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.
ON TIME/ GRAND CENTRAL AT 100
Grand Central, March 6 through July 7, 2013
Grand Central Terminal, one of the nation's great architectural treasures, has been the site of the beginning and ending of countless journeys for millions of travelers over the past century. Instantly recognizable the world over as a great temple of transportation, the heart of the landmark centers upon the main concourse with its grand vaulted celestial canopy and famous four-sided clock, a beloved meeting place for generations.
To celebrate Grand Central's 100th birthday, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design presents an exhibition, On Time/ Grand Central at 100, featuring the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists. The artists in this exhibit capture and reimagine these moments, and connect them with the present. This is an exhibition about Time—and about the people who move and live through it, who are connected to the past and future through their experience in this iconic, romantic place.
- Olive Ayhens
- Sophie Blackall
- Jim Campbell
- Alexander Chen
- Marcos Chin
- Billy Collins
- Ian Dicke
- Jane Greengold
- Paul Himmel
- Improv Everywhere
- Patrick Jacobs
- Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz
- London Squared Productions
- Vik Muniz
- Lothar Osterburg
- Pop Chart Lab
- Peter Sís
- Penelope Umbrico
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.
Meet Miss Subways: New York's Beauty Queens 1941 - 1976
Brooklyn, through May 2013
Miss Subways was New York's most iconic and democratic beauty contest. Young women of mostly middle and working class backgrounds were selected, not just for their looks, but for the aspirations and dreams they had for their futures. From 1941 to1976, their portraits and biographies were displayed in subway cars throughout the city, and thousands identified with them. Photographer Fiona Gardner and journalist Amy Zimmer have tracked down most of the living former Miss Subways to see how their lives turned out. See their current and former portraits and hear their voices in this poignant exhibition.
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.