How were infants and children historically fed? How were births assisted in the past? Have assistive childbirth and feeding objects and methods changed through the years?
Lindsey Beal, a photo-based artist in Providence, Rhode Island, will share her artwork and research into this history, which includes images of the M. E. Alberts, MD, infant feeder collection photographed in 2019 at the McGoogan Health Sciences Library. The collection will soon be on display in the Wigton Heritage Center.
Beal will share her work online, via Zoom, on Jan. 25 at noon. Registration is required.
Beal teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She was a recent Mellon faculty fellow at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and is currently the curatorial assistant at the Worcester Art Museum’s prints, drawings and photographs room.
She combines research about historical and contemporary women’s lives with historical photographic processes, often including sculpture, papermaking and artist books in her work. Inspired by the ways in which contemporary American society views women, she investigates how women lived in the past, drawing parallels and contrasts between women’s lives then and now. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Slate France, BBC Mundo and New Scientist. It also has been shown in national museums, galleries and universities, as well as published in textbooks and periodicals.
This presentation will not be recorded.