May 14, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Chicago's Public Art with Floating Museum

Chicago Athletic Association
12 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Performance still of Translator with Starla Thompson (Potawatomi/Chumash) and Winfield Woundedeye (Cheyenne/Ojibwe). Navy Pier, EXPO Chicago. Photo by Victoria Peterson.


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If you’ve seen musical performances on the CTA’s Green Line, a giant inflatable sculpture of Chicago founder Jean Baptiste Point du Sable and his wife Kitiwaha, an outdoor art gallery in Garfield Park—you’ve been looking at the work of Floating Museum. This art collective creates site-responsive public installations with the idea that all of Chicago is a museum canvas. For the first time ever the collective’s four co-directors—poet avery r. young, designer Andrew Schachman, and artists Faheem Majeed and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford—sit down for a conversation about their work in relation to the history of and present-day developments in public art, art practices, and institutions.

Presented by Chicago Humanities Festival, this free program is moderated by curator, arts worker, and writer, Megha Ralapati and opens with a special performance orchestrated by avery r. young.