Rico Gatson New York Subway Murals Celebrate Influential Icons from Bronx History

The Modern Met Jan 18, 2019

In celebration of some of the most influential figures from Bronx history, Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gaston has recently unveiled his series of glass mosaic murals at the 167th Street B/D subway station. Titled Beacons, the eight icons featured include Gil Scott-Heron, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Reggie Jackson, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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