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Aug 20, 2019
Chicago Defender
Chicago’s Floating Museum launches latest public art initiative:Cultural Transit Assembly

“From Austin to Englewood, free public art exhibitions and gigantic inflatable sculpture activate CTA Green Line ‘L’ neighborhoods; plus, music and poetry performances to pop up on artist-designed ‘L’ train cars”

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Aug 20, 2019
Chicago Gallery News
Chicago’s Floating Museum launches latest public art initiative: Cultural Transit Assembly

“The robust roster of Cultural Transit Assembly programming – all free and open to the public – includes a series of Chicago artist exhibitions in Austin Town Hall Park and Garfield Park and a gigantic inflatable sculpture paying tribute to the City’s founders, which will be stationed next to the Green Line in a new location every Wednesday.”

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Aug 16, 2019
Chicago Tribune
Wonder what that four-faced object is outside your Green Line 'L' window? The Floating Museum’s latest art initiative

“The arts collective that explores relationships between art, community, architecture, and public institutions is activating the city again and this time over 50 artists came together to make the city’s oldest "L" line a “moving cultural destination" by creating surprise art encounters for the public.”

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Aug 16, 2019
Curbed Chicago
A 25-foot inflatable sculpture will pop-up along the Green Line

“A pop-up art museum has created a 25-foot inflatable sculpture it plans to bring through different neighborhoods along the Green Line. That’s not all—the public art initiative will also transform two L train cars into moving art galleries with lunchtime poetry and music.”


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Aug 2, 2019
Artsy
EXPO CHICAGO 2019 Announces Core Programs

“Founders Inflatable (2019) by the Floating Museum, a mobile monument whose form is a mix of interpretations of items from the collections of the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Field Museum of Natural History, as well as interpretations of various historical figures (located at Navy Pier).“

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Dec 18, 2018
Chicago Tribune
Best visual art of 2018, from spaces big and small.

“The Floating Museum collective, meanwhile, moved their enormous foam bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable onto a spit of overgrown land at the mouth of the Chicago River, advocating for a planned but as-yet-unbuilt commemorative park to Chicago’s first non-indigenous settler, a handsome and educated black man rendered in sickly yellow, waiting incongruously amid the greenery.”

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Dec 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
The Roundhouse is a stunner, and the art show is good, too.

“...circle around the Floating Museum’s “Echo Location,” a ring of steel shelves that displays a show within the show. It’s all about reflection: a video by Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini bounces off plexiglass sheets that angle above horizontal monitors; 3-D printed copies of busts from the collection of the DuSable Museum of African American History begin with precision but progress through doubling and tripling; more traditional models of architectural elements of the Roundhouse enshrine the surroundings. The Floating Museum — a collective made up of Schachman, Avery R. Young, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and Faheem Majeed — proposes an idea of museums for today: adaptive, communal, open, temporary.  It’s a bold gesture to make from inside “Singing Stones,” which marks the first and for now the only public use that has been made of the Roundhouse since the Park District turned it into a storage facility in the 1930s.”

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July 28 2017
Chicago Magazine
Floating Museum Carries Culture Across Neighborhood Boundaries

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