How to Give Life to a Mountain / DuSable Museum of African American History / Chicago Illinois USA / 2016 /

Description /

An invitation to engage with the legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs and the history of the museum itself, this installation references objects from DuSable’s collection.  Dr. Margaret Burroughs’ invitation to the community to donate their own artifacts extended the value of the object to the exchange itself, to the relation between the institution and the people it represents. In this way, the institution is of the people, arising from their own histories. In this spirit, Floating Museum invites local artists and historians, young and old, to make this history their own - to participate as a maker, a recorder, and a living document of collective history.

Participating Artists /

Bella Bahhs

Participating Organizations /

DuSable Museum of African American History