Art & Culture

Our Vision

Art and Culture have the capacity to positively impact the human experience for both children and adults. The Simms/Mann Institute creates programs that explore art in all forms and, through this exploration, encourages individuals to reflect on their own history and culture.

Explore the projects that are helping to further our mission

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USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

In 2016, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation established the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Dance Scholarship at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

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Simms/Mann Habits for Health Exhibit at Cayton Children’s Musuem

The Simms/Mann Family Foundation has partnered with Sharewell to create a health and wellness overlay at the new Cayton Children’s Museum, entitled “Simms/Mann Habits for Health.” Doors to the all-new Cayton Children’s Museum will officially open in early summer 2019 in Downtown Santa Monica.

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MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

The Simms/Mann Institute supported MOXI’s mission by donating to the Bridge for Interactive Media exhibit, which features rotating displays of new media arts and technology. The exhibit will allow visitors to discover a unique showcase for a wide range of digital interactive experiences designed in partnership with area artists, educators and scientists.

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

In partnership with the Simms/Mann Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is building the world's leading movie museum in the heart of Los Angeles, set to open in 2019. The Simms/Mann Family Foundation endowed a 275-seat theater in honor of Ted Mann.

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Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota

The Foundation supported the production of the Tedd Mann Concert Hall, a world-class concert auditorium overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River, in 1993.

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Aspen Music Festival and School

The Simms/Mann Foundation endowed a Piano Chair and annually supports two piano students at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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Hold Onto Your Music Foundation

The Simms/Mann Institute supported production of the documentary, "I am a Pianist," which follows concert pianist, Mona Golabek, across America as she brings her mother and grandmother's inspiring story to students and communities.

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