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Wednesday December 7, 2022 | by Marziya Hasan

Glass mosaics in a new subterranean New York City train terminal bring art and light underground

Though the exact opening date has not yet been released, the long-awaited Madison Terminal will open soon to Long Island Railroad passengers looking to go directly from Grand Central Terminal to points East Essentially, a new two-level, 700,000 square-foot station has been excavated from the earth below the existing historic Grand Central train terminal, the subterranean expanse will be brightened by multiples glass mosaics by Yayoi Kusamaand Kiki Smith. Though glass artwork, including mosaics, have long graced the walls and tunnels of New York City's subways, it is rare for the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Arts & Design program to commission multiple works by a single artist, as was done in the case of Kiki Smith's five large-scale mosaics of naturalistic scenes, some featuring bodies of water in the New York City region.

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Friday November 11, 2022 | by Marziya Hasan

A labor of love that opened in the midst of the pandemic, the Neon Museum of Philadelphia is closing down for good

After opening its doors to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021, the Neon Museum of Philadelphia will be closing for good this December 11th. Founder Len Davidson opened the museum less than two years ago after spending decades exploring neon art. The museum consisted of a collection of pieces highlighting neon art and commercial signs and advertisements of past businesses in Philadelphia.

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Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.