Opening in May—American Writers Museum

A national museum celebrating American writers is opening in Chicago on May 16! See photos and get the inside story of the project in our next issue. Here’s what the press is already saying about the museum:

SMITHSONIAN.COM

A new home for celebrating American literary titans, titles and traditions takes root in Chicago With the inauguration of this museum, [founder Malcolm E.] O’Hagan and his associates have taken an important step toward ensuring that writers remain an important and influential part of the American experience for years to come. Read more @ smithsonianmag.com/artsculture/new-american-writers-museum

LONELY PLANET

American literary titans, titles and traditions takes root in Chicago Chronicling the American experience is a national obsession. The new American Writers Museum (americanwritersmuseum.org) offers a look into how the literature of the USA has documented and influenced the culture of the nation. Located in Chicago, the mission of this museum is to engage the public with the profound ways writers have shaped the way America sees itself. Read more @ ria.wa.gov.au/Articles/latestnews/Lonely-Planet-Names-2017s-Top-New-Opening

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Design Lovers Will Be Visiting These 5 Places This May: The American Writers Museum is set to open May 16 in the heart of Chicago, just steps from Millennium Park. The first of its kind in the U.S., the museum will have permanent and rotating exhibits showcasing the work of American writers, interactive games, and artifacts from writers’ homes. Read more @ architecturaldigest.com/story/may-2017-design-destinationstravel-guide

Founder: Malcolm O’Hagan
Inaugural President: Carey Cranston
Designer: Andrew Anway, Amaze Design
Fabricator: Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.