Exhibits & Galleries

Temporary Exhibits

There’s always something new going on at the Muhammad Ali Center! In addition to the permanent exhibitions and the items from the permanent collection on display, several times a year the Center will unveil new temporary exhibitions. These are included in regular admission price.

SACRAMENTO, CA.- A remarkable collection of 22 works by 19 artists from Evolve the Gallery’s Ali: The Greatest collection will be on loan to the Muhammad Ali Center (MAC) in Louisville, Kentucky. The highly anticipated exhibition will open with a private reception on Ali’s birthday, Thursday, January 17, 3013 and run through March 30, 2013. Ali: The Greatest debuted at Evolve the Gallery in January of 2012 and was heavily attended and viewed. The selected works comprised in the collection were chosen for their aesthetic power in conveying the intense emotions conjured by the image of Muhammad Ali. The exhibit includes works in various mediums by prominent artists like David P. Flores, Frank Robinson, Charly Palmer, DL Warfield, Joe Iurato, James Gayles and features local artists: Gerry GOS” Simpson, Lisa Alonzo, and Kinzie Davis. Works by Jason Robichau and Joseph Adolphe were recently added to the collection. This special loan is part of an on-going effort by Evolve the Gallery to showcase the many facets of Muhammad Ali’s life and his connection to people of all racial, political and economic backgrounds through visual art. Evolve the Gallery owner’s Brady and A.Michelle Blakeley have been working closely with MAC for the past year to bring this exciting opportunity to fruition. The exhibition at MAC is accompanied by a VIP reception and gallery talk.

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SACRAMENTO, CA.- A remarkable collection of 22 works by 19 artists from Evolve the Gallery’s Ali: The Greatest collection will be on loan to the Muhammad Ali Center (MAC) in Louisville, Kentucky. The highly anticipated exhibition will open with a private reception on Ali’s birthday, Thursday, January 17, 3013 and run through March 30, 2013. Ali: The Greatest debuted at Evolve the Gallery in January of 2012 and was heavily attended and viewed. The selected works comprised in the collection were chosen for their aesthetic power in conveying the intense emotions conjured by the image of Muhammad Ali. The exhibit includes works in various mediums by prominent artists like David P. Flores, Frank Robinson, Charly Palmer, DL Warfield, Joe Iurato, James Gayles and features local artists: Gerry GOS” Simpson, Lisa Alonzo, and Kinzie Davis. Works by Jason Robichau and Joseph Adolphe were recently added to the collection. This special loan is part of an on-going effort by Evolve the Gallery to showcase the many facets of Muhammad Ali’s life and his connection to people of all racial, political and economic backgrounds through visual art. Evolve the Gallery owner’s Brady and A.Michelle Blakeley have been working closely with MAC for the past year to bring this exciting opportunity to fruition. The exhibition at MAC is accompanied by a VIP reception and gallery talk.

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SACRAMENTO, CA.- A remarkable collection of 22 works by 19 artists from Evolve the Gallery’s Ali: The Greatest collection will be on loan to the Muhammad Ali Center (MAC) in Louisville, Kentucky. The highly anticipated exhibition will open with a private reception on Ali’s birthday, Thursday, January 17, 3013 and run through March 30, 2013. Ali: The Greatest debuted at Evolve the Gallery in January of 2012 and was heavily attended and viewed. The selected works comprised in the collection were chosen for their aesthetic power in conveying the intense emotions conjured by the image of Muhammad Ali. The exhibit includes works in various mediums by prominent artists like David P. Flores, Frank Robinson, Charly Palmer, DL Warfield, Joe Iurato, James Gayles and features local artists: Gerry GOS” Simpson, Lisa Alonzo, and Kinzie Davis. Works by Jason Robichau and Joseph Adolphe were recently added to the collection. This special loan is part of an on-going effort by Evolve the Gallery to showcase the many facets of Muhammad Ali’s life and his connection to people of all racial, political and economic backgrounds through visual art. Evolve the Gallery owner’s Brady and A.Michelle Blakeley have been working closely with MAC for the past year to bring this exciting opportunity to fruition. The exhibition at MAC is accompanied by a VIP reception and gallery talk.

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SACRAMENTO, CA.- A remarkable collection of 22 works by 19 artists from Evolve the Gallery’s Ali: The Greatest collection will be on loan to the Muhammad Ali Center (MAC) in Louisville, Kentucky. The highly anticipated exhibition will open with a private reception on Ali’s birthday, Thursday, January 17, 3013 and run through March 30, 2013. Ali: The Greatest debuted at Evolve the Gallery in January of 2012 and was heavily attended and viewed. The selected works comprised in the collection were chosen for their aesthetic power in conveying the intense emotions conjured by the image of Muhammad Ali. The exhibit includes works in various mediums by prominent artists like David P. Flores, Frank Robinson, Charly Palmer, DL Warfield, Joe Iurato, James Gayles and features local artists: Gerry GOS” Simpson, Lisa Alonzo, and Kinzie Davis. Works by Jason Robichau and Joseph Adolphe were recently added to the collection. This special loan is part of an on-going effort by Evolve the Gallery to showcase the many facets of Muhammad Ali’s life and his connection to people of all racial, political and economic backgrounds through visual art. Evolve the Gallery owner’s Brady and A.Michelle Blakeley have been working closely with MAC for the past year to bring this exciting opportunity to fruition. The exhibition at MAC is accompanied by a VIP reception and gallery talk.

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Stirring the Fire (March 8 - May 11)

A photography exhibition produced by social documentary photographer Phil Borges. Visitors will learn about issues facing woman and girls worldwide. The stories of remarkable women reveal the practical pathways that helped them achieve social and economic justice in their communities and beyond. This exhibit is a “Fund for the Arts Community Arts Grant Partner” project at the Muhammad Ali Center. For more information on this exhibit, click here.

Give Peace a Chance (March 15 - May 26)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono used a "Bed-In" as a way to put themselves and their message of peace in the spotlight between May 26 and June 2, 1969, demonstrating vulnerability and openness along with unrelenting support of their personal beliefs. Through stories and photographs, many never widely-seen before, Give Peace a Chance offers visitors the opportunity to sit on the edge of the "Bed-In" which took place in Suite 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

Give Peace a Chance will be on display during "Abbey Road on the River," the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, which runs from May 22 - 26 in downtown Louisville.

Eat Well, Play Well (June 7 - September 7)
Can you stay balanced for more than a second? Are you as flexible as you could be? How much is an appropriate serving size? And just how long will it take you to burn off those calories? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you discover that healthy choices are all around us!

Eat Well, Play Well brings nutrition and fitness education together with components from Let's Get Active and Every Body Eats to encourage all-around healthy living for visitors of all ages! Children and their families learn the science of making healthy food choices while exploring fun and interesting ways to be active.

A Biographical look at Joe Louis (August-November, 2014)
This exhibit explores the life and legacy of boxing great and golf professional, Joe Louis. A hero in the African-American communities in the U.S. during his lifetime, our Joe Louis exhibit is on display during the Belle of Louisville’s 100th birthday celebration in 2014 - the same year that Joe himself would have turned 100.

Permanent EXHIBITS

Through dramatic multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits, historical video, countless images, and artifacts, you will learn about Muhammad Ali and his significant impact on the world: how Muhammad obtained greatness and then used it as a catalyst to do great things for the world and, in turn, inspire others to do the same. The visitor experience incorporates the six core principles of Muhammad Ali’s life: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality.

 

If You Can Dream Orientation Theater

Your introduction to the exhibits begins with an innovative five-screen Orientation Theater film, If You Can Dream. You will be immersed in an inspirational 14-minute film that provides an overview of Muhammad’s iconic life and introduces you to his six core principles.

Core Principle Pavilions

Each of the six pavilions help illustrate the “how’s” of Ali’s life: how he found the courage, the dedication and the discipline to become who he is today; how he found the conviction to stand up for what he believed and how he turned his passion for excellence in the ring to a passion for peace on the world stage.

Confidence

This cone-shaped theater in the Confidence Pavilion demonstrates how Ali’s self-esteem and self-confidence inspired and gave new confidence to black Americans during the Civil Rights era. This intimate experience conveys the sense of a two-way mirror and within frames, character actors share personal experiences of racial hatred and racial pride, then gradually begin to view themselves as beautiful and potent citizens.

Conviction

The Conviction Pavilion illustrates how Muhammad Ali put his beliefs into practice when he refused to be drafted into the Vietnam War and then maintained his stand in the face of a firestorm of criticism. Visitors are taken back in time through the interpretive panels and news reels of the Vietnam conflict; footage pertaining to Ali’s refusal into the draft; and other audio and images that illustrate this turbulent time in American history. Conviction is designed purposely to bombard the senses with lots of information and media, and dramatic, powerful shades of red.

Dedication

What does it take to become a champion? In this multimedia presentation, visitors will learn how Muhammad Ali set goals, worked diligently and tirelessly—and with tremendous focus and commitment –in order to become the heavyweight champion. A parade of pictures, narratives and graphics from family, trainers, and observers complement the film.

Respect

Muhammad Ali’s journey of respect was one of personal growth, change, and maturation, which has been viewed in various ways by others. Through a series of clips and interviews, this multimedia piece offers insight into Ali’s actions and much fodder for thought for visitors.

Giving

While Muhammad Ali’s athletic achievements and flamboyant style were widely known, his kindness and generosity are qualities that received little or no coverage in the press—in part, because Ali has long believed that charitable acts are a human obligation but should not be broadcast. In the interactive Giving Pavilion, visitors will enjoy narrative photos and personal accounts that speak to occasions of Ali’s giving- or his approach to life that are the substance of the pavilion.

Spirituality

The essential message of this contemplative pavilion space is that spiritual centering can afford peace, truth, and meaning in one’s life regardless of the path we choose. Specific components of the exhibit include: an inspiring media piece projected onto the dome of the pavilion ceiling; an interactive exhibit of the six “truths” of religion, a timeline of Ali’s personal spiritual journey, and a display of spirituality through the natural world.

The Greatest Film

From a chronological timeline of Muhammad Ali’s success in the ring and an assortment of boxing memorabilia to powerful multimedia presentations, sports enthusiasts will enjoy the rich display of Muhammad’s professional boxing career. An award-winning film, The Greatest, projected onto a boxing ring canvas, features video clips, photographs and other footage of Ali bouts, and historical interviews.

Train With Ali

An interactive and truly fun exhibit for kids of all ages, Train with Ali, is a re-creation of Muhammad Ali’s Deer Lake, Pennsylvania Training Camp. Visitors can try their hand at shadow boxing with the Champ, practice their rhythm on the speed bag, feel the power of an Ali punch on a heavy bag, and learn the techniques of the sport from champion boxer (and Muhammad’s daughter) Laila Ali.

Ali All the Time

Ali All the Time offers visitors the opportunity to view fifteen of Muhammad’s most famous fights “on demand.” This exhibit also incorporates pre- and post- fight material and original broadcast commentary.

Lighting the Way

In the Lighting the Way Theater, you will gain motivation to achieve your potential by re-living the memorable and pinnacle moment when Muhammad Ali carried the Olympic torch during the 1996 Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia. The experience provides powerful symbolism for you to find purpose and strength in your own life, to pass on concepts of respect, hope and understanding, and to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Hope and Dream Wall

Creativity abounds throughout the Center with a variety of mediums and media. Discover and admire the global collection of children’s artwork beautifully displayed on the 55-foot-long Hope and Dream Wall. Explore how young people around the globe, regardless of their culture, ethnicity, religion, or geographic destination, visually express the commonalities of their hopes and dreams for the future.

Global Voices

Global Voices is a unique exhibit that celebrates the spirit of the community. Both children and adults from around the world were invited to consider questions about the world and what they consider important or special. Answers to these questions were submitted in the form of original drawings, poems, and written messages that now grace a portion of the fourth floor of the Muhammad Ali Center.

 

Art Galleries

Visitors will enjoy the striking and thought-provoking pieces of art and photography in the Howard L.Bingham and LeRoy Neiman Galleries. Both Bingham and Neiman spent a significant amount of time with Ali, capturing priceless moments that include public and private moments throughout the Champ’s life.

 

Howard L. Bingham Gallery

An exhibit space that first focused on the exceptional photography of Mr. Howard Bingham, the Center’s Honorary Curator of Photography. Mr. Bingham has been a devoted friend to Muhammad Ali since 1962, and is also a Board Member of the Center. The Gallery is now a key space for almost all temporary exhibitions held at the Center.

LeRoy Neiman Gallery

A changing exhibit space on the second level of the Muhammad Ali Center is named in tribute to the world-renowned artist and Ali friend LeRoy Neiman. The LeRoy Neiman Gallery features works selected by Mr. Neiman and his curator that record several well-known Ali bouts as well as more personal and emotional portraits. LeRoy Neiman passed away in 2012.