The Shed to Open in April


The highly anticipated new arts center in Hudson Yards will officially open on April 5, 2019. 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 Shed’s home, The Bloomberg Building, is an innovative 200,000- square-foot structure that can physically transform to support artists’ most ambitious ideas.

The Shed’s eight-level base building includes two expansive, column-free galleries totaling 25,000 square feet of museum-quality space; a 500-seat theater that can be subdivided into more intimate spaces; and on the top floor, The Tisch Skylights for events and artist rehearsals, and The Tisch Lab for artist development. A movable outer shell can double the building’s footprint when deployed over the adjoining plaza to create The McCourt, a 17,000-square-foot light-, sound-, and temperature controlled space for large-scale performances, installations, and events.

For its opening, The Shed will feature five nights of performances called the Soundtrack of America, conceived and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen and developed with music visionaries and academic experts including Quincy Jones, Maureen Mahon, Dion ‘No I.D.’ Wilson, Tunji Balogun, and Greg Phillinganes, Soundtrack of America will showcase some of today’s most exciting early-career musicians and performing artists over five nights in The McCourt, The Shed’s largest space. The world premiere of Soundtrack of America is on April 5, and performances will continue on April 7, 9, 12, and 14.

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