American Writers Museum

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American Writers Museum
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The museum is located on the second floor of 180 N. Michigan
Established2010 (space opened in 2017)[1]
LocationChicago, Illinois, United States
Coordinates41°53′08″N 87°37′29″W / 41.885553°N 87.624831°W / 41.885553; -87.624831
TypeCulture
FounderMalcolm E. O'Hagan[2]
PresidentCarey Cranston
Websiteamericanwritersmuseum.org

The American Writers Museum is a museum of American Literature and writing that opened in Chicago in May 2017.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] The museum was designed by Amaze Design of Boston.[10]

The new museum was inspired by the Dublin Writers Museum.[5]

Exhibits[edit]

  • Writers Hall
  • American Voices
  • Surprise Bookshelf
  • Word Waterfall
  • Readers Hall
  • The Mind of a Writer
  • A Writer's Room
  • Featured Works
  • Word Play
  • Chicago: A City of Writers
  • Children's Gallery
  • Changing Exhibits Gallery[11]

Further reading[edit]

  • Schuessler, Jennifer (May 8, 2017). "An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers". New York Times.
  • Johnson, Steve (May 9, 2017). "American Writers Museum sneak peek: far-reaching, dramatic". Los Angeles Times. Chicago Tribune.
  • Italie, Hillel (May 17, 2017). "New American Writers Museum lets Prince's lyrics rub elbows with Hemingway's work". Seattle Times. Associated Press.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirch, Claire (Oct 27, 2015). "American Writers Museum Settles in Chicago". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ American Writers Museum Announces Prime Michigan Avenue Space press release. October 27, 2015
  3. ^ Johnson, Steve. "Writers museum in Chicago sets opening date". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  4. ^ Johnson, Steve (27 October 2015). "New American Writers Museum is slated to open in 2017 on Michigan Avenue". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b Parker, Loanne (28 March 2014). "Which Museums Show Real Promise?". Washington Post. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  6. ^ Liebenson, Daonad (21 June 2013). "Fundraising begins for the American Writers Museum". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  7. ^ Russell, Anna (13 June 2013). "American Writers Museum: A Bookish Proposal". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  8. ^ Wallis, David (19 March 2014). "Start-up Success Isn't Enough to Found a Museum". New York Times. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Beverly's Cranston named AWM president". beverlyreview.net. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  10. ^ Zaleski, Andrew. "American Writers Museum Set to Open on Chicago's Michigan Avenue -". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  11. ^ "American Writer's Museum Visitor Experience". October 2015.

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