'The Lives They Left Behind'

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'The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic'

When: Thursday through Sept. 24, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Frick Fine Arts Gallery, 620 Schenley Drive, Oakland.

Exhibit: All lectures and films will be held in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission to all events is free.

Information: 412-661-7860, ext. 2018.


Thursday: Darby Penney, co-curator of exhibit and book, "The Lives They Left Behind."

Sept. 9: Photographer Matthew Murray will speak about his project "Abandoned in America," which documents abandoned structures.

Sept. 16: Robert Whitaker, author of "Mad in America," an award-winning history of mental health treatment in the United States, and "Anatomy of an Epidemic," about the increased use of anti-depressant drugs.

Sept. 22: Art historian Carla Yanni, author of "The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States."


Sept. 7: "King of Hearts" (1966, France). Directed by Philip Broca. A Scottish soldier in World War II, played by Alan Bates, leaves the door to a mental hospital open while trying to disarm a bomb. The inmates escape, take over the town and crown the soldier as their king.

Sept. 14: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975, U.S.). Directed by Milos Forman. Based on the 1962 Ken Kesey novel and winner of five Academy Awards. An anti-authoritarian criminal, played by Jack Nicholson, enters a mental hospital as a ploy to avoid hard labor on a prison farm.

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