6 meetings on maternity from the joint perspective of art and science

On January 21, 2015 begins the cycle of meetings “Giving birth with art, the art of giving birth”, dedicated to pregnant and other women. This multidisciplinary project is on the subject of culture and health, which has always been an area of attention and intervention for Bracco Foundation, scientific partner of the initiative.

Scientific studies show that the thoughts, expectations and stress of a pregnant woman can influence, even significantly, the quality of the entire pregnancy, the birth, breastfeeding and development of the child. In this sense the joint perspective of art and science offers a chance to improve the well-being of mother and child.

After a first edition in Rome, the project, in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale Collezionisti d'Arte Contemporanea, continues in Milan with the patronage of one of the city’s main hospitals, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, and the collaboration of an important mill and Museum that will host the first five meetings in the cycle. The sixth and final appointment will be held in the Teatrino di Palazzo Visconti in Milan, headquarters of Bracco Foundation.

Calendar of appointments:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:30 PM – Psyche and the maternal constellation. The first three months of pregnancy (Gallerie d'Italia - Sala Mattioli, Milan)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – The mystery of expectancy and the reality of change. Monitoring pregnancy (Gallerie d'Italia - Sala Mattioli, Milan)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – The beauty of pregnancy. Dreams, diet and wellness in pregnancy (Gallerie d'Italia - Sala Mattioli, Milan)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – Origin and iconography of birth. The performance of giving birth (Gallerie d'Italia - Sala Mattioli, Milan)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:30 PM – Maternage and the art of being a mother. The newborn and the new life (Gallerie d'Italia - Sala Mattioli, Milan)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – Culture is good for health. The mother and the artist: Genesis of a work of art (Gallerie d'Italia - Sala Mattioli, Milan)

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