Alice in Wonderland waiting for the subway

Alice had her adventures underground after falling down the rabbit hole. So it’s fitting that these mosaic murals of her, the Mad Hatter, and other characters can be found underground on the 1 train platform in the 50th Street station.


Installed in 1994, the murals are collectively called “Alice: the Way Out” by artist Liliana Porter. 


Alice isn’t only underground in New York City; the beloved Alice in Wonderland sculpture is in Central Park off East 74th Street.

Tags: , , , , , ,

6 Responses to “Alice in Wonderland waiting for the subway”

  1. Alyssa Says:

    I love these mosaics. I am young and a relative new comer to this city but when I have to leave it, I always ache to return – it is truly some wonderland. Thanks for your efforts, I enjoy the documentation and the commentary.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Thank you for the kind words!

  3. Date Night: Down the Rabbit Hole « BLoGT: NYU's Queer Blog Says:

    […] “Alice: The Way Out” in the 50th Street 1 train subway station […]

  4. Central Park’s hidden Alice in Wonderland statue « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] Alice also lives underground at the 50th Street subway station on the 1 train. […]

  5. Eye-Catching Railway Art for Weary Travelers - You The Designer Says:

    […] has an art program that promotes the use of public transportation. Source Source Source Source Source […]

  6. Alice in Wonderland tourism in NYC – The 8th Square Says:

    […] This one is also still on my to-do list. At the 50th St. Station, four terra cotta mosaic murals depict several Alice characters. They are by Liliana Porter. If you’ve been to see it, comment and tell me what you thought! Liliana Porter’s website // MTA website // nycsubway website // Ephemeral New York blog […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: