Sunday, January 22, 2023

Weekday Sketchers on the 2nd Ave Subway

Trick Question:  

Where can you see major works of art by contemporary artist like Chuck Close, Sarah Sze, Jean Shin and Vik Muniz for the price of a subway ride? 


The 2nd Avenue Subway! 

10 Coolest Subway Art Installations in NYC - Mommy Nearest
Vik Muniz: 72nd Street Station

The art work on the mezzanine level of the new 2nd Ave Subway stations is worth the trip from anywhere! And this week we will be making the trip and sketching the stations. 

We will meet at the 96th Street Station on the Mezzanine Level of the Q Train.  We will sketch for 40 minutes and get then ride to the next stop and so on and so on down to the 63rd Street Station. .  Bring a stool and your lunch.  Bathrooms should be available at all stations. 

For information about the installation of the art works, click here:

Sarah Sze: 96th Street Station




TRANSPORTATION: Q Train to 96th Street

Second Avenue Subway is Major NYC Public Art Installation - Untapped New  York
Chuck Close Self Portrait: 86th St. Station

  • Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at
  • Looking for us? Call or text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • Bring a stool, lunch and water.
  • You can work in wet medium
  • We will spend about 40 minutes at each location then get back on the subway and go to the next stop.
  • Be aware that cell phones might not work underground. If you are looking for us and can't reach Raylie, just figure out where we would be at the time you are looking for us and go to that stop
  • Bathrooms should be available at each stop but no promises 

Ms. Shin’s 63rd Street station art includes a geometric image of elevated girders that were dismantled in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jean Shin: 63rd St. Station

Art Underground: A First Look at the Second Avenue Subway - The New York  Times
Vik Muniz: 72nd St Station

For the 63rd Street station, Jean Shin used archival photographs of the Second Avenue and Third Avenue elevated trains and their passengers to create compositions in ceramic tile, glass mosaic and laminated glass.
Jean Shin: 63rd St Station 

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