A National Museum Celebrating American Writers
Opening in Chicago in 2017

A National Museum Celebrating American Writers Opening in Chicago in 2017



Celebrating American writers past and present


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See developing plans for AWM’s exhibits, galleries, and social spaces.

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What a fantastic concept—a museum devoted to great American writing, a museum dedicated to art that enriches and ennobles the human spirit. At a time when life moves so fast and so much of what we encounter is disposable, an institution that allows us to immerse ourselves in that which is permanent and meaningful, which allows us to embrace American writing and American stories at their best and most powerful, is an intrepid and necessary idea. I'm excited to visit!
Dave Isay, Founder, StoryCorps

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