New York City is covered in art from its world-renowned museums to its famous murals and street art. The City’s subway stations are no exception. Over 280 art installations exist inside subway stations around the five boroughs, an art experience you can have for the low price of a single Metro Card swipe.
In the subway, you will see everything from a sculpture of an alligator in a suit, to mosaics drawn by school children, and even a mural signed by Roy Lichtenstein. So next time while you’re impatiently waiting for your train to arrive, take a look around and there’s a good chance you’ll find a thought-provoking piece of art.
Here are some of our favorite installations around Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Check out this Subway Art Guide to find more information about the specific pieces, or to see if there is an installation near your stop.