Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ODD BITS: A floating museum in Chicago

Chicago, a city long-renowned for its great art museums, stellar architecture 
and river setting, is now finding ways to bring art to neighborhoods
long underserved by existing downtown venues.

This summer, a mobile museum featuring works by local artists traveled to communities throughout the city via a 100-foot floating barge, traversing 
the Chicago River. Dubbed the Chicago River Float, the platform 
hosted film screenings, exhibitions, roundtable discussions and 
performance art, part of the city's 
2017 Night Out in the Parks programming.

The barge began its route in southeast Chicago and made multiple 
stops, ending at the Navy Pier. Hopefully, this will become an annual event.

Above: Performance art and dance along the River Walk

Below: Hangin' by the water, watching all the art go by

For more information about the Chicago River float,
link here.

~ oOo ~

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