Brutal Aesthetic Exhibit
Selected works of John Ranard’s The Brutal Aesthetic were on exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center from September to November 2011. The exhibit featured 27 black-and-white photos, many of which were published in On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates in 1986. Several of these images were taken in Louisville and
The Brown-Forman Pavilion, which opened in 2011, is an outdoor event space with lovely landscaping and stunning views of the Ohio River. The Pavilion was underwritten by Brown-Forman and was ﬁrst used by none other than Mr. and Mrs. Ali.
Lo.CAL Streets Temporary Exhibit
Together, curator Daniel Pfalzfraf and the Muhammad Ali Center presented Lo.CAL Streets, a Louisville Contemporary Art Lounge exhibition. The exhibit highlighted works centered on the urban environment and reﬂected the spirit of the Ali Center’s educational platforms, including respect, diversity, and personal discovery to empowerment and conﬂict resolution.
Once Upon a Holiday Exhibit
Once Upon a Holiday ran seasonally from 2011 to 2014. It showcased holidays around the world through life-size book pages and taught visitors about how various cultures celebrate the holiday season.
Birth of Generation Ali
Generation Ali began as an idea to create a global movement that would empower young people to ﬁnd their voice and become leaders in social justice issues. This movement would draw its inspiration from “The Greatest” himself, Muhammad Ali, and his six guiding principles: Conﬁdence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Giving, and
Last Words of Louis XVI Temporary Exhibit
Cuban artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco, the Ali Center’s 2010 Artist in Residence, created a series of paintings for a major exhibit that showcased a thematic body of work produced during his residency. The Last Words of Louis XVI consisted of over 30 paintings that included both watercolor and ink,
Postcards for Peace Temporary Exhibit
The Muhammad Ali Center and Interfaith Paths to Peace co-presented an art exhibit titled, “Peace Postcard” in celebration of the UN International Day of Peace. Peace Postcards, a public art project that invites people of all ages and talents to express their vision of peace and share it with the
In 2010 the Muhammad Ali Center announced the global launch of the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens to teach children how to build gardens as a way of learning about respect for diverse cultures and nutrition. Yum! Brands Foundation underwrote the initiative as part of its World Hunger Relief effort.
Two representatives from the Muhammad Ali Center took part in a series of events in Leeds, England that marked the ﬁfth anniversary of what are known as the “7/7 bombings,”—a series of coordinated suicide attacks on London’s transportation system during morning rush hour on July 7, 2005. 52 people were
Aliwood, a temporary exhibit, featured photographs taken between 1963 and 1999 of Muhammad Ali alongside other celebrities. Donated by Park West Gallery, these photos included famous individuals such as The Beatles, Sammy Davis, Jr., George Foreman, President Clinton, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.