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Art and Artifacts: Eighty-Six Reasons

Our exhibit showcases artist Kimberly Chapman’s work in companionship with artifacts from the Athens Asylum, which are part of our collections. Chapman’s Eighty-Six Reasons is an exploration of the way early asylums treated women.

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A Word From the Curator

Artist Kimberly Chapman’s work will be showcased at SOHC in companionship with artifacts from the Athens Asylum, which are part of our collections.

Chapman’s Eighty-Six Reasons is an exploration of the way early asylums treated women. As this exhibit is centered on the Eighty-Six Reasons women were placed in asylums, we feel it is important to spend time discussing the history of Athens’ own asylum, as well as Chapman’s view of her work. As you come into the History Center, the first case you will see is a statement about our intent with this exhibit; we hope to share our vision as well as an important part of Athens’ history too. 

A Word From the Artist

Artist Kimberly Chapman’s work will be showcased at SOHC in companionship with artifacts from the Athens Asylum, which are part of our collections. Chapman’s Eighty-Six Reasons is an exploration of the way early asylums treated women. As this exhibit is centered on the Eighty-Six Reasons women were placed in asylums, we feel it is important to spend time discussing the history of Athens’ own asylum, as well as Chapman’s view of her work. As you come into the History Center, the first case you will see is a statement about our intent with this exhibit; we hope to share our vision as well as an important part of Athens’ history too. 

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