Chicago’s Museum inaugurates floating public art “Cultural Transit Assembly”

Chicago’s Museum inaugurates floating public art “Cultural Transit Assembly”

Floating Museum collective revealed its public art initiative known as Cultural Transit Assembly last week. This can convert the CTA Green Line into a moving cultural destination. This will also activate the Chicago neighborhoods ranging from Austin to Englewood culminating at Art Expo which will be held on September 19-22, 2019.

The Floating Museum floated down the Chicago River for highlighting various city areas in 2017. It was done in an effort to create site-responsive museum spaces which had cultural potential in the neighborhood of Chicago.

This Cultural Transit Assembly program is open to the public for free. It includes Chicago art exhibitions in Garfield Park and Town Hall Park of Austin. Moreover, an enormous inflatable sculpture will be stationed right next to Green Line to pay tribute to the city’s founders in a new location every Wednesday.

A two-car ‘L’ train is connecting the sites and is now traveling along the Green Line route. It is currently featuring custom artwork to commemorate the Chicago’s first non-indigenous settler from Potawatomi Tribe, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, and his wife, Kitihawa. More performances based on poetry and music will be showcased on the train.

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, the co-director of the Floating Museum, thanked all of the collaborators, the CTA, and the Chicago Park District. He told that the main aim of this project was to create the collaboration between the westside and southside communities of Chicago. The use of the public transit system is an example in this regard.

The use of the public transit system of Chicago will allow the communities to celebrate the important cultural work. He added, “And it is worth nothing that some 50+ local artists have been commissioned to lend their visual art and spoken word talents to Cultural Transit Assembly”. The project will play a great role in the enhancement of cultural interests of the people of Chicago.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse and Battery
The Schaumburg Police Department has initiated an investigation of an alleged Criminal Sexual Abuse and
Hoffman comes forward to help small businesses getting necessary lifeline
Representative Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, urged small businesses to apply for additional funding under the Business
September: National Recovery Month
Centerstone is celebrating September as National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is recognized by Centerstone
Gun Shootings near May Street and 122nd Street, Chicago
CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports that a total of nine people were wounded between the
Fires Shot at Police Officers
On September 16, at 9:33 p.m., members of the Springfield Police Street Crimes Unit had
Will, Kankakee Counties Open Bars
Bars have opened in Will and Kankakee counties. Restaurants have opened for indoor dining as
$250 Million N. Michigan Tower Construction Started
Ground has been broken by Chicago-based developer Sterling Bay on a 47-story tower at 300
University of Chicago to host public art commission You Be My Ally
You Be My Ally, a public art commission, is going to be hosted by the
Former Chicago Public Schools employee admits his crime in federal court
Pedro Soto, a 45-year-old Chicago man, pleaded guilty in federal court for committing the crime
Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lands Decatur Man 22 Years in Federal Prison
Daniel A. Betty, 28, of Decatur, Ill., is sentenced to serve 22 years in federal