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
Migrants sent to Chicago as response to migrant crisis
The immigrants were sent to Chicago as part of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's response to
COVID-19 booster: Main points you should know
With a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel signing off late Thursday on updated
Plazas planned for 10 Chicago neighborhoods
Supported with funding from the Chicago Recovery Plan, 10 new public plazas will create spaces
Buffalo Grove High School Student Killed in Shooting at Stoplight in Chicago
A 16-year-old boy and a 19 year-old male were stopped at a red light in
$21 million announced for infrastructure projects in Cahokia Heights
The city of Cahokia Heights will receive $21 million for infrastructure projects, Gov. JB Pritzker
Future Pavilion at Knoch Knolls Park to be Named the Frank J. Rus Pavilion
At its July 28, 2022 meeting, the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners approved a
Former Treasurer Of Perry County Agricultural Society Sentenced To 21 Months In Federal Prison For Fraud
In federal court in Benton, IL, Billy E. Harris, 49, the former treasurer of the Perry
Summer Slam All-City Tennis Tournament Winners Announced
On Friday, July 22, Naperville Park District hosted the Summer Slam All-City Tennis Tournament at
Rebuild Illinois awards $12 million for affordable housing preservation
Rebuild Illinois has announced almost $12 million for critical improvements to 27 affordable housing developments throughout
Robert Feder announces his retirement
Robert Feder abruptly announced his retirement in early July after covering the Chicago media beat