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Time Out says

The written word and some of our nation's best literary minds take the spotlight at the American Writers Museum, an institution that is dedicated to educating the public about American writers, past and present. Guests can walk through a series of rotating, state-of-the-art exhibitions, including a hall dedicated to 100 notable American writers and an area where anyone can sit behind a typewriter and contribute to a story created by museum attendees.


180 N Michigan Ave
Second Floor
Adults $12; Seniors, Students $8; Children under 12 free
Opening hours:
Daily 10am–5pm
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A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice honors the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. In this exhibit, you’ll explore and better understand racial injustice in America by examining the work of Black American writers from the end of the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring original artwork, augmented reality and other interactive elements that enliven and enrich the experience, Dark Testament brings the work of writers past and present to life.

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