October is National Arts and Humanities month and Metro Art has an exciting and diverse roster of happenings all month long! Follow us on Instagram to learn how you can take Metro and engage with us as we celebrate art, place, and culture throughout Los Angeles County.
NEW EXHIBITION | HERE: ARTS & CULTURE ALONG THE K – OCTOBER 7. 2023
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the K line opening, we present Here: Arts & Culture Along the K, a multimedia art exhibition showcasing the Metro Art K Line art program at the Museum of African American Art at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. On view October 7, 2023 – December 30, 2023.
DEEP ROUTES SEASON 2, FINAL EPISODE | EPISODE 12: SONGS FROM TOVAANGAR – OCTOBER 9, 2023
Join Metro Art x dublab for the final episode of the Deep Routes audio series, Songs from Tovaangar. This episode traces the city’s audio origins back to its original habitants, the Tongva people. Learn how this Indigenous community stays attuned to cultural practice while envisioning new pathways. Hear stories from L. Frank, The Calderon family, Moira and Wallace Cleaves, and Mercedes and Robert Dorame, who invite you to a deeper listening of Los Angeles.
THROUGH THE EYES OF ARTISTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY | POSTER REPRINT – OCTOBER 2023
Pico Rivera by Ramon Ramirez
Metro Art’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series is celebrating its 20th year! For this milestone, 20 posters from our archive will be on display on our buses throughout the remainder of 2023 and beginning of 2024. The second release of posters will be available at select Customer Service Centers for a limited time.
GRAND AV ARTS/BUNKER HILL STATION CELEBRATION – OCTOBER 21, 2023
Negative Space (STScI-2015-02) by Mungo Thomson
Join us at Grand Ave Arts: All Access for special art tours of the integrated artworks at Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station and the Metro Art Bus. We will celebrate with cultural institutions along Grand Avenue as they open their doors to visitors of all ages with free workshops, performances, tours, and interactive events on October 21, 2023.
UNION STATION WAITING ROOM GALLERY | WHERE YOU STAND: LA CHINATOWN 1880-1939 – LATE OCTOBER
Courtesy of Los Angeles Times
Union Station stands at the site of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown. Where You Stand: LA Chinatown 1880-1939 is a new exhibition in the Union Station Waiting Room Gallery that invites you into the center of the vibrant community of families, businesses and associations through historic photographs, oral history recordings and augmented reality. A Metro Art collaboration with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. On view late October 2023.
HISTORIC BROADWAY STATION CELEBRATION – OCTOBER 28, 2023
Migrations by Clarence Williams
To celebrate connections around the new Historic Broadway Station. Join Metro Art Presents for a free event featuring live music, performance, workshops and tours showcasing this historic neighborhood on October 28, 2023.
MEET THE ARTIST: EAMON ORE-GIRON – OCTOBER 29, 2023
Infinite Landscape: Los Ángeles Para Siempre by Eamon Ore-Giron
Metro Art commissioned artist Eamon Ore-Giron will give a talk about his art practice and his artwork for the future Wilshire/La Brea Station. He will be joined by Josh Kun, cultural historian, USC Vice Provost for the Arts, and USC Annenberg Professor, who will present on the cultural and architectural history of the Wilshire Corridor and how it relates to Ore-Giron’s design for the station. Following the presentation, Ore-Giron and Kun will lead a short walking tour of four of the historic buildings that inspired the artwork. Sunday, October 29, 2023. RSVP here.
Metro Art encourages you to Go Metro to the many arts and cultural events taking place in celebration of National Arts and Humanities month around the County!
About Metro Art
Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites, and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks is integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the visual quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place. From photography installations to onboard posters, art tours, and live performances, our multi-faceted arts programs add vibrancy and engage communities throughout Los Angeles.
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