The Arts & Entertainment Network

of the North Shore of Massachusetts

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Sara Maurno

Sara Maurno, host, producer - Dann Maurno, co-host, writer

 

 

Become an Urban Explorer this week as we visit

with two artists who have honored the lives forever

entwined with the Danvers State Hospital

Artist Michael Ramsuer gives the asylum's "foreboding architecture and Gothic gloom, a much-welcomed and bold-faced awareness of hope, beauty and pathos"

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Historical preservationist John Archer described the architecture of DSH as “a testament to the human condition no less formidable than the Hermitage or Buckingham Palace,” and has created a home extension filled with light, music and art with artifacts from the wing for the sexually insane.

(Read more of historical writer Dorothy Vitello Malcolm's review)

*from "Scrap Mansion" in the New York Tmes)

Watch Episode 6