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Responding to our time, Picturing Motherhood Now brings together works by a diverse range of contemporary artists who reimagine the possibilities for representing motherhood. Drawing on a range of feminisms, it challenges familiar archetypes of motherhood, construing motherhood as a multivalent term. The artists in Picturing Motherhood Now use motherhood as a lens through which to examine contemporary social issues—the changing definitions of family and gender, the histories and afterlives of slavery, the legacies of migration, and the preservation of matrilineal Indigenous cultures.
Picturing Motherhood Now focuses on art made in the past two decades, while integrating work by significant pioneers to narrate an intergenerational and evolving story of motherhood.
Picturing Motherhood Now includes work by: Mequitta Ahuja, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Firelei Báez, Louise Bourgeois, Carolina Caycedo, Andrea Chung, Zackary Drucker, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Aaron Gilbert, Mona Hatoum, Titus Kaphar, Mary Kelly, M. Carmen Lane, My Barbarian, Jordan Nassar, Alice Neel, Senga Nengudi, Aliza Nisenbaum, Catherine Opie, Jasmeen Patheja, Wendy Red Star, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Anri Sala, Jacolby Satterwhite, Patricia Satterwhite, Rose B. Simpson, Kaari Upson, Carrie Mae Weems, D’Angelo Lovell Williams and Carmen Winant.
Listen to a spoken word piece inspired by the exhibition:
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