M(otherhood) Part I

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 6 – 8 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

In this two-part program presented in collaboration with the University of Chicago Library’s Special Collections Research Center and the Poetry Foundation, explore the concept of motherhood through contemporary art, medical and anatomical publications, and poetry.

FREE. Participants have the option to attend one or both sessions. Space may be limited, please register in advance.

Presented by the Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago Library's Special Collections Research Center, and the Poetry Foundation.

Part I features artist Lise Haller Baggesen reading from her book Mothernism and a discussion of motherhood and otherhood in Smart to the Core: Embodying the Self, as well as a tour of The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media at the nearby Special Collections Research Center, led by exhibition co-curators Brian Callender, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago; and Margaret Carlyle, Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, The University of Chicago.

Part II takes place on Thursday April 18, 6-8pm


Image: Spiegel, detail of De formato foetu liber singularis aeneis figuris exornatus, [1626]. alc fQM21.S672 1627 Rare. Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library.