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SPACES is dedicated to the study, documentation, and preservation of art environments and self-taught artistic activity.

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Finster Fest: The Celebration Continues

09 / 21 / 2022

Can you introduce yourself, your positions, and your work in the field of art environments? OK: Hi there! I’m Olivia Knauss and starting in December 2…

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SPACES Interview: Jenenne Whitfield on The Heidelberg Project

09 / 13 / 2022

Earlier this year, Annalise Flynn at SPACES connected with Jenenne Whitfield, President and CEO of The Heidelberg Project in Detroit, Michigan, for an…

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Seymour Inspired Cyanotypes

08 / 23 / 2022

SPACES Founder Seymour Rosen experimented with photographic processes through the creation of photograms. Photograms are an exposed image without the …

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Recently Added Environments

The Thing!

Dragoon, Arizona

God's Little Acre

Tucson, Arizona

Hi Jolly Monument

Quartzsite, Arizona

Cedar Hill Cemetery

Suitland, Maryland

McCourtie Park

Somerset Center, Michigan

Wayward Garden

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

School Bus Graveyard

Alto, Georgia

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From the Archives

SPACES’ Archive assistant Rachel Allison is currently working on digitizing Seymour Rosen’s slide collection documenting art environments. This photo is a recently digitized slide from the Jenner Beach Driftwood environment from 1973. An environment page for Jenner Beach is coming soon!



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