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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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Seymour's Darkroom: Shaped Buildings

02 / 27 / 2024

In 1976, Seymour Rosen’s photographs were exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. That groundbreaking exhibition, commissioned by SFMOMA …

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Out of Office: Oklahoma and Kansas

01 / 17 / 2024

This past August, I had the great honor of joining the “Totem as Monument & Archive” workshop and lecture series organized by artist/conservator Erin …

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The Environments of Environments: looking away from artist-built sites

10 / 24 / 2023

Gregg Blasdel, view of Eugene Mountains from the entrance of Frank van Zant’s Thunder Mountain Monument. ©SPACES Archives


Photographs taken on sit…

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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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