(New York, NY) — The Shed at Hudson Yards, the largest planned development in the United States, is scheduled to open to the public in the Spring of 2019. This NYC arts center will be dedicated to commissioning, producing, and showcasing new work amongst a wide range of performing, visual, and pop culture art.
This massive project comes with some eye popping features, including The McCourt, a retractable shell. This sweet feature, as explained by architect Elizabeth Diller, is built to cater to the wide range of needs of featured artists. The McCourt will accommodate an audience of 1,250-3,000 people. The space can be moved and connected to the adjacent gallery, creating an approximated 30,000 square feet of performance space. This light, sound, and temperature controlled space is a must for any NYC art enthusiast!
There will also be large gallery spaces throughout the center. The fourth floor gallery is designed to have 19-foot-high ceilings, making it suitable for a wide range of showcases.
Along with high ceilings, The Shed will also include two levels of column free gallery space, an artists lab, rehearsal, and event space on the top floor.
To kick off the grand opening, The Shed has quite the inaugural lineup with performances from:
Sound Track of America- a live performance and look at the impact African American music has had on pop and culture over the past 100 years.
Reich Richter Pärt- works by Steven Reich, Gerhard Richter, and Arvo Pärt will show how painting and music affect the sensory experience of the other. This will be depicted through a combined performance and exhibition.
Norma Jean Baker of Troy- a performance piece based on a Greek tragedy.
There will also be a live production from Chen Shi-Zheng and Kung Fu Panda screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. As well as displays from artists like Trisha Donnelly and Agnes Deane.
The goal of this project is to blend a wide range of art forms under one roof.
The Shed also offers a unique opportunity for NYC by providing open space for early-career artists to showcase their work.
Starting March 7th, The Shed invites NYC artists to submit a project proposal for Open Call online at theshed.org.