Art in Transit: U Street

U St. & 13th St. entrance West passageway.

Community Rhythms, 1995
Alfred J. Smith
Paint on marine plywood boards
Left side: 104'10" l x 4' h
Right side: 90'10" l x 4' h

U Street
Community Rhythms - 1995

U Street
Community Rhythms - 1995
"One of the oldest music murals in the city is located indoors, in the U Street Metro Station. Commissioned by the Metro's "Art in Transit" program, "Community Rhythms" was painted in 1994 by artist Alfred J. Smith with assistance from Howard University art students…The vibrant paintings depict artists and dancers of various ethnicities, playing instruments from all over the world."

This project was made possible in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.