A lot of people take the Metro to see art in museums, but soon you can take in art on the way there.
The Metro Board of Directors approved two Washington-based artists proposals for public art. The works will be installed at the Takoma Park and Farragut West stations next year.
Sam Gilliam, who is best known around the world for his color field and sculpture is creating a large abstract mosaic tile mural to go up in the underpass of the Takoma station entrance.
Michael Sirvet will create low-relief, botanically inspired aluminum and light sculptures for the Farragut West station entrance at 17th and I streets.
Among those funding the projects are the DC Arts Commission and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District.
Metro says the Art in Transit Program is designed to enhance your “travel experience.”