L.A. Union Station Art & Architecture: Unraveling the Stories and History

Los Angeles Union Station was built in 1939. Today, it remains the largest railroad passenger terminal in the western United States, serving nearly 110,000 passengers per day. If this station is part of your daily commute, you’ve likely noticed the decorative elements that adorn the walls, ceiling and even floors in some areas. But do you know the stories behind L.A. Union Station’s art and architecture?

You’re invited to join a Metro Art Expert on a special tour of artwork in the Metro Rail System. During this free historical tour, Metro Art Moves, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the masterpieces and stories behind the artists and art-making processes. You’ll also have access to places not usually open to the public, such as the Historic Ticketing Hall, where more artwork awaits.

Tours are taking place on the second Sunday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The journey begins at the information booth inside the Alameda Street entrance at the historic L.A. Union Station.

If you are a Los Angeles history buff, artwork connoisseur or you just love to learn, enjoy the full Metro Art Moves experience! Learn about Hollywood/North Hollywood, Downtown or Gold Line, in addition to L.A. Union Station. Find dates, times and details for other art tours happening at local stations here.

All tours are approximately two hours long, during which you can expect to walk 90% of the time. Escalators and elevators will be available at each station

Drop-ins are welcome. However, reservations are appreciated. For groups of 10 or more people, please make a reservation at least three weeks in advance here.

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