A Game of Art: Sansa & Loras + Monet’s Reading in the Garden
Ben Whishaw wins the leading actor BAFTA for his work on Richard II (The Hollow Crown).
By Hunter Oatman-Stanford
If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum, former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection.
Art Nouveau restaurant in Paris,France: “La Fermette Marbeuf”, originally created around 1898-1900 as the dining room of Hôtel Langham, then covered up when the style had become unfashionable. It was rediscovered by accident in 1978 and then restored to life.