The Anthropology of Motherhood: Feeding Room
#notwhite Collective exhibits in Anthropology of Motherhood, A functional art installation curated by Fran Flaherty
Located in the Wyndham Grand Hotel.
The installation is a climate-controlled comfort station for families, including:
• Semi-private breast/bottle feeding area with comfy chairs and nursing pillows
• Art by local artists who are also mothers
• Sink to wash hands/bottles/breastpump parts and water cooler to mix formula, thaw frozen milk, and hydrate
• Diaper changing tables
• Play area for siblings
• Volunteers from Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank, La Leche League, Black Breastfeeding Circle, and The Midwife Center
The Anthropology of Motherhood Feeding Room supported by Allegheny Health Network
#notwhite is: Alison Zapata, Amber Epps, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Fran Flaherty, Geña Musica, Liana Manese, Madame Dolores, Maggie Negrete, Martiza Mosquera, Sara Tang, Sara Aziz, Sarika Goulatia, and Veronica Corpuz
WE are a group of 13 women artists elevating the stories of the others. Those of us who do not fit neatly in the consensus boxes, neatly in cultural categories.
WE are bi/multi-racial/cultural, immigrant or descendants of immigrants. We have come together, to question, to investigate, dig deep into what identity is within and without the construct and context of white — not in skin color, but as a system of oppression, a system we do not align ourselves with. In lieu of police brutality, calls for bans, for walls, we hope to provide an artistic platform for difficult discussions on the complexities of cultural identity in America to move us towards humanity.