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A Global Center for Change

3D rendering of the Obama Presidential Center Plaza

The campus

Spanning 19 acres, the campus will feature a fruit and vegetable garden; an athletic, programs, and events facility; a world-class museum; an auditorium; a branch of the Chicago Public Library; and more. Additional programming will also invite visitors—whether they’re coming from down the block or across the globe—to bring change home.

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The museum

A museum that asks you to believe—not just in President Obama’s power to create change,  but in your own.

3D rendering of the Obama Presidential Center Plaza

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Located in the heart of the South Side of Chicago

The Obama Presidential Center will be a lively community hub, economic anchor, and beacon of democracy right here on the South Side of Chicago. We are excited to welcome visitors—whether they’re coming from down the block or across the globe—to be inspired, empowered, and connect with each other to create a better future.

Center Updates

A overhead image of the future Obama Presidential Musem Building. A cream color brick with words craved inside of the walls and small plot of grass on top

Explore the text that will appear on the exterior of the Obama Presidential Center Museum and its important meaning.

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Brandon Breaux, a Black man with a deep skin tone, stands over five seated students. On the table is an iPad and illustrations. He is wearing a mint beanie. Space art is on the wall in the background.
  • First Look
  • The Arts

Artist Brandon Breaux and Dyett High School students showcase the power of culture and community.

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Fruit & Veg Garden Planters

Explore the Center’s environmentally sustainable designs, from buildings to gardens.

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President Obama tilts his head upwards along with out-of-focus onlookers. A digital screen shows something out of focus behind him.
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  • Building the Center

Get a sneak peek at a four-story digital wall that will celebrate the “Power of Words” and pay homage to the first digital President.

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