Putting the Art Back in BART

In the sixties, when architects and engineers were first planning the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, they had big dreams. Trains would circle the bay, traveling up into Marin and down to Palo Alto. But BART founders wanted to do more than move people — they wanted to move people, too. But how? Reporter Reis Thebault has the story.

For more information on the art in BART stations, read Dave Weinstein’s article and attend his March 30th lecture at Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association.


REPORTERS: Reis Thebault
PHOTO CAPTION & CREDIT: Even BART officials seem to miss the art at the system’s stations. Here, a mural by Win Ng at the Orinda BART stop has been covered in advertisements. Photo by Reis Thebault.

Air Date

March 2017