Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Grant Type: Program/Project

Duration: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Organization Overview:

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.

Request Overview:

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: 1973

Location: New York, NY