MBTA Art

found5dollar

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I just found thispage on the MBTA's website... i have never seen it before

http://mbta.com/about_the_mbta/art_collection/

It contains PDFs containing every artwork the MBTA owns or is on loan to the MBTA and what station it is at. I do not really agree with counting "Historic panels created by the MBTA's design department/ Graphics" but it is awesome they finally have a place to look this stuff up.

I have been working on a wikipedia page on and off for almost a year about the Arts on the Line program, but never can seem to get it right enough to actually put it out in the wiki main space.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Found5dollar/Arts_on_the_Line
 

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I know there are some at Sullivan Station.
 

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I remember when I stumbled upon that before. It's really interesting to go through all of them because some you realize "Hey, I've seen that, but I never really took a moment to really LOOK at it!"
 

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They don't seem to mention Prudential (giant kid drawings).

Edit: Maybe because it wasn't privately made?
 
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This thread inspired me to finish an old project, grabbing some close-up photos of some of the art on and around the T...like someone said above, pretty interesting how many we pass so often without noticing, and looking at them closely offers a new perspective.

So anyway, I put together a little photo "scavenger hunt," so if anyone's in the mood to try their hand (eye?) at these and guess where they are, have at it.

http://www.soscities.org/street-art/345-the-red-line-closely.html

found5dollar, if you want any pictures for the ones the wiki is missing, let me know.
 

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^ yeah Stockholm's is well know as the most artistic subway system, i have even heard it referenced as the worlds largest art gallery, but the T was the first to integrate art into stations.
 

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the T was the first to integrate art into stations.
When I visited Paris in 1984, the Louvre Metro station was full of replicas of art from the museum upstairs. Wikipedia claims that these were installed in 1968.
 

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Moscow also begs to differ:



Speaking of which, while searching for that image, I also found this. Cool:

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_on_the_Line

I finally got this article to a point where i could post it. The most interesting thing I discovered while researching this was that in the late 80's the MBTA put art up in stations that were being renovated. This was to to help aesthetically during the construction work with the barriers and nastiness that ensues.
 

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