MoM creates, produces, and presents artistic, educational and cultural content that studies and supports women, mothers, and those exploring reproductive identity.
MoM seeks to marry education, herstory, creativity, culture, and community for the benefit of all with a special emphasis on women who are mothers by amplifying their voices. By collecting examples of the scope and breadth of the massive contributions m/others make, their works become recognized and generations benefit from the legacy and documentation of the collective cultural voice.
MoM seeks to highlight women’s achievements and honor their courage through the promotion of the creation of artistic and cultural content. Namely, we seek to educate and celebrate diverse M/others’ stories through ‘Motherhood In Motion’ exhibits, publications, presentations, artistic displays, and community gatherings that will result in a permanent home, in perpetuity, for the Museum Of Motherhood.
Onsite MoM displays and presentations are made visible through pop-ups, private showings, exhibitions, educational content, large-scale group gatherings, hosted events, presentations, partnerships, journals, media, conferences, university relationships, and online.
In fact, we have been doing this since 1997 when we first identified a ‘mother’s art movement’ through the MomsRock legacy pioneered by the band Housewives On Prozac (1997), then through the formation of the International Festival Series MaMaPaLooZa (2002), which evolved to include our first New York Non-Profit; Motherhood Foundation Inc. (2005), and finally through our creation of our Florida Non-Profit MOM Art Annex (2019) and our ongoing work through the Museum of Motherhood. Since those early days, we have proudly participated in the active development of a body of work inspired by the experiences of the people at the center of the m/other, mothering, and motherhood experience.
The Museum of Motherhood the ProCreate Project and MoM Egg Literary Review (MER) launched a monthly international exchange of ideas and art beginning in 2015. M.A.M.A. has celebrated the notion of being “pregnant with ideas” in new ways. This discourse has intersected with artists from around the world to better explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. Using words and art to connect new pathways between the academic, the para-academic, the digital, and the real, as well as the everyday: the Art of Motherhood is made manifest. MoM continues to add to her collections on site at the MoM Art Annex. A complete index and archive are coming soon.
Submit to M.A.M.A.- Mothers Are Making Art, online exhibitions in collaboration with Procreate Project and MER (Mom Egg Review). Click here or the MAMA banner below to submit.
Interactive Not-Quite-Ready-For Prime Time, Student Project on Art Herstory. Giavanna Hahn invites you to contribute to this ongoing project beginning May 2023.
As a multidisciplinary artist, I create song, visual art, dance, and writing which embodies and explores the role of the Sacred Feminine in our global culture. I encourage and celebrate as well, others’ expressions and perspectives on the Sacred Feminine. It is said that ‘She Is Everywhere’… will you look for her with me? Polly Wood, For Museum of Motherhood; Sacred Feminine Exhibit, 2010
Student Project by Giavanna Hahn – Mother Made Art
This project, undertaken in the Fall of 2022, is an interactive Art Map intended to be a collaborative project which may be added to. The map attempts to trace a timeline of mother -made art. Contact us at INFO@MOMmuseum.org if you would like to contribute (Ongoing). Log into Figma, create an account. Request permission to edit our shared file:
This is an introduction for future editors of the Museum of Motherhood Family Tree of
artists, mothers, feminists, and all in between. Below are instructions for adding the pictures and
stories submitted through the form to add to the continuous timeline. Reading through this
project you will find introductory information of contributors to the feminist art scene that can
inspire you for further research. The big idea of this project is to create an expansive family tree
of individuals, from all over the world, that align with the mission of the Museum of
Motherhood. This is a perpetual timeline of feminists who are adding to the documentation of the
feminist movement with the goal of creating a solid idea of what it means to be a mother in
Instructions for Adding to MoM’s Family Tree
- To add an image, click the “F” graphic in the top left corner of the webpage. Scroll down
to “File”, click “Import”, and choose a downloaded image.
- For aesthetic purposes, you can make the image a circle and place it over the already
provided green circles below the red line. Just click the image and then choose the middle
gray icon that says “Crop image”. Hover over the icon that says “Aspect ratio” and
choose the circle button. You can then crop and adjust the image.
- To add the text, simply click the text box next to where you placed the image that says
“Add text here”. Type whatever the person wrote within the form they submitted.
- To lock the image and text box click each and choose “Lock/unlock”. You will know
something is locked by clicking it and seeing a lock symbol.
- As mentioned above there is a red line. Everything above it is locked in order to ensure it
will not be edited or removed. Please do not unlock it!