Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Dear AANM Members and guests,

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to impact our world, nation and now state, we would like to emphasize that the safety and health of our guests, staff and volunteers is our top priority. As a cultural and arts institution that serves as a local community space, we take very seriously the responsibility of ensuring every necessary measure is taken to protect the safety and well-being of our community.

It is because of this responsibility that we have made the decision to close the Museum to the public for the time being and until further notice. We will reassess the decision to reopen to the public as things develop.

Please remain informed of the facts. More information on COVID-19 and its spread and symptoms.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and will follow any and all recommendations from federal, state and local leaders. We thank you for your understanding and ask that you please continue to watch our social media and visit our website to stay up-to-date on all AANM announcements and happenings.

In the meantime, we are committed to providing online experiences and virtual events during this time, discoverable on our Experience page.

Thank You,
Arab American National Museum

Due to the pandemic, we have been closed to the public since March 13, 2020. Closed doors mean that our earned revenue streams have dried up, and some of our funding sources have pivoted to assist with COVID-19 relief or for their own financial survival. We are grateful to the following funders that have contributed to the Museum’s operations and assisted our transition to virtual programming in light of the pandemic:

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
  • The National Endowment for the Arts as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
  • The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • The Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund, managed by CultureSource and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Michigan Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
  • Arts Midwest in collaboration with Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Emergency Relief Fund (made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)

We are looking forward to the day we can safely reopen, but until then, we continue to rely on the generosity of individuals like you.

Your donation today will help us weather this crisis.
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