MOMA @Atlantic/Pacific Subway Station

In an attempt to attract more visitors, MOMA has started a new project inside Atlantic and Pacific Subway Station in Brooklyn.

More than 50 reproductions of works in MOMA’s permanent collection is now on display inside the subway station. MOMA described the project as “a gift to the city’s subway riders”. By displaying them in one of the busiest station in Brooklyn, it reminds Brooklynites that the real MOMA is only a short ride away (especially along the B/Q line).

On the way to 2/3 line transfer yesterday, I stopped to look at one reproduction of Jackson Pollock’s works even though I was on a tight schedule of an appointment. New York subway stations are always a place of quintessential New York in that the natives waste a second to step out of it while the tourists get lost easily among the crowd. Having something to behold and breathe, at one of the most unexpected site of New York city, is a real gift to enjoy.

PS: If you happen to pass the station with a camera, have some fun to take some pictures. MOMA welcomes visitors to take pictures through flickr.com with tag “MoMAAtlanticPacific”.

See the slides from urbanartantiques

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 - 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that "his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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