Public and Private Tours of the

New York City Subway Mosaics

with Cathleen Newsham

Do you know there are over 600 mosaics installed on subway platforms in the five boroughs of New York City?  Spend the day in the Big Apple with professional mosaic artist, Cathleen Newsham, and discover this immense underground museum with the largest collection of mosaics in North America.  Meet Cathleen at Grand Central Terminal in the heart of Manhattan to begin your journey.

To arrange a private tour, email Cathleen with your preferred date and number of participants cnewsham50@gmail.com

Upcoming Public Tour Dates

Saturday, March 5th, 2022 – Manhattan – SOLD OUT

Saturday April 23rd, 2022 – Manhattan

Saturday May 21st, 2022 – Manhattan 

Thursday June 2nd, 2022 – Manhattan

Saturday July 30th, 2022 – Manhattan

Sunday July 31st, 2022 – Off the Beaten Track and Brooklyn

10:00am – 5:00pm

$100 – per person*

Choose Tour Date

If you do not have a PayPal account you can send payment through:

Venmo – @Cathleen-Newsham
Zelle – Cathleen Newsham 917-796-6086

(In the notes please put the tour date you are buying)

*This tour does not include subway fares.  The MTA has installed state of the art turnstiles that quickly scan any contactless credit or debit card to admit you onto the train platforms.  The normal price per ride is $2.75, but after 12 rides you will ride for free for the next week.  To learn more about how to use the contactless card reader, watch this MTA video: Click here for short video

A message from Cathleen:  It was 2011 when I was commissioned to create my own version of a Coney Island subway mosaic in a Manhattan family’s bathroom.  This is when I began my discovery of this New York City’s immense underground museum with the largest collection of mosaics in North America.

I’ve taken thousands of photographs of these amazing works and lead many artists, students and enthusiasts through the vast NYC transportation network to view these under-appreciated works of art.  As a professional mosaic artists, I will be explaining the process of how the mosaics were designed, fabricated and installed, giving participants insight into the complex process of creating a smalti mosaic.  Click on the date above that you would like to attend to see more details and join us for a private and technical look at these masterpieces!

*Please be aware that we will be using stairs to access some of the subway platforms, which can be physically strenuous for some participants.  


To see Cathleen’s Coney Island Mosaic and find out more about her, you can go to this link on this website: Modern Mosaic Arts Coney Island Bathroom Project




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