The subway may feel like a necessary evil to some, with its slow or delayed service and overcrowded trains.

But in its own way, the MTA makes up for the harsh realities of public transit by providing beautiful artwork at many of its stations.

Since the MTA Arts & Design was established in the 1980s, the agency has commissioned more than 300 works from artists, creating a broad spectrum of entertainment for our eyes as we get to and from our daily destinations.

Take a look at some of the interesting works of art you can find around New York City — all of it just a train ride away.