Southern Brooklyn

Contemporary Artwork Walking Tour Of The Brighton Line

"Mermade/Dionysus and the Pirates" (1999). Photo by Jeremiah Cox / Subway Nut

The MTA Arts for Transit’s Amy Hausmann will lead participants on a walking tour along the Brighton Line, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the focus being on the latest contemporary artwork to be permanently installed in the stations.

Among the works featured will be projects by Mary Temple, Jason Middlebrook, Rita McDonald and others (artists may be present). The tour will conclude with a visit to the rehabilitated Ocean Parkway Viaduct, featuring terra cotta reliefs by artist Deborah Masters.

Additional details will be provided upon registration. Don’t forget to bring your Metrocard. The cost of the tour is $10 (MAS members) and $15 (non-members).

For more, go to or call (212) 935-2075. Reservations are required.

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  1. While I appreciate any and all efforts to spruce up the station platforms, and make them look less mundane, I wonder how much thought went in to the decision by the MTA when picking the artwork to display.  Is it just me, or does anyone else think that someone is going to become seriously injured by the pointed protrusion on the piece of artwork that is pictured in the photo above, when the station is crowded during rush hour??

  2. What nonsense! What are these clowns thinking? We need is clean trains and reliable service not bad art work. An occasional seat wouldn’t hurt either.

  3. I hope that the MTA didn’t have to pay for this junk.  As a commuter, it would really piss me off to find out that they cannot provide cleaning services on the trains and in the stations, but they could pay for this garbage – then they are going to raise the fares.

  4. There’s a couple of these on the D line, too, at least as of about six months ago, and it looked weird, but provided for fascinating entertainment while waiting for the train.

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