2015 Awardee Floating Museum Interactive Installation “How to Give Life to a Mountain”

Floating Museum + The DuSable Museum of African American History Present:

HOW TO GIVE LIFE TO A MOUNTAIN
Reimagining History Through The DuSable Museum’s Collection

Reception: February 17, 7-9pm

The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637

Floating Museum presents a new installation and project titled How to give life to a Mountain.

This exhibition is an invitation to creatively engage with the legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs and the history of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Dr. Margaret Burroughs initially invited the community to donate their own historical artifacts for DuSable, and this act extended the value of the object to the exchange itself, emphasizing the relation between the institution and the people it represents.
In this spirit, Floating Museum invites local artists and historians, young and old, to make this history their own. Join in, be a maker, a recorder, and a living document of this collective history.
The exhibit will display 14 objects from the DuSable’s collection, and responses to these works will be housed in a sculptural display that uses a modular vitrine installation to grow an organic 3D collage of objects.

To learn more or take part in the call for participants please go to:

www.thefloatingmuseum.com/dusable. If you are an educator and would like to involve your class in this project please contact Kate Schlachter at thefloatingmuseum@gmail.com for further information and for scheduling visits.