Commuters and visitors to Union Station are being treated to a new temporary exhibition featuring the work of internationally renowned Los Angeles artist Barbara Kruger. Her iconic thought-provoking work Untitled (Questions) dramatically enlivens the passageway connecting Union Station East and West.
One of the most respected contemporary artists working today, Kruger’s conceptual work is often displayed in public spaces and has appeared on buses, in train stations and on transit fare cards.
The Union Station installation is part of a city-wide project produced by the arts organization Frieze Los Angeles involving multiple partners, including Metro. The project features questions created by the artist and displayed on street banners, billboards and temporary murals throughout Los Angeles (locations below).
The ever-changing exhibitions in Metro’s Union Station Passageway Art Gallery are designed to appeal to a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and tastes—as diverse as the transit-riding public itself (previous exhibitions linked below).
The exhibitions form part of a larger strategic effort to elevate Union Station as a transportation hub by attracting riders to the landmark with a diverse range of rotating exhibitions, performing arts, film and poetry programs befitting the world-class cultural center that is Los Angeles.
Ponder the questions and start a conversation!
To learn more, join a free docent-guided tour of Union Station art and architecture, offered on the second Sunday of every month. Visit metro.net/art for details and to learn about the diverse range of artwork in the Metro system.
To get to Union Station, take Metro Rail or Bus. The station is also served y multiple municipal buses, Metrolink, Amtrak and Metro Bike Share. For more route and connections, use the Trip Planner at metro.net.
Heidi Zeller @ The Source.Metro.net
Questions by Barbara Kruger