Museum of Motherhood Quarterly News
HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY WEEKEND: Here at M.O.M. we believe that one day is not enough to explore the social, cultural, and political influences that impact individuals in the middle of this complex and transformative experience. More than merely celebrating our mothers, let us understand the art, science, and history of these amazing human beings. MOM Art Annex programs are geared towards research, education, and creativity. Our new quarterly newsletter will be issued at the beginning of each May, September, January, and then again in May. Find out more about ongoing exhibits, conferences, and residencies by checking the website LINK
RESIDENCIES: MOM Art Annex Residencies are evolving. This year, residencies are open August 5th through October 20th and again for the month of December for artists, scholars, researchers, and students. Stay in your own private room with workspace onsite. This affordable opportunity is based on the belief that we learn through interaction and discover through play. Our collaborative environment allows for ample private work time with plenty of options to use our inspiring facility with exhibits on hand, while discovering beautiful St. Pete. Some planned activities, but mostly make of it what you will! Two bedrooms with a shared bath, kitchen, and porched area, plus ample gardens, extensive library, and private painting cottage make this the place for your project to blossom. This is a very low-rent donation-based program for $100 per week per person. Applications online: LINK
CONFERENCES: Each year since 2005, we have been organizing international academic and arts conferences. This year's conference focuses on "Rewriting Trauma & Visibility: Motherwork, Pregnancy, and Birth". Location and Date in 2019 TBD. LINK
JOURNAL: The Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS) focuses on widely disseminating the work of conference participants, scholars, researchers, and students through an online digital humanities platform. If you are writing about mothers and families please consider submitting your work. The Journal is currently accepting new work for late summer publication. LINK
CLASSES: Look for classes in Mother Studies at Manhattan College and online in the spring of 2019. Martha Joy Rose is thrilled to return to the MC campus in New York for the spring semester.
INTERNSHIPS: Internships are ongoing at M.O.M. We are proud to announce former intern Shauna Ricketts' Fulbright Award LINK. We welcome Candace Lecco  of USF grad school for the spring/summer 2018 season. Candace is currently at work editing our "Birth Practices Through the Ages" posters and will jump on board the JourMS train this summer, editing and coordinating the 3rd Annual DH Journal of Mother Studies. Write us if you are interested in internships. LINK
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS: Featuring M.A.M.A. (Mothers Are Making Art), monthly online exhibits in collaboration with the Museum of Motherhood, Procreate Project and the Mom Egg Review. Submit your work by writing or LINK
LOCAL IMPACT: Each year since 2017, MOM has participated in the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood Studio Tour, opening our doors to the public for one special weekend in March and sharing exhibitions with the hundreds of people who take advantage of this opportunity to explore Kenwood, St. Pete: "Where Art Lives." LINK
BREAST FEEDING HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD: This just in from Sabrina from UNICEF in New York:
Firstly, we have a new report that shows that a very high number of American babies have never been breastfed.
Breastmilk saves lives, protects babies and mothers against deadly diseases, and leads to better IQ. Despite these benefits the US alone accounts for more than one-third of the 2.6 million babies in high-income countries who were never breastfed. Our analysis shows that American mothers require much more support in the form of paid family leave and paid breastfeeding breaks. 
Secondly, I’m sure you’ve been following the debate about  the high numbers of mothers dying during childbirth in the US and around the world.We have been very active in this discussion. For example, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Serena Williams wrote about it for us in February. More about UNICEF here. LINK
ENGLAND DAW Takeover this week
Desperate Artwives in collaboration with artist Susan Merrick invite you to the next Public Takeover-- exploring women’s visibility/invisibility within the workplace. By placing DAW in highly recognized patriarchal spaces, the Takeover aims to respond to issues women & mothers face in the workplace, not least the gender pay gap and gender assumptions around childcare. Our action will also include a connection to the invisible and undervalued work in the home that is still undertaken mainly by women. LINK
o WHEN: Friday 11th of May
o WHERE: meet at 11:45am at BANK Station the action will start at 12 and ends at approximately 12:45 London, England
o WHAT: Takeover Bank area by covering ourselves with domestic item of fabric (any shape, any colour) and stand still for the duration of the action. People joining social media can choose their own space to take over.
o Remember to use all hash-tags when sharing your images on social media.
  • #desperateartwives
  • #publictakeover
  • #uniteddespitethedistance
Thank you to Authentic Florida for spreading the good word about M.O.M. Click the banner below to read the full article or follow this LINK
MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY: in New York City - come out and PLAY with MaMaPaLooZa! FREE
Event will be held on May 27, 2018. This annual outdoor arts and culture festival will feature live music, family-focused vendors, dance performances, wellness activities, art, kids shows, and much more. Hours: Noon-5pm
LOCATION: Riverside Park South I 136 Riverside Blvd I New York, NY 10069 Entrance at 68th St and West End Ave I Follow Ramp to Pier
FEATURED BOOK: Memories from My Daughter's Childhood/A Trilogy Part 1 - A Message to Future Generations. (FREE) LINK
DEMETER PRESS: The Music of Motherhood LINK
ABOUT: As of 2017, the M.O.M. Art Annex is located in Historic Artist Enclave of St. Petersburg, Florida. It is an exhibition and residency center housed within the live/work space of artist, activist, and scholar Martha Joy Rose. Tours are available by appointment only. Annual academic Conferences are ongoing.
DONATIONS: Tax deductible donations may be made to the New York nonprofit 501c3  Motherhood Foundation Inc. and go to support the ongoing work of M.O.M.
MOTHERS' DAY EVERYDAY: Don't forget, you can make a last-minute gift to your mother by adding her name to our TRIBUTE wall. Your testimony lives in perpetuity and we'll send her an authentication of your message via e-mail or snail mail (whichever you prefer). Find out more: LINK

Pictured here Jessica Soininen-Eddis (left), her gift to MOM and Candace Lecco
 2018 MOM resident, Jessica Soininen-Eddis (left) & painted chair (pictured lower right) intern Candace Lecco
538 28th St. N. St. Petersburg, Florida    877-711-MOMS (6667)

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