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Art Exhibit Opens, Marking Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial

Lothar Osterburg's artwork for Grand Central Terminal exhibit (credit: CBS 2)

Lothar Osterburg’s artwork for Grand Central Terminal exhibit (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As part of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial celebration, an art exhibit has opened depicting several aspects of the famous transit hub.

Artist Lothar Osterburg is one of more than a dozen artists asked to submit art projects for the centennial.

He sat down with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to explain that the artists’ goal was to reinterpret a piece of the terminal’s history.

The On Time/Grand Central At 100 exhibit is located at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central.

Osterburg’s works depict Zeppelin airships inside Grand Central Terminal.

“What I did was a kind of a fantastical view of Grand Central of a time that actually never happened,” Osterburg told CBS 2’s Hsu. “I’m working from the idea that memory kind of gives us an emotional impression of a piece that kind of over time, never happened but we still have a really great feeling about the space.”

Osterburg said memory tends to be a major theme of his work.

“It’s a New York that is greater than the actual real New York,” he told Hsu.

The exhibit will be at Grand Central until July 7. For more information about a tour of the exhibit, click here.

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