This series of 22 brilliantly colored glass mosaic panels lines the walls of the station and bows to Lincoln Center's opera, ballet, and classical music halls - and the vibrant, artistic character of the Upper West Side neighborhood. Spero conveys this through the use of iconic images of women both real and mythical, from such varied sources as archaeology, architecture, mythology and the contemporary world.
In Artemis, Acrobats, Divas, and Dancers, the central icon of opera, the Diva, is repeated in various forms that lead and follow riders through the station, giving the illusion of movement and change. Elsewhere, Spero represents scenes from the subway and the city outside, the architectural backgrounds enlivened by musicians performing and athletes running, signaling you are in a creative and energetic place, the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
|Title||Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers|
|Commissioned by||MTA Arts & Design|
|Location||66th Street-Lincoln Center Subway Station|
|Date Added to Art Pigeon||April 2018|
|music glass temporary subway mosaic|
Jan. 1, 2001
New York Daily News
The 66th St.-Lincoln Center station has Nancy Spero's elegant but still-to-be-finished "Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers," with its dramatic Aida-like opera diva commanding the center canvas. The Christopher St. station is where you'll find Edna St ...