ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Flying Home: Harlem Heroes and Heroines, 1996
Artworks: Mosaic

Artists
Faith Ringgold, Tim Tait Designs
Collection
MTA Arts & Design
Materials
Glass mosaic on platform walls
Dates
  • Constructed, 1996
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Description
Flying Home is a mosaic mural that honors Harlem notables and makes them fly. The mural on one platform depicts performers, painters, and sports figures like Dinah Washington, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Josephine Baker. The opposite platform shows leaders like Malcolm X and writer Zora Neale Hurston, brought to life in mosaics that recall the cultural zenith of Harlem. The title is based on a Lionel Hampton song which Faith Ringgold heard as a child. The artist sought to capture its spirit in this...
Courtesy of MTA Arts for Transit
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Location
W. 125th. & Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States

Platforms (downtown/uptown), 125th St. subway station
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