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Obama Center Museum Designers Sharing Ideas Saturday

By Sam Cholke | October 10, 2017 5:01am
 Louise Bernard, the museum director for the Obama Presidential Center, will talk about some of the ideas for the museum on Saturday.
Louise Bernard, the museum director for the Obama Presidential Center, will talk about some of the ideas for the museum on Saturday.
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HYDE PARK — Exhibition designers and artists working on the museum portion of the Obama Presidential Center on Saturday will talk about the ideas they've developed so far.

Museum Director Louise Bernard and artists Amanda Williams and Andres Luis Hernandez will talk about their work so far on the center at 2 p.m. at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place.

The group has been tasked with creating an innovative social and cultural institution from scratch around the life and career of Barack Obama.

Among the challenges is to tell the story of what made Obama’s rise to the presidency so historic without stepping on the DuSable Museum’s own part in telling the story of African Americans in the country and particularly in Chicago.

The discussion will be moderated by Monica Chadha, founder of Civic Projects and who is also a member of the exhibition design team.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and people are encouraged to register on the event website.