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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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Interview with Bill Swislow: SPACES Board Emeritus

03 / 28 / 2021

William Swislow, a founder and longtime executive at, is now a digital media consultant, writer, art collector, and a lecturer at Northwester…

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Embedding the Surface: Concrete Art Environments and D.I.Y. Rubblework

03 / 14 / 2021

From the Hartman Rock Garden of Springfield, Ohio, to the Christensen Rock Garden of Albert Lea, Minnesota, nearly every concrete sculpture garden in…

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Mullinville's M.T. Liggett Visitors Center Nears Opening

03 / 6 / 2021

Myron Thomas (M.T.) Liggett (1930–2017) was well known for creating metal totems and whirligigs and has been called a folk artist, provocateur, activi…

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Recently Added Environments

The Blue Loop

Bath, Michigan

Tom Carapic

New York City, New York

Brunel Sculpture Garden

Boiceville, New York

Darren Miller

Markesan, Wisconsin

Eldren M. Bailey

Atlanta, Georgia

Vernon Burwell's Sculpture Garden

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Mary's Art Yard

Tallahassee, Florida

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From the Archives

Though Seymour Rosen is primarily known for his advocacy and photography of art environments photography practice, he also created photos of life around him and curated several important exhibitions like the 1966 show I Am Alive at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Check the SPACES blog to learn more about the founder of SPACES and his wide reach of artistic expression.

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