Watch Party

“Dear Mom” Premiere

May 25, 2024
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

An on-set photograph taken during the filming of “Dear Mom" shows the artist in the center leading a group of child actors hand-in-hand. A videographer with camera equipment is just ahead of them, walking backwards as the group moves forward.
“Dear Mom,” 2023. Music by Pax Ressler and John Jarboe. John Jarboe, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. The Rose Garden, 2024. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Join the cast of “Dear Mom” for a celebration of the film collaboration between John Jarboe and FWM. Inspired by The Sound of Music’s “Do-Re-Me,” “Dear Mom” is described by the artist as “a sing-along healing ritual for trans folx that uses cinematic fantasy to imagine what it would feel like if our parents and guardians believe us when we tell them who we are.”

The event will feature composer Pax Ressler, actors from the film, and members of the Philadelphia Girls Choir.

Organized in conjunction with John Jarboe: The Rose Garden.

Event Information

May 25, 2024
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Green Room, Second Floor Gallery


Free ($5 suggested donation)
Advance RSVP required | Limited space available



After Hours

Please note that the rest of the museum, including The Rose Garden, will be closed at 5:00 pm. To plan your visit to the exhibition, please reserve timed tickets during our regular museum hours.


Major support for John Jarboe: The Rose Garden has been generously provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.