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KIDS ROCKWELL will be open open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through April 29.

M(other)hood

From January 21, 2023 to June 18, 2023

Location: Special Projects Gallery (Floor 2)

Mothers are the people in our lives who nurture, support, care for and love us.  We tend to associate them with ideals of the home, cooking, nursing, and other imagery of taking care of children–and this has been reinforced through visual representations of mothers throughout the history of art. However, a biological mother doesn’t always fulfill this role. For many of us, “mother figures” fill that role in our lives and serve as surrogates or in addition to our biological mothers. These figures can be other relatives, such as grandmothers, aunts or sisters. They may also come from the families that we build around ourselves. 

Romare Bearden, Family (Mother and Child),1980, Color screenprint on paper, 21 × 16 3/4 in. Clara S. Peck Fund. 2021.4.1

2017, Lithograph on paper, 28 × 27 in. Reifschlager Fund. 2019.3.1

Cast 1903, Bronze, 12 × 18 × 5 in. Rockwell Foundation. 83.30 F

Peaceful oil painting of mother deer with two fawns

1874, Oil on board, 10 × 14 in. Gift of Robert F. Rockwell, Jr. 78.69 F.

1930, Wood engraving on paper, 8 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. Clara S. Peck Fund. 2022.9

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About the Artist

Charles Schreyvogel, The Last Drop

Catalogue Number 83.30F

Rockwell Collection

This exhibition was curated from The Rockwell’s collection. The Rockwell Museum tells the story of the American experience through art. Temporary exhibitions like this one allow us to bring lesser-seen gems to the public to shine and tell stories aligned with The Rockwell’s annual themes.