While onsite at the MOM Art Annex, Batya Weinbaum will be constructing a fertility goddess mural from 6000 BCE. Her work elaborates on the Neolithic period, influenced by the works of Marija Gimbutas, Riane Eisler, Monica Sjoo (The Great Cosmic Mother) and Elizabeth Barber (Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years), who discuss periods of human history when motherhood was not a liability but something to be revered.
The Museum of Motherhood, the ProCreate Project, the Mom Egg Review present an international exchange of ideas and art. M.A.M.A. celebrates the notion of being “pregnant with ideas” in new ways. Words intersect with art and explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. These pathways between the creative, the literary, the digital, and the real, as well as the everyday: wherever you live, work, and play, the Art of Motherhood is made manifest.
Let us create! Let us show our souls! Let us paint our dreams and mold images out of clay. Let us stitch together a history that weaves its way from the city of the arts, in the neighborhood of Kenwood, ‘where art lives’, all the way to you, wherever you may be. Help MoM grow this #GivingTuesday!
Marin Sardy is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia (2019). Sardy’s essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, Guernica, the Paris Review Daily, the Missouri Review, and many other journals, as well as in two award-winning photography books. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Sardy has three times had her work listed as “notable” in the Best American series, and she has been awarded residency fellowships at Hawthornden Castle and Catwalk Institute. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and teaches nonfiction writing for Pace University and Authors Publish.