Ride Metro and you'll always find a lot of art along the way. The public transportation plan has included art projects in its stations from the beginnings of the Red and Purple lines and, as the routes have expanded, so has L.A. Metro's collection of art. Longtime commuters are no doubt familiar with now-classic pieces of subway station art, such as the mural Hooray for Hollywood! by influential artist Gilbert “Magu” Lujan at Hollywood/Vine. Less familiar might be The Museum of Space Information at the Redondo Beach Green Line stop, a fun tribute to sea and space from Carl Cheng. In the past year, though, there have been new works on display with the latest additions to the Metro expansion. Head to the Palms station on the Expo Line to check out Artist Educators by Shizu Saldamando. The works include pencil drawings on wood and collages made with washi paper. Not far from there, at the 26th Street/Bergamot Station, check out “Local Color,” a series by Constance Mallinson, which includes images of found objects she spotted on walks. Metro offers tours of the art collection as well. Check its website for dates.
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