West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway Art 2

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Most of the artworks at this station are too large to photograph, so I have broken them up into smaller pictures, all of which should be correctly labeled as “details” but I decided to dispense with that formality for this particular station. This particular image is an example of what I am talking about, but it is much smaller than the others, so I can actually fit it into one frame without falling onto the subway tracks in the process (although I did lean backwards over the tracks to get this shot)!


Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers
Artist: Nancy Spero, 1999. Installed 2004.
West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway tile mosaic art #2
as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the downtown (southbound) 1 train.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

These are glass mosaic murals depicting scenes of theater, dance, and orchestra-related subjects, as officially described by MTA.


I have photographed tile artworks from several NYC subway stations now, so far, all are westside Manhattan subway lines, including the West 34th Street/Pennsylvania Station (A, C & E trains), Chambers Street (A & C trains), Houston Street (1 train), Pennsylvania “Penn” station (1, 2 & 3 trains) [subway art archives] and, my favorite subway station of all, the American Museum of Natural History station at 81st and Central Park West (B & C trains) [AMNH archives].

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About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway Art 2

  1. Another Kevin says:

    Grrl,
    If you can move down the platform snapping pictures
    with about a third of a frame overlap between adjacent
    views, I’d be happy to stitch panoramas for you – I’ve
    got the necessary bits and pieces of software.
    (Heck, I’ve *written* a panorama stitcher… although
    for legal reasons I can’t put the one I wrote on the job).
    Email me (address attached to this posting) if you’re
    interested.
    — Another Kevin