America to Zanzibar Campaign
A new exhibition and program series open at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
America to Zanzibar is the country’s first ever educational, fun and interactive exhibit for children and families that explores the beauty and diversity of Muslim cultures in NYC, the U.S. and across the world through age-appropriate experiences with art, architecture, travel, trade, design, home life, and more. Performances and workshops will feature local artists who exemplify how America is fertile ground for diverse traditions from across the globe to blend and form new traditions.
The exhibit is the fourth in the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Cultural Exhibition & Programming Series. Other exhibits in the series have focused on Ancient Greece, China and Japan. The series celebrates the diversity of cultural expression in New York City and in our increasingly interconnected world.
We encourage families to value social and cultural differences and to recognize that we live ina pluralistic and multicultural society, especially in NYC. At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, we believe that in learning about our neighbors, we are learning about ourselves and the world in which we live.
Help us meet our Matching Grant!
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has attracted over $1,250,000 in support for America to Zanzibar. With the opening just around the corner, we need your help to raise an additional $250,000 to fully fund the exhibition.
To date, funding has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, MetLife Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, El-Hibri Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives, National Endowment for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Maison de l’Artisan in Morocco, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Board of Directors and scores of individuals.