The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
Bull Street: Life Behind the Wall
Sept. 1 - Oct. 14
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic looks at the moving personal histories of some of the people who were patients at the Willard Psychiatric Hospital in New York. Created by The Community Consortium to honor the unique stories of these people, it is being toured in museums across the country by The Exhibition Alliance.
On view at the same time is Bull Street: Life Behind the Wall, which examines the history and operation of South Carolina mental institution from the perspective of the patients who lived, worked, and sometimes were treated there.
The showing of both of these exhibitions at the State Museum is made possible by support from several South Carolina advocacy organizations and providers of services to individuals with mental illness.
These exhibits can be seen in the Palmetto Gallery through Oct. 14.