Visit The Shed in NYC’s Hudson Yards

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If you are looking for a fun and enriching weekend activity visit- The Shed! The Shed is a cultural center in Hudson Yards that hosts exhibits and performances from an assortment of different artists whose art is both educational and enjoyable. Keep reading to find out more.

The Shed

A spider web you can walk on exhibit at The Shed
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The mission statement of The Shed provides invaluable insight into what the space sets out to accomplish. Its mission statement is:

“The Shed is a new cultural institution of and for the 21st century. We produce and welcome innovative art and ideas, across all forms of creativity, to build a shared understanding of our rapidly changing world and a more equitable society. 

In our highly adaptable building on Manhattan’s west side, The Shed brings together established and emerging artists to create new work in fields ranging from pop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance. We seek opportunities to collaborate with cultural peers and community organizations, work with like-minded partners, and provide unique spaces for private events. 

The Shed was designed to break with the traditions that separate art forms and audiences. By minimizing social and economic barriers to entry, we offer a warm, welcoming space for innovation and dialogue. Embracing technology, we work with creative thinkers and partners to create transformational digital experiences on-site and online. Using our flexible infrastructure and operational capabilities, we can produce performances, exhibitions, events, and gatherings of almost any type in expansive, multiuse venues that allow for social distancing. Driven by our belief that access to new art and ideas is a right, not a privilege, we present engaging experiences and forge deep bonds between our artists and audiences. 

As an independent nonprofit that values invention, equity, and generosity, we are committed to advancing art forms, addressing the urgent issues of our time, and making our work impactful, sustainable, and relevant to the local community, the cultural sector, New York City, and beyond.” –

Current Exhibits

Spider Web art on display at The Shed NYC
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Tómas Saraceno: Particular Matter(s)

This exhibit running from February 11th through April 17th is a sensory experience with spider webs, air and what is called the cosmic web. The large web is a 95 foot is diameter installation that you can actually walk on top of! His work brings attention to renew a relationship with Earth, air and the cosmos!

People walking through the exhibits at the shed with colorful material on the wall and floor
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Capitalocen Aerocene

There will be a free zoom discussion on March 2nd at 5pm that you can attend that will discuss a future with less reliance on fossil fuels. The panel members will discuss the role of production’s effects on climate. Capitalocen is the period we are currently in and Aerocene is the future period where we could be reconnecting with air and the positive elements to create positive change for our enviornment. The panelists include Andreas Malm-a professor of human ecology at Lund University, Sweden, Michael Marder- a professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain, Luisa Palacios- a research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Jason Moore- a historical geographer and environmental historian at Binghampton University, and Andrew Revkin- one of America’s most honored environmental journalists and director of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University’s Climate School

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