GUM celebrates VULVAweekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March
3 days after International Women's Day, GUM & the Botanical Garden taking a look ‘down there’ during the one and only VULVAweekend. On these two days, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March, you will be immersed in everything to do with the vulva, vagina and clitoris. Learn how to make clitoral clays, discover the evolution of sex toys and what the market has to offer the vulva today in Musée Privé, or help the Musée Vulvesque grow with your own Vulva Origami. 'Watch your words!' at CLITword to broaden your knowledge, play clit chase with CLITORIS GO! or start your Sunday with an inspiring conversation and a pussy cake at VULVABreakfast.
And of course you can also visit the PHALLUS. Norm & Form exhibition, which will be entering its final month.
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2023
CLITword, Clay the Clit, Museé Vulvesque, VULVA breakfast, Knit a Clit, Vagina Special and much more
All tickets for the workshops and activities also give access to the museum and the PHALLUS. Norm & Form exhibition
During VULVAweekend, we want to celebrate the vulva, vagina, clitoris and all the variations on what we have ‘down there’. Because we can, but also because the need to do so is still great. The sixteenth-century notions that vaginas are inverted, failed penises and that clitorises are flaws of nature sadly live on, hundreds of years after Vesalius. In contrast to the immense amount of research that has been done on the penis since time immemorial, studies of the vagina, vulva and clitoris are few and far between.
Fortunately, this is changing. You can find out more until 16 April at the PHALLUS. Norm & Form exhibition, and during our celebratory VULVAweekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March. On the programme:
Clay the Clit - workshop
VULVA breakfast - start your Sunday with a coffee, a pussy cake and a fascinating conversation about Wonderkamer's 'The Great Pussy Number' (in Dutch)
Musée Vulvesque - immerse yourself in the art of the origami VULVA
Knit the Clit - it's high time for your own crocheted clitoris sweater
ISALA - Let's swab! - The University of Antwerp's Isala project investigates the microbiome down under
CL!TORIS GO - No more Pokémon - Find the clitorises and win! (in Dutch)