Mungo Thomson Chosen to Design New LA Metro Station

 Above: Map of the Regional Connector Transit Project, illustrating Mungo Thomson's projected artwork site, the new 2nd Place/Hope Street Station.

Above: Map of the Regional Connector Transit Project, illustrating Mungo Thomson's projected artwork site, the new 2nd Place/Hope Street Station.

A panel of nationally recognized curators, local arts professionals and community members from the Regional Connector project area in downtown Los Angeles has selected seven artists to create site-specific, integrated artworks for the Regional Connector project. Highpoint Editions artist Mungo Thomson was chosen to work on the 2nd Place/Hope Street Station.

The artist selection panel carefully considered each artist’s professional qualifications and examples of past work in its decision-making. Panelists included Charles Gaines, artist; Leslie Ito, President and CEO, Japanese American Community Cultural Center; Renée Petropoulos, artist; Ed Schad, Assistant Curator, Broad Art Foundation, and; Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

“I am really excited about how selected artists engaged most deeply with their specific sites. I think their projects will be a great contribution to the city’s culture and I look forward to experiencing them,” said Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and a member of the artist selection panel.

To read more about the project, click here.