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Floating Museum Launches Green Line Project

Floating Museum Launches Green Line Project

WDCB’s Gary Zidek talks to the directors of Floating Museum about the art collective’s new project, CULTURE TRANSIT ASSEMBLY.

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“The mission is to think about the city as a museum and the neighborhoods as galleries.” - Artist and Floating Museum co-director Faheem Majeed describing the art collective’s mission.

Floating Museum directors (left to right): Andrew Schachman, Faheem Majeed, Avery R. Young, and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford at Boxville next the CTA Green Line station at 51st Street.

Floating Museum directors (left to right): Andrew Schachman, Faheem Majeed, Avery R. Young, and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford at Boxville next the CTA Green Line station at 51st Street.

A Chicago art collective dedicated to challenging traditional ideas of what a museum can be, is back this summer with a new project that aims to transform the Green Line into a moving cultural destination. Floating Museum’s Cultural Transit Assembly project represents the next chapter in the non-profit’s ongoing efforts to connect Chicago stakeholders.

A Cultural Transit Assembly pop-up in the Bronzeville neighborhood next the Green Line stop at 51st.

A Cultural Transit Assembly pop-up in the Bronzeville neighborhood next the Green Line stop at 51st.

Floating Museum’s current project, Cultural Transit Assembly, is similar in concept to 2017’s River Assembly, but this time instead of utilizing the Chicago River, the art collective is building programming around the CTA’s Green Line.

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Floating Museum has developed site-specific exhibitions and public programs to bring Cultural Transit Assembly to life along and on the CTA’s Green Line. One of the most eye-catching aspects of the project is the inflatable sculpture Founders which was created through a collaboration between Floating Museum, Chris Pappan and Monica Rickert-Bolter. Founders will pop up on once a week on Wednesdays (through September 2019) in community sites adjacent to the Green Line. Floating Museum will also be presenting installations outside of Austin Town Hall and Garfield Park. And there will also be programming on the actual Green Line trains. There are plans for live music performances and art installations on the inside and outside of certain train cars.

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Floating Museum’s Cultural Transit Assembly will continue through the end of September. You can find more information about the project and upcoming pop-ups/performances at Floatingmuseum.org

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