This Saturday, January 11, beginning at 11 am at 545 West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue, alternate entrance: via Hudson Yards Public Square, between 30th and 33th Street, friends and neighbors are invited to meet at The Shed. This is the new arts center’s first-ever open house where visitors can explore the building and learn more about The Shed’s programs. Admission to current exhibitions Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates and Manual Override will be free of charge, including gallery tours of Absolutes and Intermediates led by The Shed’s curators and guest artists.
Additional free events throughout the 8-level building include pop-up performances, including DJ sets by DJ Synchro(Level Up!), DJ April Hunt, DJ Bembona, dance battles between DREAM Ring and It’s Showtime, and a closing concert by J Hoard.
Food trucks with snacks and beverages for purchase will be stationed in The McCourt–The Shed’s largest and most iconic space–accessible directly from Hudson Yards Public Plaza, and cash bars will be located throughout the building. Cedric’s at The Shed, an all-day bar and eatery in the lobby, will also offer food and drink specials.
11 am – 8 pm: Agnes Denes retrospective and Manual Override exhibition in the galleries
11 am – 8 pm: Food trucks in The McCourt
11 am – 8 pm: Photobooth on Level 6
2 – 4 pm: DJ Synchro (Level Up!) in the Lobby
2:15 – 2:30 pm: It’s Showtime NYC! and DREAM Ring battle in the Lobby
2:30 – 3:15 pm: Gallery tour with guest artists beginning in Level 4 Gallery
3 – 3:15 pm: Roving dance workshops with It’s Showtime NYC! and DREAM Ring
3:15 – 4:15 pm: Gallery tour with Shed assistant curator beginning in Level 4 Gallery
3:45 – 4:45 pm: Gallery tour with Shed curator beginning in Level 4 Gallery
4 – 6 pm: DJ April Hunt in the Lobby
4:30 – 4:45 pm: It’s Showtime and DREAM Ring battle in the Lobby
5 – 5:30 pm: Gallery tour with guest artists beginning in Level 4 Gallery
5 – 5:10 pm: It’s Showtime Showcase in the Tisch Skylights (Level 8)
5:15 – 5:25 pm: DREAM Ring Showcase in the Tisch Skylights (Level 8)
5:30 – 6 pm: Performance by J Hoard in the Tisch Skylights (Level 8)
6 – 8 pm: DJ Bembona in the Lobby
- Crews and photographers can enter via the Hudson Yards Public Square, between 30th and 33rd Street, on 11thAvenue.
- Media vehicles should park on the southern side of 11th ave. at 30th Street.
Located on Manhattan’s west side, where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. From hip hop to classical music, painting and sculpture to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed brings together leading and emerging artists and thinkers from all disciplines under one roof. The building—a remarkable movable structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lead Architect, and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect—physically transforms to support artists’ most ambitious ideas. Committed to nurturing artistic invention and bringing creative experiences to the broadest possible audiences, The Shed, led by Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, is a 21st-century space of and for New York City.