MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design has been honored by Americans for the Arts' 2014 Year in Review for two special events commemorating last year's centennial of
The panel of judges appointed by Americans for the Arts chose two performance art projects commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for inclusion among 37 outstanding public art projects completed in 2013. The two MTA Arts for Transit projects were "Grand Central Lights" and HEARDNY.
This is the third consecutive year that the program has recognized MTA Arts for Transit for its work producing trailblazing public art and performances for
"The Grand Central Centennial provided a unique and historic opportunity to present new, engaging performance work. Artists
For "Grand Central Lights," MTA Arts for Transit commissioned
"It was a thrill to get to work with MTA Arts for Transit on the occasion of
The spectacle, which highlighted the architecture and grand atmosphere of the terminal, was filmed, and a YouTube video of the event generated more than 1 million views in its first week. Americans for the Arts judges unanimously selected "Grand Central Lights," saying it was "about the art of making places public."
Judges also selected HEARDNY, a major installation and performance project by artist
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