Arts Matter with Queen Nur: “You Learn That There is More Sameness Than Other”

“What you learn, especially through storytelling, is that there is more sameness than there is other.”

Listen to YA teaching artist Queen Nur share her experience working in schools with children of all faiths but sharing the struggles Muslim children face as their own holiday celebrations go unrecognized. Queen’s reflections on how art can give students of all faiths invaluable glimpses into the worlds of others to elevate all children was the inspiration to launch our newest program, United We Create.
Funded by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, United We Create is designed to increase understanding between students who are Muslim and those of other faiths, through the creation of programs that celebrate art and folklore from Muslim traditions.