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Arab American National Museum

Since opening its doors in 2005, the Arab American National Museum (AANM), a national institution of ACCESS, has remained the nation’s only cultural institution to document, preserve and present the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans. Located in Dearborn, Michigan, amid one of the largest concentrations of Arab Americans in the United States, AANM presents original exhibitions, cutting-edge art, film screenings, educational programs, culinary walking tours and performances in Michigan and in major cities across the U.S., and continually documents the history and experiences of Arab Americans. 

AANM is one of just four Michigan Affiliates of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AANM is a founding member of the Detroit-area arts collective CultureSource as well as the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility, and is a member of the National Performance Network.


Lillian Lorenzi
Director of Communications and Marketing

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