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'Designing Motherhood: Things That Make or Break Our Births'
MassArt Art Museum
Through Dec. 18
"There’s a certain art to giving birth. Now, MAAM explores that art, looking at human reproduction specifically through the lens of design. Tracing breast pumps, forceps, maternity clothes, baby monitors and other accoutrements of motherhood from the 19th-century through the present day, the show features more than 200 pieces reflecting changing reproductive rights and societal norms. Everything about birth and motherhood has evolved in the last 150 years, including contraception, pregnancy, the actual experience of giving birth and postpartum life."