Christopher Payne "Asylum"

Clic Bookstore & Gallery (255 Centre St.)

poster for Christopher Payne "Asylum"

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Massive state-funded mental hospitals, many of them among the largest and most elaborate structures ever erected in America, were a prominent feature of the American landscape for more than a century. Once sources of civic pride before becoming warehouses of neglect, the asylums were emptied towards the end of last century, and now sit crumbling, keeping their secrets. Many of them are already gone. Architectural photographer Christopher Payne was granted unprecedented access to document the abandoned buildings and interiors over a period of six years.



from April 13, 2010 to May 23, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-04-15 from 18:00 to 21:00

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