the New York City subway and elevated trains.
GRAND CENTRAL SKETCHBOOK: DESIGNERS DREAM
Brooklyn, June 15 through December 1, 2013
The Joy of Rushing for a Train, Version 1 (2012), Carol Hsiung
Grand Central Terminal has always captured the imagination of artists and architects. To celebrate the Terminal's Centennial, the Architectural League of New York and the New York Transit Museum hosted a competition for architects and designers to reimagine the New York City landmark. Twenty winners (from 109 entries) were selected for a Grand Central Sketchbook produced by Moleskine. This work, ranging from whimsical to technical, from charcoal drawings to computer-generated fantasies, is featured in the exhibition.
WHAT'S NEW? A GRAND CENTRAL SNAPSHOT
Brooklyn Heights, January 28 - December 2, 2013
Photo by Frank English
Grand Central Terminal's Centennial comes to Brooklyn with a glimpse into two important topics: how electrifying the railroad was key to both Grand Central's design and the development of Midtown; and how Grand Central's beaux arts architectural splendor distinguishes this building as one of the world's great train stations.
Electricity: Powering New York's Rails
The Transit Museum's first science exhibit explains the mystery behind the third rail, AC/DC current and how motors work. Hands-on interactives and vintage objects from a century ago tell the story of the power behind a mass transit system that keeps New Yorkers on the go 24/7. Guaranteed to simplify this complicated tale for kids and their grownups, every visitor will walk away with a new understanding of how using mass transit makes New York one of the world's most sustainable cities. Click here for a peek!
This exhibition is supported by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.