The Shed in Hudson Yards




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With great anticipation, artists and art patrons look forward to the opening of The Shed, New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture, and expected to open in the Spring of 2019.

The innovative space boasts 200,000 square-feet, structurally designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The structure is an eight-level base building and includes two levels of gallery space, a versatile theater, a rehearsal space, a creative lab, and a skylit event space.  The telescoping outer shell can deploy from its position over the base building and glide along rails onto an adjoining plaza, which will double the building’s footprint for large-scale performances, installations, and events.

A Prelude to The Shed will take place from May 1-13, 2018.  Admission is free with tickets.  Recently announced, seven commissions for the 2019 inaugural season and a name for the multi-use hall The Shed’s iconic multi-use hall  ~ The McCourt.

The Shed will be a major addition to Hudson Yards, along with Vessel, The High Line, and other public squares and gardens.

The Shed, New York’s first arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting all types of performing arts, and visual arts is expected to open in the Spring of 2019.

The Shed currently has an Open Call: A Showcase for Local Emerging Artists.  Find out what they’re looking for, and presentation date.  Check out DIS OBEY, a program exploring protest and creative action through writing, storytelling, and visual art workshops.  FlexNYC is a free citywide residency program in dance activism for the young.  These pre-opening programs are currently underway.

In anticipation of the completion of The Shed, the two-week arts event, Prelude to The Shed will be open to the public from May 1 to May 13th. The informational exhibit is located on 31st Street and 10th Avenue.

We were there when they opened their doors. Here are a few photo’s from Prelude to The Shed that will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in one flexible space.

Above ~ Model of The Shed on view at The Prelude to The Shed

Check out our visit to The Prelude to The Shed, on view to May 13, 2018.

Here is the full schedule.

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The Shed construction, as seen from The Highline near 34th Street.  May 1, 2018

Next door ~ The Vessel, designed by Heatherwick Studio, in Hudson Yards

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The Vessel + The Shed, under construction. Image take May 1, 2018
The Vessel at Hudson Yards
The Vessel at Hudson Yards. Image May 1,, 2018
Image May 1, 2018

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