Subway Drawings By Philip Ashforth Coppola
Philip Ashforth Coppola offers an invaluable, exquisite visual guide to the historic ornamental designs of the New York City subway system. The result of a life-long passion, Coppola’s drawings celebrate the original intent for this great public work and the power of intense observation and preservation.
On view to the public for the first time, Coppola’s original drawings and sketchbooks created over four decades provide meticulous studies of the ornamental designs found in the subway system. His work is exhibited alongside historic subway mosaic and terra cotta from the New York Transit Museum’s collection, and a short film by Jeremy Workman.
Admission is free.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – Sunday, July 1, 2018
New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store
Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017