Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood @ MoCP

The current exhibit on display at the Museum of Contemporary Photography is called Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood. The exhibit features 9 artist and as the website states "aims to challenge long-held stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity, the body and the identity of individuals within the family unit". The exhibit felt moody and gloomy, no romanticized illusions here. Although the exhibit is about motherhood, it made me actually reflect on my childhood and its gritty and dark parts. Moms and non-moms are bound to have different opinions about this exhibit and it would be interesting to hear from both sides.

The exhibit is on display through July 13. If you are downtown on Mothers Day (May 11) skip the flowers and bring your mom to this exhibit, it is bound to be a good conversation starter if you are looking for one.