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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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Vernon Burwell's Sculpture Garden

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Mary's Art Yard

Tallahassee, Florida


5012 Schönenwerd

Sam "The Dot Man" McMillan's Shop/Studio

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ham Can Shrines

Earlville, Iowa

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JMKAC Art Preserve Preview: Interview with Laura Bickford

01 / 12 / 2021

The Art Preserve is an experimental space built for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s collection of over thirty-five artist-built environments. De...

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SPACES Archives Year in Review 2020

12 / 17 / 2020

Though, like the rest of you, we spent much more time safe at home than out in the field this past year, the SPACES team still had the great privilege...

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One Large, Living Artwork: The Ellsworth Rock Garden

12 / 4 / 2020

Part of the Ellsworth Rock Garden’s (ERG) allure is its unlikely setting in Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. The enormous waterway park is at the ...

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From the Archives

Though Seymour Rosen is primarily known for his photography practice, he also 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 this groundbreaking exhibition that featured found objects, artisanal breads, and other examples of cultural production from mid-century Los Angeles. 

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