Art in Transit: Metro Center

Mezzanine level above fare machines and Macy's entrance.

Scenes of Washington, 2000

G. Byron Peck
Acrylic polymer paint on fireproof syntax, lightweight aluminum frame
62'7" l x 12'10" h x 3" t

Metro Center Scenes of Washington - 2000

Scenes of Washington, by Washington, D.C. artist G. Byron Peck, is located at Metro Center station on the Red, Orange and Blue Lines in the District of Columbia. The painted mural depicts scenes of built and natural environments in the Nation's Capital. The mural, originally installed in 1989, was expanded in 2001 to fit the surrounding vaulted wall. The expansion allowed the artist to add more images of the Capital City.

This project was made possible in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities as part of MetroArt II, the second phase of the pre-cursor to the Art in Transit program.

G. Byron Peck lives in Washington, DC and has created over 80 murals and mosaics throughout the United States and abroad. He has created paintings for shows in New York and Washington, DC and taught classes at the Corcoran School of Art, the Smithsonian Museum, George Washington University and George Mason University. Mural commissions have included the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the American Embassy in Santiago, Chile.

Above the 12th & F St. entrance.

Ribbons and Jewels, 1991

Hazel Rebold
Stained glass
~24" l x ~15" h

Metro Center - Ribbons and Jewels - 1991

The five Tiffany-like stained glass sconces add a warm and personal ambiance to the austere architecture of Metro Center station.

This project was made possible in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities as part of MetroArt II, the second phase of the pre-cursor to the Art in Transit program.

Hazel Rebold is a stained-glass artist currently living in Washington, D.C. Her delicate and intricate artwork is featured locally in venues such as Spring Brook High School in Silver Spring, MD and the Metro Center Station in D.C.