University Place, Syracuse University
Margie Hughto

School of Art
Professor, Studio Arts (Ceramics)

Margie Hughto’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions since the 1970s, and she has completed permanent public artworks across the country, including a monumental ceramic painting located in a subway stop in Buffalo, New York, and ceramic tile murals for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) of New York City.

The panoramic Trade, Treasure, and Travel, a series of ceramic murals spanning 30 feet and designed for the Cortlandt Street MTA subway station, was installed two levels beneath the World Trade Center in 1998. Three years later, it miraculously survived the September 11 terrorist attacks unharmed. For the 10-year anniversary remembered in September 2011, Hughto’s work of art was celebrated once again as a symbol of the city’s resilience. In January 2012, she created a major public artwork specifically for Syracuse’s new Public Transportation Common Center.