Red and Purple Lines Metro Art
This page is subdivided by station, beginning with Union Station and going west and north. The images and information have been made available courtesy of MTA and through the photographs of Ruth Wallach. This page also includes information about temporary art projects commissioned by MTA for the construction fences on the Red Line. The Red Line metro goes from Union Station to North Hollywood, the Purple Line metro goes from Union Station to Wilshire/Western. Do not reproduce information from this site without acknowledgement of the artists and their works, or of the authors of this site.
Union Station (Red and Purple Lines)
Civic Center (Red and Purple Lines)
Pershing Square (Red and Purple Lines)
7th St./Metro Center (Red and Purple Lines)
- Robert Gil de Montes, Heaven to Earth, 1993
- Terry Schoonhoven, City Above, 1991 (commissioned by Home Savings Bank and CRA)
- Joyce Kozloff, The Movies: Spectacles, 1991, 1993.
- 7th St./Metro Center connects through a tunnel to the Blue Line. The tunnel features temporary works.
- Thomas Eatherton, Unity, 1998. Partly funded by Pacific Enterprises.
- Collete Fu, Photo Binge, 2006.
Westlake/MacArthur Park (Red and Purple Lines)
Wilshire/Vermont (Red and Purple Lines)
April Greiman, Untitled, 2007. Mural on the building above the metro station.
Wilshire/Normandie (Purple Line)
Wilshire/Western (Purple Line)
- Rob Ley and Urbana, Lumenscape, 2009. A light installation at the entrance to the Solair building, above the station.
Vermont/Beverly (Red Line)
- George Stone,1999. Views of the interior.
- George Stone, 1999. Exterior view.
Vermont/Santa Monica (Red Line)
- Robert Millar, 1999. Exterior views.
- Robert Millar, 1999. View of the interior.
Hollywood/Vine (Red Line)
- Gilbert Lujan, "Hooray for Hollywood", 1999
- Details of the sculptures of the Brown Derby, a limousine, and a Chinese pagoda at the plaza in the early 2000s.
- Details of the interior of the station.
- Car-shaped seats, interior of the station.
Vermont/Sunset (Red Line)
- Michael Davis, 1999. View of the exterior.
- Michael Davis, 1999. View of the interior mosaic.
Hollywood/Western (Red Line)
- May Sun, 1999. Views of the interior.
Hollywood/Highland (Red Line)
Universal City (Red Line)
- Margaret Garcia (artist) and Siegel Diamond Architects (architects). Historic timeline panels, 2000.
- "Tree trunks" with local history tile mosaic, 2000.
North Hollywood (Red Line)
- James Doolin (station design artist), Anne Marie Karlsen (station mural artist), and The Tanzmann Associates (architects). Tile murals, 2000.
- Exterior of the station.
Construction Fence and Temporary Art Projects (all removed with the opening of the Red Line stations):
This page is maintained by Ruth Wallach, USC, last updated 11/2010.