The Popular Floating Museum has Drifted to Navy Pier


The immersive art experience, Floating Museum, has docked at Navy Pier. Now, through Sunday, Oct. 8, visitors can experience this free public installation through sculpture, digital work, and performances.

Floating Museum began as a conceptual art and design project with a focus on exploring the cultural capital present in Chicago spaces outside of the downtown corridor. Building on that initial premise, Floating Museum has expanded the Chicago arts scene by literally “floating” from one Chicago neighborhood to another with each installation taking form through collaboration with the local artists and organizations that reside within Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods.

Led by co-directors Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Faheem Majeed, Andrew Shachman, and Avery R. Young, Floating Museum is a captivating art installation that will be stationed near the City Stage on Navy Pier’s new Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns. This public space has been transformed into a site-specific installation that taps into Chicago’s creative communities and honors the city’s history.

Different versions of Floating Museum have been installed across the city in South Chicago, Austin, Hyde Park and West Pullman. Most recently, Floating Museum took to water by floating up the Chicago River and docking at Bridgeport’s Park 571 and Downtown at the Riverwalk.

Floating Museum is free and open to the public. For more information on this and other special offerings at the Pier, visit

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