The new Terminal A located at Newark Liberty International Airport will showcase the work of 29 local artists with unique art installations to create a transformative customer experience offering a distinctive New Jersey sense of place.
The announcement comes as part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s $2.7 billion redevelopment program which supports their overall vision and plan to transform the customer experience across all its facilities.
According to the nj.gov press release, the goal of the art program is to transform the terminal into a civic space and artistic center that reflects the creativity, innovation, and diversity of New Jersey and the region.
“Unprecedented in its magnitude and potential impact, Port Authority’s transformation of Terminal A will result in a space that is quintessentially New Jersey,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in a press release. “The new public art installations on display at Terminal A emphasize that Newark Liberty is not just a driver of regional economic activity, but an internationally recognized landmark within a culturally rich and inclusive landscape. There’s no better way to emphasize the value of such diversity and cultural exchange than by showcasing the work of local artists who represent the very best our state has to offer in terms of talent, innovation, and vision.”
Inside Terminal A, you’ll find two permanent public art installations created by artists Layqa Nuna Yawar and Karyn Olivier. Complementing the two large and ambitious installations are 27 works by local artists — eight of whom are from Newark and Elizabeth.
Their artwork will be displayed in the digital welcome banner spanning the departures area, along with artists and photographers whose work will be rotating throughout the terminal. The artists’ installations will be unveiled with the opening of the new Terminal A this week.
It was also noted that the new Terminal A is expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years, and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages.
Scroll below to view the full list of the artists featured in the new Terminal A.