We believe American Muslims must take the lead in building tolerance and fostering a respect for human rights and social justice. We work to change the discourse within both the American Muslim community and in the broader American Society. AIC advocates for the American Muslim community, meeting with leaders on Capitol Hill and government agencies and collaborating with NGOs and campaigns.
AIC also works abroad, offering a diverse array of programs, events and initiatives across the Middle East and North Africa. With six offices in four countries and a full-time staff of more than 25 people, AIC continues to grow and expand its reach in accomplishing its mission.
Muslim Women in the Arts: A Boston exhibition
The series aims in part to address a lack of exhibits by contemporary Muslim artists in Boston’s galleries and museums, a void that reinforces the perception that Muslim art is limited to calligraphy and rugs. In fact, Boston is home to a vibrant scene of stereotype-shattering artistic innovators from across the Muslim world.
“Home and Away” showcases four diverse examples of this new paradigm of artist: female, of Muslim heritage, and shaped by complex hybrid identities - some with a hidden Jewish heritage, others with seemingly contradictory roots (e.g. Mecca and New Mexico). The shapes, colors, textures, and subject matter provides insight beyond words, offering a window into the past, and a microcosmic view of the issues and experiences that shape so many women today.