Quarterly Exhibits at The Factory

Sept- Oct 2023: Motherhood in Motion; action & embodiment – featuring the art of Amy Wolf. The seesaw; practicing balance & cooperation in a civil society, and the Founding Mothers (of sociology and beyond)

November -Jan 2023: Mother The Job; 1950’s to Present -featuring the works of Alexia Nye Jackson along with multidisciplinary community narratives.

Feb-April 2024: Threads of Connection- MoM conference featuring: sorry/not sorry; confronting mother (and) blame- healing and resistance in contemporary culture and beyond– featuring the Mother Tree by Helen Hiebert & Madison Hendry.

May- July 2024: Interiors – Goddesses & the Geography of a Woman: featuring Christen Clifford and the Goddesses of Malta.

MoM nurtures conversations about the Art, Science, and History of American motherhood, the interdisciplinary field of Mother Studies, and provides opportunities to share personal perspectives and experiences through our various initiatives. Our extensive library with films on a wide variety of topics, research materials from the Demeter Press Collection, and ephemera provide inspiration for those looking to deepen their understanding of mother studies.

Our exhibits reflect some of the HER-story of the people who have inhabited MoM as well as the artists, volunteers, and humans who have helped to collectively interpret feminism, activism, and society. As part of the new BIG HUMAN FAMILY exhibit online, we see the ways in which our bodies and MINDS intersect to create our reality.

As we grow and establish a story about our families & ourselves, we interpret our experiences by naming and labeling them. At MoM we attempt to widely disseminate these interpretations in order to counter narratives which have kept women less visible and carework on the margins.

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