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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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Stacey Holder: Garden Guide to Preservation Manager

05 / 30 / 2023

An important part of the mission of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is to preserve the work of Isaiah Zagar. Exposure to weather elements and 165,000 vis…

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Out of Office: Southern California

05 / 15 / 2023

“In a state where the weather never changes, the people do the changing,” noted SPACES founder Seymour Rosen on the cover of his 1979 book In Celebrat…

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Daily Practices: Gabriel Chalfin-Piney & Art Environments

03 / 22 / 2023

Gabriel Chalfin-Piney is a performance artist and organizer with a background in cohort creation and public programming. They are interested in making…

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Recently Added Environments

John Roeder's Sculptures

Richmond, California

Lemmon's Petrified Wood Park

Lemmon, South Dakota

Easter Island on the Hudson

Haverstraw, New York

Dinosaur Hill

Hickey Township, Arkansas

Kim's Corner Food

Chicago, Illinois

The Way House of Light

Madison, Wisconsin

Kermit Bishop Garden

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Allen Park (Hobbitville)

Salt Lake City, Utah

Rosemary Ollison's Home

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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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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