America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far Opens May 25th
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far Opens May 25th

America to Zanzibar:
Muslim Cultures Near and Far

Opens to the Public May 25th
America to Zanzibar is the first immersive, interactive exhibit of its kind in the United States designed especially for children and families. This exhibit explores the diversity of Muslim cultures in our city, our country, and the world and offers children and families exciting hands-on experiences to explore in the areas of art, architecture, music, design, travel, trade and more!
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far was developed by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Private Members-only opening on May 24th. 

"I Am Ali" Festival Returns This Summer

 June 1-10, 2018
Join Louisville in celebrating our famous son, the late, great Muhammad Ali, during the Second Annual “I Am Ali” festival.  The 2018 “I Am Ali” festival will mark the second anniversary of Muhammad's passing and will include local arts and cultural groups, performances and events, films, entertainment, and other activities throughout the city that connect with and reinforce Muhammad Ali’s great legacy as a global citizen, athlete, and humanitarian.
Local attractions, hotels, and restaurants will offer programming, discounts, and special Ali-related events during the 10 day festival, focusing on Ali’s giving spirit, humanitarianism, and his love for Louisville.
A list of events and details is available here and will be updated frequently.
Public Ali Center's "I Am Ali" festival events include: 
  • Stories of Ali: Ali's West End on June 2nd
  • Ali Center Night at Le Moo on June 3rd
  • Ali Center Night at the Village Anchor on June 4th
  • Soul Cleanse Yoga (in collaboration with the Ali Center) on June 6th 
  • Closing Celebration Presented by Horseshoe Southern Indiana on June 10th 

Our Renovated Lobby is Open!

Film Screening: The Refugees of Shangrila 

May 30th, 5:00 p.m. 
Join us on Wednesday, May 30th for a FREE screening of the documentary The Refugees of Shangri La. 
After being torn from paradise and surviving twenty long years in refugee camps, the Kingdom of Bhutan's forgotten exiles abandon hopes of returning home and seek a future in a far off place called America. Learn more about the documentary here Following the screening, we will have a speaker and dancers from the
Bhutanese Society of Kentucky.

This program is held in conjunction with our current temporary exhibit, Shining a Light: Experiences of Refugee Women.
RSVP to this FREE screening here


The Ali Center's Youth Programs, the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students (MACCS) and UCrew, are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.
Any high school student in the Kentuckiana area is open to apply. Details about the programs and the applications are available here.

Shining a Light: Experiences of Refugee Women

Open Until June 24th 
The Center's annual international photography contest and exhibit is on display until June 24th. Informed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Women's Refugee Commission, the photographs depict refugee women's actual experiences. Learn more here

Visit the Ali Center Store!

 Our store is open Tuesday - Sunday during operating hours, or online 24/7 at  
Check out the new products in our newly-renovated store, like magic butterflies and journals. 
Host Your Next Event at the Muhammad Ali Center
Whether it's a prom, wedding reception, sales meeting, or birthday party, check out the Ali Center's private use space for your next event. Both indoor and outdoor options.For more information on booking your event, call (502) 992-5319 or email
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