American Writers Museum to Open in 2017

By Maryann Yin 

American Writers Museum (GalleyCat)The American Writers Museum will soon open in the downtown Chicago area.

The New York Times reports that a space has been leased on North Michigan Avenue. The opening will take place in early 2017. The team behind this venture plan to install themed galleries, organize interactive exhibitions, host education programs, and put on special events.

Here’s more from the press release: “Showcasing the personal stories and literary works of diverse American writers, from Mark Twain to Dr. Seuss, the interactive, high-tech museum is expected to draw up to 120,000 visitors annually. The museum’s esteemed curating team and National Advisory Council are working closely with internationally renowned museum and exhibit companies in the museum’s development. AWM is also collaborating with 50 authors’ homes and museums around the U.S. – now AWM Affiliates – that will support its mission with author-specific knowledge and expertise and foster an exchange of ideas and experiences.”