Yumei Hou Yangge Dance of the New Year 2022 Painted Steel SFMTA Central Subway Chinatown Rose Pak Station Photo Credit Ehtan Kaplan 1

Art That Transports: Highlights from the Central Subway Public Art Collection

Presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission

Date & Time:

Saturday, April 22, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Art Market San Francisco Theater

San Francisco recently opened its first new subway in over 40 years, which now connects the City’s southeast neighborhoods with downtown and Chinatown. In collaboration with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the San Francisco Arts Commission managed the implementation of a robust public art program for the new Central Subway that includes ten permanent, site-specific artworks featured across four stations. Join artists Leslie Shows, Amanda Hughen (Hughen/Starkweather), and Yumei Hou in conversation with SFAC Civic Art Collection and Public Art Director Mary Chou for a behind-the-scenes look at the multi-year journey that brought their dynamic new artworks for the Subway’s Yerba Buena-Moscone, Union Square-Market Street, and Chinatown-Rose Pak stations from concept to reality.  

To learn more about the Central Subway Public Art Program, visit: bit.ly/centralsubwaypublicart