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Metro Art is one of the largest public art agencies in the country. We provide essential information about our program through art guides and publications, ensuring riders can learn about the vibrant artworks they encounter during their journeys across Los Angeles County.


All publications are available to the public in digital and print versions (while supplies last). If you would like to receive printed materials, please call 213.922.4ART.

Ken Karagozian: Deep Connections

2021 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) AdWheel Award, First Place: Print Media, Best Marketing + Communications Educational Initiative

Deep Connections features the otherworldly black and white images of artist Ken Karagozian. His work, shot in medium format, shares a unique view on Los Angeles few have seen through the documentation of Metro subway construction over the last three decades. The exhibition, with twelve images on view in the Passageway Art Gallery from September 2020 into 2021, is documented in this book alongside first person recollections and expanded materials from Karagozian's photographic archive .

Barbara Kruger: Untitled (Questions)

Untitled (Questions) featured large-scale queries, alternating between English and Spanish, created by artist Barbara Kruger. This project brings Kruger’s provocations/interrogations, which are indeterminate and open to subjective interpretation, into physical proximity with the public in the Passageway Art Gallery from February-September 2020. Untitled (Questions) at Union Station was co-presented by Metro Art and Frieze Los Angeles.

The Makers: Portraits of Metro Artists Whose Work Enriches the Rider’s Journey

The Makers: Portraits of Metro Artists Whose Work Enriches the Rider’s Journey was an exhibition in the Passageway Art Gallery on display August 2016-June 2017. The Makers is an ongoing series by artist Todd Gray featuring photographic portraits of the artists behind the artworks in the Metro system. This booklet offers the opportunity to see and learn more about 30 of these artists spanning multiple generations and backgrounds.

Through the Eyes of Artists

Metro Art’s award-winning poster series commissions local artists to create original artworks that offer their personal perspectives on neighborhoods and places throughout Los Angeles County. Initiated in 2002, over 40 artworks have been featured on posters displayed in Metro buses and trains. This 186-page catalogue features the first 15 years of the series, with images and statements by each artist. This shorter booklet provides a summary of the program.

Forward Motion

Forward Motion was a photographic exhibition displayed on the walls of Union Station’s Passageway Art Gallery in 2019. Artist Michelle Asselin created luminous portraits of women who are part of Metro’s Women and Girls Governing Council, which is tasked with achieving a gender-balanced workforce, career advancement for women, and improving safety and mobility for women riders. An accompanying booklet presents each stunning portrait and statements by the featured women.

Art Guides

Art Program Overview (2018)

Art Guide (2011)

Orange Line (N. Hollywood to Canoga Park)

Orange Line (Canoga Park to Chatsworth)

Gold Line (DTLA to East LA)

Gold Line (Arcadia to Azusa)

Expo Line (DTLA to Culver City)

Expo Line (Culver City to Santa Monica)