Motherhood Hall of Fame

The Motherhood Hall of Fame recognizes women of excellence in the area of academics, activism, literature, and the arts. Though we have been on hiatus from these awards, due to COVID, we look forward to re-activating this aspect of MoM in 2023.

In 2019, we welcomed Sara Ruben to the Motherhood Hall of Fame for her Mt. Kisco spiritual practice which has brought hope and healing to so many local women and families for over 25 years.

Saturday, May 6 – O’Malley Library Alumni Room on campus at Manhattan

Congrats to Our Past Inductees

Ruth Lubic (ED.D. ‘79, M.A. ‘61, B.S. ‘59)

Kimm Sun is a Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner

Performances, story-telling, and induction ceremony with co-sponsors Columbia Teachers College:


Dr. Amber Kinser and Ann Felsser – 2015

Joy Rose, Laura Tropp, Barbara Katz Rothman
Joy Rose, Laura Tropp, Barbara Katz Rothman and mother – MHOF Awards 2014

Dr. Andrea O’Reilly – for her work in pioneering feminist scholarship

Barbara Katz Rothman – for her work in advancing women and social theory

Dr. Phyllis Chesler – for her prolific work in the areas of feminist authorship and activism

MoM’s NYC PopUp space was made possible by Debra Whitefield and Barry Hanson. We were located on the UES of Manhattan 2011-2014. Over the course of 29 months we enjoyed visitors from around the world. Approximately 40,000 people used our space and we worked with local universities and high schools to offer service positions and internships for students. In 2019, MoM relocated to St. Petersburg, FL. Read more about MoM in New York below:

We are a new museum in NYC, first and only in the world – Museum Of Motherhood is a a vibrant portal in our UES community and reaching families from Brooklyn, Bronx, Westchester as well as Manhattan and global tourists. Open since Sept. 2011.

Daily tours include HERstorical perspectives with Birth Panels – Exploring Birth Practices Through The Ages from the 10th Century to the present, a Suffragette sitting room and Seneca Falls parlor, interactive story board & GRIEFitti Wall, Moms Of Rock exhibit, art by Feminist Mothers and Mother The Job that explores mother-work and ‘Global Motherhood’ Exhibits. The Museum also shows films and hosts performances. We have a play area with toys and Gymboree equipment, scholarly library, Story Time Under The Apple Tree, RealityWorks Infant Simulator Vests.


We host monthly exhibitions from guest artists. Some of those have included: Deborah Putnoi – The Weight We Carry, Installation; Ronnie Kamarow – The Bad Day, The Phase, Good Behavior; Paula Rendino Zaentz – Show Mommy Two Fingers, Bite Mommy’s Fingers, Got You; Joan Linder courtesy Mixed Greens, Untitled; Norman Gardner – The Art Of Pregnancy and more. Permanent Collections include: Alexia Nye Jackson – Mother The Job, mixed media installation, including photo, film, collage; Ella Dreyfus – Pregnancy Untitled; Jo Jayson, Maura McGurk and more.

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