MISSION – We Are an Arts, Culture, and Social Change Space
The Museum of Motherhood (MOM) is the first and only exhibition and education center devoted to elucidating the science, history, and art of mothers and the multicultural family in perpetuity.
We do not discriminate and recognize diversity as a guiding premise.
Permanent Collection & Rotating Exhibitions
Resource Center & Library
Womb Room Gallery
The Museum is made possible through the Motherhood Foundation Inc. non-profit 501c3
SEE OUR GOALS FOR 2021 – DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS: LINK to PDF –MOM_One_Sheet
The MOM Art Annex is organized as a “living museum”. It’s initiatives are activated by students, scholars, artists, and volunteers invested in its mission and well-being, free to the public, and open to evolving, interdisciplinary perspectives of women and families on an ongoing basis in perpetuity.
The MOM Art Annex is available for residencies at low or no-cost for students, scholars, and artists engaged in research, art-making, and literature about women, mothers, and families, by application, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
As of 2016, the M.O.M. Art Annex is located in Historic Arts Enclave of St. Petersburg, Florida as an exhibition and residency center. Tours are available by appointment only. Annual academic Conferences are ongoing, in partnership with USF Women’s and Gender Studies Department.
MOM ART ANNEX
The MOM Art Annex is located on the property of 538 28th St. North in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is available for workshops, classes, and art residencies focused on women, mothers, and families.
The MOMArt Annex is registered as a non-profit entity in Florida. Fundraising for facility expansion and programming is ongoing.
The NYC M.O.M. space was active on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in a location donated by Gymboree franchise owners Deb Whitefield and Barry Hanson (2011-2014). Situated at 401 E. 84th St. in NYC, the space comprised of approximately 2,500 square feet. Within that location were a variety of stations (exhibits) that featured science, art, and history; The Womb Room with RealCareTM Babies, and Pregnancy Simulator Vests; The Suffragette Sitting Room, featuring a large “Write Out Loud” wall, encouraging people to share their stories and raise their voices, The Seneca Falls Room, Moms of Rock, Global Perspectives, Caregiving perspectives, a stage, a play area, a reading area (for children), and adult library.
Travelers from Angola, Mexico, and the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland, Italy, Israel (to name a few) made the museum a destination. Interns from local colleges and high schools constituted approximately 60 volunteer and research participants per annum.
DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS: LINK to PDF –MOM_One_Sheet_Letter_2021
LEGAL: Motherhood Foundation Inc.
The Motherhood Foundation is a certified nonprofit 501c3 connecting Women, Mothers and Families through Music, Art, Activism and Education for Cultural, Economic & Social awareness, by creating, producing and presenting visual, literary, educational, academic, performing arts exhibits that celebrate, nurture and support women with a special emphasis on mothers, and their activities. MFI pays tribute to mothers (Moms) and gives individuals and groups of Moms opportunities for artistic, academic, and cultural presentations they might not otherwise have; free of age, race and socio-economic barriers. MFI cares about, and acts upon the status of women, mothers and families, while addressing important issues, creating meaningful content, and providing compelling educational and community experiences.
(Copyright; M.O.M. 2011)