NJ Transit creates virtual art gallery to showcase artwork at transit locations across the state – Essex News Daily
NEWARK, NJ – NJ Transit has launched its new Transit Arts Program webpage, www.njtransit.com/transitartsa virtual exhibition showcasing works from across the NJ Transit system, showcasing artists and illustrating that transportation really is just art in motion.
“One of NJ Transit’s top priorities is to maximize the total transportation experience for its customers,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Chair of the NJ Transit Board of Directors. in a press release. “We are excited to leverage technology to make this work accessible to anyone, near or far, to enjoy.”
“With the launch of this new microsite, beautiful artwork previously reserved for NJ Transit customers and local residents is online for the world to enjoy,” said NJ President and CEO. Transit, Kevin S. Corbett. “The artwork in our system enhances our customers’ travel experience, and we’re excited to open that experience up to a wider audience, while showcasing a wide range of talented local, national and international artists. “
The new Transit Arts Program webpage provides instant virtual access to more than 150 art installations located throughout NJ Transit’s statewide transportation system.
The artwork designed under NJ Transit’s Transit Arts program was created based on the philosophy that artwork enhances the customer experience and provides opportunities for local artists to showcase their work to a wide and varied audience. Art throughout the system has been carefully planned and designed and is integrated into the design of its surroundings to enhance the beauty of public spaces and the community as a whole. The result is a more enjoyable and inspiring transportation experience.
The Transit Arts program was originally piloted as part of the planning and development of the Hudson–Bergen light rail transit project in 1994 and became a company-wide program in 1996.
Photos courtesy of NJ Transit