Commuters and visitors to Union Station are being treated to a new temporary exhibition featuring the work of internationally renowned Los Angeles artist Barbara Kruger. Her iconic thought-provoking work Untitled (Questions) dramatically enlivens the passageway connecting Union Station East and West.
One of the most respected contemporary artists working today, Kruger’s conceptual work is often displayed in public spaces and has appeared on buses, in train stations and on transit fare cards.
The Union Station installation is part of a city-wide project produced by the arts organization Frieze Los Angeles involving multiple partners, including Metro. The project features questions created by the artist and displayed on street banners, billboards and temporary murals throughout Los Angeles (locations below).
The ever-changing exhibitions in Metro’s Union Station Passageway Art Gallery are designed to appeal to a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and tastes—as diverse as the transit-riding public itself (previous exhibitions linked below).
The exhibitions form part of a larger strategic effort to elevate Union Station as a transportation hub by attracting riders to the landmark with a diverse range of rotating exhibitions, performing arts, film and poetry programs befitting the world-class cultural center that is Los Angeles.
Ponder the questions and start a conversation!
To learn more, join a free docent-guided tour of Union Station art and architecture, offered on the second Sunday of every month. Visit metro.net/art for details and to learn about the diverse range of artwork in the Metro system.
To get to Union Station, take Metro Rail or Bus. The station is also served y multiple municipal buses, Metrolink, Amtrak and Metro Bike Share. For more route and connections, use the Trip Planner at metro.net.
Curious transit riders can take Metro to see more of Untitled (Questions):
West Hollywood Digital Billboard
8410 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 – Via Metro Bus 2, 4, 704
West Hollywood Digital Billboard
9039 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 – Via Metro Bus 2, 704, 720
The Forum Digital Marquee
3900 W Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305 – Via Metro Bus 115, 442, 4X
Banc of California Stadium (with LAFC)
3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037 – Via Metro Bus 4X, 40, J Line (Silver)
6121 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 – Via Metro Bus 2, Metro Rail B Line (Red)
The Standard, Downtown
550 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 – Via Metro Bus 78, J Line (Silver), Metro Rail D Line (Purple)
Kruger’s work is also featured prominently on the exterior façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 152 N. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 – Via Metro Bus 30, 40, 330
Previous exhibitions in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery:
Forward Motion: Photographic portraits of the women of Metro
Far Out: Movement through Form and Color
Journeys: LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists
The Makers: Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider’s journey
Divining Los Angeles Landscapes
Categories: Metro Art, Transportation News
Thoughtful exhibit. Really love the public art in the Metro! ; keep it up the good work !
Enjoyed the exhibit. I like it
Enjoyed this exhibit. Very exciting!!
Woah this is so cool thanks Metro!
As a native Angeleno and huge fan of union station, I want to thank METRO for this Barbara Kruger exhibit. FSNTASTIC!
How much are we paying for these posts by this wealthy political artist?
Big fan of hers and thrilled to see this exhibition! Thanks for making the efforts you to to provide art in places that matter throughout Los Angeles.