The MOM Art Annex is an IRS-designated Florida non-profit501c3 incubator project for the Museum of Motherhood
Our current physical location serves to further our vision for the Museum of Motherhood project in St. Petersburg, FL.
In our current 1920s bungalow, located in the award-winning neighborhood of Historic Kenwood, we maintain our office, library, small exhibition space, and garden for gathering in. We also host residencies, create service-learning opportunities, and conduct tours. Our mission is to elucidate the art, science, and history of mothers in perpetuity.
The life of our museum is centered on the community of creators, families, and students who engage with MoM’s cultural presentations, education, and exhibitions for the purposes of increased awareness, inspiration, and opportunity.
The goal of the Museum of Motherhood is to serve populations within the academic, social, and intersectional community both online and in-person. Our visitors and volunteers have included young students age 16-21, graduate students, doctors, doulas, BIPOC women & mothers, feminists, single mothers, grandmothers, LGBTQA populations, child-free by choice advocates, single men, fathers, artists, nuns, Doe-fund workers, babies, artists, and intellectuals. We have pioneered programs in social justice with the Bronx Defenders (New York City), Saving Mothers (International), and Tampa Bay Breastfeeding Coalition (Florida) to name a few.
Until the Museum of Motherhood, no place on Earth collected, preserved, and disseminated information and artifacts about the many roles of mothers, and the many types of family. Many museums are well presented, educational, and entertaining. Yet, in addition, how many discuss the historical contributions of women’s labor, the breakthrough science of procreation, and art made from the maternal perspective. Our scope is uniquely comprehensive and focused.
We have actively and successfully organized pop-up exhibits on the Upper East Side of NY, multiple university settings, and a variety of cities. Each year, we organize residency opportunities, internships, conferences, and exhibits.
The need is great. Our current plans are focused on purchasing the Mother Tree sculpture (2023) and then commencing with our building campaign in order to raise funds for a next-stage building to house the Museum of Motherhood. Business plans are available upon request. Here are a few ways to ‘Get Involved’.
Checks may be made out to the MOM Art Annex and mailed to: 538 28th St. North St. Pete, Florida 33713