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NYC Subway Art – Furthering Their Reach with an App

March 28, 2012

From – New York’s largest art museum — its transit system — can now be carried around in your pocket.

The MTA is now part of the Meridian app, which provides comprehensive details on the wide variety of permanent artwork installed throughout the subway and rail system in New York.

“We get lots of positive feedback about our art collection,” said Sandra Bloodworth, Director of MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design. “It’s a part of riding the train that people love. Now we’ve made it easier to find out more about the collection. We’d already posted a significant amount of information about our art online, but with this app, it is as if you have a Museum in the palm of your hand.”

Works within the app are organized by subway or railroad line and artist. You can browse through the art available on a particular line, or check out what’s available in the MTA system by a particular artist. The app also offers turn-by-turn directions to installations, and trip planning if you want to plan an art ride through the transit system.

The Meridian app is a free download, and also features tours of the Portland Art Museum, Balboa Park in San Diego, and Powell’s Books in Portland, amongst others.








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