Art is Everywhere at Hudson Yards

Rotating exhibits, permanent installations and live performances make the neighborhood a must-see stop for the culturati.

Everyone knows that many of the world’s most impressive art museums are in New York City. But not everyone knows that some of the city’s most impressive art doesn’t even hang in those museums. Hudson Yards was built—and continues to be curated—with art lovers in mind. Here are all the spots to hit on your next self-guided tour.

At HYxOffTheWall 

In this ongoing exhibit of bold murals, local artists depict the past, present and future of Hudson Yards. See the work throughout The Shops & Restaurants and in the Public Square and Gardens.

At 10 Hudson Yards 

Jonathan Borofsky’s work of polycarbonate interlocking figures, Human Sculptures and the Light of Consciousness, graces the west lobby. Also on display: Thomas Heatherwick’s rotating rockers, the result of his studio’s exploration into “whether the process of metal spinning could be used to create something to sit on.” (Spoiler: The answer is yes.)

At 30 Hudson Yards 

Jaume Plensa’s Voices— steel spheres of letters and other elements—hang at the top of the west escalator. That’s no small feat as they range in weight from 400 pounds to more than 5,000.

At 50 Hudson Yards 

Frank Stella is twice-represented here in the lobby: on the ground, with stacked stars of painted steel, aluminum and fiberglass; and aloft, with a multicolor, hanging installation.

At 55 Hudson Yards 

Works from the lauded collection of financier Steven Cohen, a building tenant, rotate through the lobby. Stop in and you might see originals by Richard Prince, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso or Jackson Pollock, among others.

At Avant Gallery 

The 6,000-square-foot gallery space on Level 4 of The Shops & Restaurants houses works by Skyler Grey, Will Kurtz, Paul Rousso and more. You can also see a Richard Sandler retrospective, including selected works from his iconic “The Eyes of the City” and “NYC, In a Minor Key” series.

At The Shed 

New York’s only transformable multi-arts center marries technological innovation with artistic experimentation. The unique year-round cultural feast has spotlighted formative artists like Bjork and Boots Riley and pioneering installations from across the globe. The building, of course, is a star in its own right, with a shell that moves to cater to artist and audience needs. Upcoming highlights: Sonic Sphere and Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s King Lear.

At High Line Nine 

Visit this dynamic destination to browse fine art and enjoy the free artistic and educational programming, including open studios and musical performances.


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