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American poet Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States,
will debut his poem Grand Central, on the Grand Concourse stage. Featured on the newest poster in the Poetry in Motion collection, the poem is beautifully paired with the celestial ceiling of Grand Central Terminal.

On Time/ Grand Central at 100, an
AFT exhibition featuring the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists. Artworks by Vik Muniz, Jim Campbell, Penelope Umbrico, Lothar Osterburg, Patrick Jacobs, Paul Himmel, Olive Ayhens, London Squared Productions, Pop Chart Lab and many more will be on view from March 6 through July 7, 2013.


Join us for a private, behind-the-scenes tour of this iconic landmark including a curator-guided introduction to Arts for Transit's contemporary art exhibition, On Time/ Grand Central at 100, with special guest artists.

RSVP Required.

Join us for the lunchtime tour of On Time / Grand Central at 100, a celebratory exhibition focusing on the architecture, crowds, iconography, and poetics of Grand Central. This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP Required max 20 people.

Uniquely choreographed for Grand Central Terminal's 2013 Centennial, HEARD • NY is a groundbreaking work by artist Nick Cave in which thirty colorful horses on view in Vanderbilt Hall are periodically brought to life by sixty dancers accompanied by live harp music. Cave seeks to celebrate this site of perpetual motion with an unexpected and joyful intervention into the station's daily activity.
The project, which is open to the public free of charge, is co-presented by Arts for Transit and Creative Time as part of a series of events celebrating the centennial of Grand Central.    More

Billy Collins, Aracelis Girmay, and Jeffrey Yang, among others-poets featured in the newly re-launched Poetry in Motion program-join performers from Music Under New York for an evening of music and poetry honoring Grand Central Terminal in its centennial year.


A tour of Grand Central's public art collection presented by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design in conjunction with the New York Transit Museum. The tour explores incredible artwork throughout the Terminal, as well as On Time/ Grand Central at 100 exhibition.

RSVP Required max 30 people.


  • MUNY Happy Birthday
    Grand Central

    Friday, 2/1/2013
    All day event
    Grand Central Terminal
  • Billy Collins
    Friday, 2/1/2013, 10:00 a.m.
    Grand Concourse
  • Exhibition: ON TIME/Grand Central at 100
    3/6 - 7/7, 2013
    New York Transit Museum Gallery at Grand Central
  • Armory Week Art Tour
    Friday, 3/8/2013
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Grand Central Terminal
  • Gallery Talk: ON TIME/ Grand Central at 100
    Thursday, 3/21/2013, 1:00 p.m.
    New York Transit Museum Gallery at Grand Central
  • Nick Cave/ HEARD • NY
    3/25 - 31, 2013
    Daily Crossings / 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
    Space is Limited
    Daily Tours 3:00 PM

    Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal
  • Keeping Time/ Poets and Musicians Honor Grand Central
    Wednesday, 4/10/2013, 7:00 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal
  • Grand Central Art Tour
    Saturday, 4/27/2013, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Grand Central Terminal
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