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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How thrilling to imagine a museum dedicated to the great achievements of American literature. Such a museum—no matter where in the U.S. it was located— would immediately become both a national center and a national symbol for creativity, education, and the highest aspirations of our culture.
Dana Gioia, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts 2002-2009

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