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Mother The Job Exhibit: Sept. 1- Dec. 2011 l Read More About The Exhibit
MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe exhibition Topic Gallery: Mama Then & Now which explores how women from one generation to the next experience motherhood. Mama Then & Now launches April 3 and will be our featured Gallery through the end of April.
In this new topic gallery, we’re asking how the experiences of mothers, grandmothers, and daughters compare. Do some lessons from mothers remain the same, while others shift according to cultural norms? The Mama Then & Now gallery includes an essay from Musimbi Kanyoro of the Global Fund for Women, discussing how despite changing roles of mothers and grandmothers, the essential desire of mothers of all generations for a better world remains the same; an incredible art series from Kathy Halper, who embroidered images from Facebook as a way to reflect on how technology changes her relationship with her children; and an essay from photographer Paola Gianturco, who describes how grandmothers globally are doing more than baking cookies and knitting—they’re becoming global activists.
We are the first and only facility of its kind. The International Museum Of Motherhood serves as a valuable resource for everyone including those who wish to honor mother-work and those who wish to study the cultural family, from lay-people, to school children to serious scholars. As an organization devoted to educating the world about the contributions of mothers both historically and in contemporary culture, we intend to fill a longstanding void by focusing on the many roles of mothers with our physical and virtual library, exhibit facility, traveling productions, and resource center. We honor the many unsung heroes as well as the famous and great and share their remarkable stories of how women can cope, inspire and prevail. There are all types of mothers honored here, stepmothers, adoptive mothers, single mothers, divorced mothers and mothers who successfully navigated married life. The Museum of Motherhood is the house that is home to all their stories.
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