A growing focus on ﬁtness and health prompted the Muhammad Ali Center to open the temporary exhibit, Eat Well, Play Well, which taught visitors about the science of making healthy food choices while exploring fun and interesting ways to be active. Eat Well, Play Well answered questions like: Can you
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, in 1969, used “Bed-Ins” as a way to put themselves and their message of peace into the public spotlight. Visitors to the Muhammad Ali Center and Abbey Road on the River were able to learn more about the couple’s passion for peace and how they
Stirring the Fire, a photography exhibition produced by social documentary photographer Phil Borges, opened on International Women’s Day 2014 and ran through Mother’s Day. Visitors to the exhibit learned about issues facing women and girls worldwide, regarding education, economic security, health, leadership, human trafﬁcking, and various forms of violence. These
The Muhammad Ali Center and the Filson Historical Society presented “Double V,” a 25-minute docudrama by playwright and director Larry Muhammad. This play was based on the career of Louisville Defender publisher Frank Stanley, a crusading black newsman during World War II who helped persuade President Truman to desegregate the
A tasting gala and awards ceremony for The Rising Star magazine was hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center. This high-proﬁle event allowed regional, up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals to compete for awards in their suited genre. The Center highlighted Muhammad Ali’s “Recipe for Life” featured in the Center’s Giving Pavilion.
In conjunction with Black History Month, the Ali Center hosted an inspiring exhibit, Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons. The idea to create this exhibit was sparked by the incredible number of letters children have written to these two well-known and beloved human rights leaders.
The Inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, an annual fundraising gala honoring people from around the world who actively make signiﬁcant contributions toward securing peace, social justice, human rights, and social capital, took place at the Galt House in downtown Louisville. Recipients included President Jimmy Carter for the Lifetime Achievement Award;
In conjunction with the Inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards and Days of Greatness events, this private event premiered HBO Film’s Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. Inspired by the book by the same name written by longtime Muhammad Ali photographer and biographer, Howard L. Bingham, it was directed by Academy Award nominee
The Ali Center launched Shining a Light, an annual photo contest and exhibit series, that features winning photographs from around the world. The goal of this year’s competition is to showcase individuals and organizations working toward the “Right to Education” for all children worldwide.
Motown in Black and White, a temporary exhibit, is composed of historical items from the personal collections of Al Abrams, founding publicist of Mo-town and its public relations director during the label’s glory days. Visitors were transported back in time through artifacts that explore the impact that Motown music had