Muslim Women Art and Voices Exhibit Fosters Unity

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A new global online exhibition, Muslim Women’s Art and Voices, spotlights the voices and ideas of a new generation of Muslim women, addressing myths and prejudices about Muslim women and fostering understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States and worldwide.

page3The project engages partners around the globe, including museums in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It showcases art, dynamic online conversations, and multi-media, and is featured on the International Museum of Women’s website: www.imow.org. IMOW is based in San Francisco.

Muslim participants and communities in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines and Denmark have worked with four museums acting as hubs for this

project. IMOW’s partners include the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates; the Ayala Museum in Manila, the Philippines; and the Women’s Museum in Aarhus, Denmark.

The exhibition has received a $95,000 grant from American Association of Museums’ Museums Connect program. Grants are awarded for innovative, museum-based exchanges that strengthen connections between museums and communities. The program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State and administered by the American Association of Museums.