Identity, Promise, Edge

To truly explore the notion of an American Voice, it was essential to dig down into some of the underlying themes that tie American writers together. In developing this museum and this exhibit, a great many content leaders and subject matter experts were consulted, and three themes emerged from those conversation. Each of these larger themes break down into three more specific ideas, so take some time to explore and consider these ideas in comparison of your own thoughts on what makes American writing distinctive and different.

Watch the introductory videos below to decide which theme to explore, or use the menu if you know where you’d like to begin.