Action Center on Race and the Economy Institute
Grant Type: Program/Project
Duration: Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan designs dynamic explorations of culture, education, health and creativity for early learners and their families. Founded in a basement storefront in response to cuts in arts and cultural programs in New York City public schools, for nearly 45 years, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan has helped children develop into healthy, well-rounded, engaged global citizens. Its exhibits, programs, classes and on-line resources reach over a million individuals per year.
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far is a popular exhibit on Muslim cultures, which was featured at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan from 2016-2018. The colorful and interactive exhibit was developed in partnership with leading American Muslim academics and community members and is part of CMOM’s mission to urge children and families to think critically about what they see in the media and encounter in their communities. The exhibit inclues a special section on Muslim communities in the United States as well as a user-guided 3D digital exploration of mosques from the Maldives to China. In 2018, Pillars support helped A to Z travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to the Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2019, Pillars support would help the exhibit reach thousands of new families in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Year founded: 2017
Location: Chicago, IL