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Philadelphia's Newest Art Venue: The Amtrak Corridor

A series of murals asks rail commuters to "think about this space that they hurtle through every day."
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Steve Weinik

Murals are often specifically designed to stop busy city residents in their tracks, forcing them to pause and, for a change, really take in their surroundings. Spread out along five miles of rail corridor, the latest project from the City of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, by Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse, is intended to do just the opposite.

Over the past two weeks, Grosse has used bright colors to transform seven sites between downtown's 30th Street Station and North Philadelphia Station. Using the train as a central vehicle, psychylustro is meant to be seen in motion.