Museum of Motherhood

Museum of Motherhood

Museum of Motherhood
Established 2003
Location Currently online New York, New York, United States
Visitors 20,000 2011-2014
Director Martha Joy Rose
Website Museum of Motherhood

The Museum of Motherhood, also known as M.O.M, was conceived in 2003 and opened to the public on Main St. in Dobbs Ferry, NY. M.O.M. is currently a popup museum, formerly located in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan's Upper East Side. It is believed to be the only museum to focus on motherhood and the role of the mother.[1] It also features the work of local mothers. The museum's founder, Joy Rose, lead singer of Housewives on Prozac, also founded Mamapalooza, which showcases the musical talents of moms.[2] Originally scheduled to be open in Upper East Side location through December 2011,[2] the museum remained open into 2012. It hopes to eventually find a permanent home.[3]


  1. ^ Cohen, Stefanie (2011-09-14). Mother' of all museums"'".  
  2. ^ a b Halperin, Rory (2011-08-18). "Preview: Museum of Motherhood".  
  3. ^ "Exploring the Museum of Motherhood".  

External links

  • Official website
  • New Directions In Motherhood Studies, Samira Kawash