Art Papers Magazine – Terminus

Art on MARTA (part 2)
Images / David Naugle
Text / John Crocker

From Artpapers Magazine¬†article – In 1979, ART PAPERS published a short article on plans for integrating artwork into the planning stages of a number of then soon-to-be-built MARTA train stations around Atlanta. The article announced the architects who had been selected for the design of each station and, in most cases, the artist(s) whose work would be commissioned as part of the process. These pairings were in some cases realized; in others, the buildings were completed, then artworks were introduced. The results of both processes are documented in the following photo essay, which turns a lens toward MARTA’s sometimes unusual, often unseen public art commissions.

 

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